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AleSmith My Bloody Valentine - AleSmith Brewing Company

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89
very good

426 Ratings
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Ratings: 426
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 41
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OStrungT on 02-13-2006)
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beagle75

Iowa

3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft served in a pint glass at Tustin Brewing Co. Since I was unfamiliar with this beer, the server described it to me as a "hoppy red".

A: Hazy deep reddish-brown with less than one finger of off-white head. Moderate lacing remains.

S: Weak spicy hops accompanied by little else. I expected more malty richness in the smell. This beer looks like it should smell much bigger and better than it does. The one caveat I can offer is that this beer was served too cold (as all but the cask seem to be at TBC).

T: Fairly balanced, with hops and malt components blended to the point that neither really stands out over the other. There's nothing aggressive about the flavor here, but it probably won't disappoint either. That said, I guess I was expecting a bit more aromatic hops to define this beer.

M: Medium body and low/moderate carbonation are appropriate for the style.

D: This beer is good overall, with the qualities to please drinkers with varying tastes. I would choose it over a hoppier beer to accompany a meal, since there is less aromatic hops here to get lost in the mix than in a typical IPA.

In a comparison of this beer with "hoppy red" offerings such as GF Hophead Red and Rogue Dry Hopped Red, I think this beer just misses the sweet spot. Stood alongside standard ambers such as Mendocino Red Tail, BP Calico, and AV Boont, it is a very strong offering.

Serving type: on-tap

02-08-2010 05:38:20 | More by beagle75
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S: hoppy like an IPA, but sweeter.

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M: A bit too sweet for my tastes, as I'm not a huge fan of red ales, but still very drinkable. Kind of a weird hybrid of ale, porter and stout as mentioned above. I picked up a 22-oz bomber from my local shop for $3.50 on clearance, evidently they've had it left over since February. Not bad at all for that price.

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Pours a deep brown body with ruby highlights. Head is 1/3 inch and tan in color. Lacing and head retention are pretty good.

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AleSmith My Bloody Valentine from AleSmith Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 426 ratings.