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AleSmith Evil Dead Red - AleSmith Brewing Company

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292 Ratings
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Ratings: 292
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 95
Gots: 13 | 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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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

11-10-2013 07:37:32 | More by whatname
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Kendo

New York

4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the bomber into a Duvel tulip. Body is a nice mahogany-amber with a small off-white head.

S: Pleasant mix of malt (toffee, caramel malt) and hops - pine and citrus, with a touch of spiciness.

T: Follows the nose, pretty much, with toffee, brown sugar and caramel malt up front, then fruit - cherry and berry - is followed by the juicy, citrusy hops. Finishes with a nice combination of sweetness and hoppiness, with lingering juicy hop bitterness on the palate.

M: Call it medium in heft, with a slightly over-active, but fine, level of carbonation. Reminds me of black cherry soda at times.

O: Very good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 01:54:51 | More by Kendo
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smithj4

New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-08-2013 15:51:00 | More by smithj4
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours sparkling clear dark ruby. A bone, dense head of an inch-plus sank slowly, revealing goops of shredded lacework and a thick, rocky surface coating.

Aromatics lead off with fresh piney hops, tangerine, mangoe, and sugared grapefruit.
Lush and tropical with a kiss of malt.

Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Sticky and tacky.

Ripe fruit, smashed spruce boughs, grapefruit pith, and sweet malt start the palate. An almost drying yet quite firm bitterness follows through, along with a hint of embers and earthy bark.

Finishes with lingering biterness, fresh carmelized malt, and sap-drizzeled fruit.

Very tasty and uber-fresh. The roasted malts add some depth without adding too much sweetness, and theres a good dose of hops to boot.

Big ups to WeeheavySD for the freshie!

Serving type: growler

11-13-2008 00:30:10 | More by brewandbbq
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-29-2013 23:02:13 | More by WanderingFool
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2beerdogs

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

10-06-2013 14:13:04 | More by 2beerdogs
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magictrokini

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap @ Hamilton's. Pours clear auburn with a skimpy white head. Caramel, grapefruit, and pine dominate the nose. Full, tangy grapefruit and resin hop flavor tempered nicely by the malt. The caramel thankfully does not overwhelm. Velvet mouthfeel. I just can't get enough of the hops in this one. Its so good.

Serving type: on-tap

12-04-2008 19:25:14 | More by magictrokini
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into an imperial pint.

Appearance
Deep red with 2 fingers of light tan head. Good retention and clarity. Light-moderate carbonation.

Nose
Toffee, caramel. grapefruit and pine.

Taste
Toffee and caramel maltiness with hints of toast and a subtle earthiness. Notes of grapefruit and pine. Perhaps some touches of orange citrus.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, clean and smooth.

Overall
A decent Red Ale. I think I prefer My Bloody Valentine to this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 21:42:35 | More by justintcoons
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

10-29-2013 21:50:52 | More by Hopmodium
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djaeon

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

01-22-2012 20:51:19 | More by djaeon
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brotherloco

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-28-2013 00:56:52 | More by brotherloco
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vermilcj

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

01-04-2014 13:01:12 | More by vermilcj
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Rollzroyce21

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-14-2011 20:22:59 | More by Rollzroyce21
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GABrew

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-28-2013 21:59:29 | More by GABrew
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sneaks2210

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-25-2013 02:12:38 | More by sneaks2210
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augustgarage

California

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap @ Blue Palms Brewhouse - served in a goblet.

Dark burgandy body, clear with faint cardinal highlights and a fat soapy finger of beige foam. Thick creamy lacing; superior retention.

Potent hop aromatics present from a foot away - tangelo, jolly rangers, passion fruit, and other citrus and tropical notes synergize in a rich bouquet.

Fruity palate entry with a floral/herbal twist. Moderate bitterness accompanies a gentle herbal quality leading into the finish which concludes with malt, candy apple, and soap.

Well carbonated, but vaguely watery. Can't help but love the ABV.

A remarkable nose wedded to a likeable flavor profile makes for an excellent if not quite exceptional drinking experience.

Serving type: on-tap

10-05-2011 05:50:23 | More by augustgarage
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CaptDavyJones

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

11-12-2013 14:00:23 | More by CaptDavyJones
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-21-2013 13:04:43 | More by Jason1337
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-04-2013 15:07:13 | More by trxxpaxxs
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From: Friar Tuck's, Savoy, IL
Date:
Glass: Tulip

Alesmith's Evil Dead Red is an easily drinkable, well-balanced beer in that both substantial pine and grapefruit hops and caramel and toasted bread malts are notable in the aroma and flavor. It was quite easy to consume 22oz of this, the beer is blended and complex enough to warrant enjoyable repeats (and at $6 for 22oz, not awful for pricing, either). Regardless, this beer is miles ahead of imperial versions of the style for my palate.

Pours a 3cm tall head of light tan colored foam, composed of small bubbles that are densely packed into a very frothy-looking mass. Retention is excellent, the foam lasting several minutes in decline to a thick ring around the glass and a large, wispy island of foam resting atop the body of the beer. Lacing is excellent, a thick and heavy wash of doily-like patterns cling to all sides of the glass. Body is a dark amber color, with light bringing out orange and yellow tints along the sides of the body. Carbonation not visible through the nearly opaque (90% opacity) beer.

Aroma of big pine scents, mild grapefruit, and fairly heavy Maillard reaction sweetness (caramel and toast flavors) with a leaf-matter like edge.

Flavor is of pine-like hops, pine bark, soil,
Front of palate picks up strong pine resin from hops, milder grapefruit, with some substantial Maillard reaction sweetness (primarily caramel, hints of toast) from the use of crystal malts and perhaps a long boil. Mid-palate of strong pine resin hop flavor, medium to medium-high bitterness from hops, present, but well-blended-into-the-pine grapefruit; the malts and Maillard reaction products are here, but moved into the background, so one experiences a mild and subdued caramel sweetness and toast characters with a leaf-matter and dry-bark accent. Back of palate continues to feature strong hop bitternes with pine and well-blended grapefruit flavors, the malt and Maillard products pushed fairly far into the back of the palate. Aftertaste is of moderate bitterness with notable Maillard reaction products (caramel sweetness and hints of toast) and a leaf-matter/bark-like edge.

Beer is medium to nearly medium-heavy in body, with carbonation of medium-low intensity, resulting in a beer that is mostly smooth (3.5/5) and a bit foamy (1.5/5). A bit more carbonation would have suited this beer well, though as it is, it's also quite nice. Closes quite dry, with moderate stickiness remaining on the palate and lips.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 04:34:33 | More by falloutsnow
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

10-11-2013 21:00:45 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-22-2013 02:56:57 | More by WillCarrera
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

4.83/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this at the brewery two weeks ago. This review is from notes.

Pours a dark, ruby red with bright red edges to the glass. A creamy, off-white head lasts forever, leaving many trails of lace behind. Huge, wafting lemony, grapefruit hop notes mix with a much meeker doughy, nutty malt character in the nose. The taste is a lush one two punch of citrusy, piney, resinous hop flavors. The huge hoppiness is completely held in toe by a great toasty, caramel malt base. The balance is flawless. medium bodied mouthfeel with a light to moderate carbonation.

This is an incredible red ale. Hugely hoppy with tons of complex hop flavors. Big maltiness that never gets too much in the way. This is a must try from this legendary brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

10-17-2012 01:03:44 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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BAsbill

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-08-2013 04:04:29 | More by BAsbill
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

11-05-2013 03:48:24 | More by DerekMorgan
AleSmith Evil Dead Red from AleSmith Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.