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AleSmith Evil Dead Red - AleSmith Brewing Company

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302 Ratings
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Ratings: 302
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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Photo of arizcards
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a growler at Papago Brewing Company for $10.00.

This beer poured an extremely deep red with a decent tan head. Nose is malty and of floral hops. Taste is most complex. Starts quite malty and finishes hoppy with an interesting nutty note thrown in. Mouthfeel is fairly full and is lively on the palate. Overall drinkability is wonderful...probably the most complex red I have ever had!

arizcards, Nov 06, 2005
Photo of vermilcj
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

vermilcj, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of Zbeetleman
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Zbeetleman, May 15, 2013
Photo of 2beerdogs
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

2beerdogs, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of sholland119
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Neighborhood , 11/9/11.

A-Pours is a reddish amber with a frothy tan head and good lacing.

S-Sweet malt with a hint of chocolate.

T-Grainy malt, slightly sweet with a hint of sourness and light earthy hops.

M-Medium bodied, dry.

O-Very nice. Not mind blowing but I am very glad to have gotten to try this.

HV

sholland119, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

trxxpaxxs, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of WanderingFool
4/5  rDev -2.2%

WanderingFool, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of Kendo
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Kendo, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of brewandbbq
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
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!

brewandbbq, Nov 13, 2008
Photo of brotherloco
4/5  rDev -2.2%

brotherloco, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of justintcoons
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

justintcoons, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of djaeon
4/5  rDev -2.2%

djaeon, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of magictrokini
4/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

magictrokini, Dec 04, 2008
Photo of GABrew
4/5  rDev -2.2%

GABrew, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Hopmodium, Oct 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Rollzroyce21, Nov 14, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

DerekMorgan, Nov 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

CaptDavyJones, Nov 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

sneaks2210, Oct 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

JimmyFlatRock, Oct 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

jzlyo, Nov 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

jvillefan, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of BAsbill
4/5  rDev -2.2%

BAsbill, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of augustgarage
4.05/5  rDev -1%
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.

augustgarage, Oct 05, 2011
Photo of WillCarrera
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

WillCarrera, Oct 22, 2013
AleSmith Evil Dead Red from AleSmith Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.