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AleSmith Evil Dead Red - AleSmith Brewing Company

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309 Ratings
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Ratings: 309
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 98
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.66% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Each Halloween we release this special concoction to celebrate one of our favorite holidays. Deep blood-red in color, an intense aroma of pine and citrus from an abundance of American hops balances the sweetness and rich, bready flavors of this beer's caramel malts. The result is a fiendishly smooth brew that will make your taste buds scream with delight.

This beer pairs excellently with toffee, caramel apples, or your favorite horror flick.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-13-2003)
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

terranostra86, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of ksherry112
5/5  rDev +22.2%

ksherry112, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of bitterbeerguy
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

bitterbeerguy, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of CBack465
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%

CBack465, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of cjohal85
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

cjohal85, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of BergBeer
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz for $4.50

A: Deep brownish amber with almost purple qualities to it. Aggressive cream colored head. Really like the color on this one its almost pretty!

S: Sweet malts abound, orange peel, raspberries, piney hops, and malt biscuit

T: Sweet malt hits the tongue followed by fig, grapefruit, orange, pine hops, slight blackberry, and citrus pine! Super tasty brew!

M: Medium body, slight cloying that is just barely there, hops dance spicy on teh tongue then dries out smooth!

O: Another great brew from Alesmith! Hoppier then most ambers but you won't see me complaining. Really starting to enjoy this hoppy sub genre of ambers recently and i think this is the best yet. That being said it's not one of Alesmtih's best but that still puts it head and shoulders above most other beers. It really good just not all the way there like My bloody valentine or their IPA. Still a great brew that you should try!

BergBeer, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of HarleyCorps
4/5  rDev -2.2%

HarleyCorps, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of Deeps
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Deeps, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of Jazzcrop
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tastes are breakfast/midday toast, chips, churned butter, piny hops, peely hops, caramel, woodiness and agave. Smells like a beer that could do for a monthly kind of thing, with oaky tastes, caramel, fairground candy and honey. I like this beer and I like Alesmith.

Jazzcrop, Jun 10, 2011
Photo of Fresh
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Fresh, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of Necropsy
3/5  rDev -26.7%

Necropsy, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of Jree261
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance-Pours dark red to brown with an off white foam out of the bottle.

Smell-Grass, red candy and caramel blend together for a strong aroma.

Taste-Follows the nose.

Mouthfeel-Excellent balance of aromas and flavors. Long finish with a medium to full mouthfeel that I would have expected to be heavier.

Overall-Really good beer. Powerful aromas and flavors that are balanced excellently.

Jree261, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of sasdragon
5/5  rDev +22.2%

sasdragon, Oct 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

thomascj, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of Farewell_Transmission
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Farewell_Transmission, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of silentdonkey
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach, CA.

A: A nice dark red with a hint of copper. It has a wonderful thick tan head that hangs around a bit and leaves a nice snail trail on the glass.

S: Starts of with a nice bouquet of pine hoppiness and follows with sweet caramel and vienna malts and a touch of toffee.

T: Really well balanced beer with a nice bitterness and flavor of resinous and piney hops mixed with the sweet caramel and bready malt profile. Nothing too overpowering.

M: Medium body with a nice creaminess. Carbonation is medium and does not infringe on any of the other flavors.

O: A fantastic red pale ale. A really nice west coast hop character blended with the maltiness of a stereotypical red. A really well executed beer from AleSmith. Very drinkable and I would definitely go back to this one.

silentdonkey, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of LongBeachHopHead
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Alesmith Evil Dead Red, 6.66% ABV brewed only at Halloween.

I had this on tap at the Green Dog Grill in Long Beach. I was talking to the rep that brings this beer in, and she was telling me that there were only 15 kegs of this allocated for SoCal. Too bad, its pretty good stuff.
Appearance: is a very dark rich almost blood-like red. There was not much head to speak of but the beer was poured in a pint glass taken from a freezer. Not sure if that's the best way to serve this one. It probably got colder when it hit the glass.
Smell: is wonderful. I am a huge fan of hops and always look forward to an Alesmith brew. Big bitter hop scent but also a wild maltiness to it as well. This beer is definitely a big red evil hop monster.
Taste: First few tastes are the floral hops right through the nose and a sticky-sweet-bitter malt base to it. I am not usually a huge fan of big malt but this is good. I'm very impressed by the complexity of this beer.
Mouthfeel: ((Cooold!)) j/k. I let the beer warm up a bit and it starts to release many more levels. It sort of bites the back of the throat with a burn like feeling but once swallowed, the hops kick in and they layers of malty aftermath to follow. They have really put effort into making this a Halloween brew. Its EVIL.
Drinkability: I could put down a couple of these, but that's it. The beers red bitterness starts to take over and become overbearing. Great beer though and hits the name on the nose.

LongBeachHopHead, Oct 17, 2006
Photo of earitt
5/5  rDev +22.2%

earitt, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of maskednegator
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Red, opaque. Thin, tan head, great lace.
Smell: Tangerines, pine needles.
Taste: Saltines, tangerines, caramel. A lot of black pepper and spice in the finish. Little bit of roastiness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied
Drinkability: Extremely well balanced. Very easy drinker.
Verdict: A nice, hoppy red. A little sweeter and a little more citrusy than Arrogant Bastard. Very very tasty and a great value at $13/64 oz growler(~4.50 bomber).

maskednegator, Mar 20, 2009
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

nate_lyon, Mar 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

smmeier819, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of adamparker05
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great fake blood, grade B molasses appearance.

Nose is dried black fruits (raisins!) and Christmas trees.

Flavor is wonderful: candied orange peel, maple syrup, hoppy with a great bittersweet finish

Very good, but you can't have more than 3 pints. A) IT starts to get very heavy B) You'll be hammerwed... which isn't a bad thng, but you'll stop appreciating this kick-ass beer.

adamparker05, Oct 17, 2008
Photo of ChewbaccaSD
3.76/5  rDev -8.1%

ChewbaccaSD, Jun 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Bananasplit, Oct 24, 2012
AleSmith Evil Dead Red from AleSmith Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 309 ratings.