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AleSmith My Bloody Valentine - AleSmith Brewing Company

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very good

430 Ratings
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Ratings: 430
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 44
Gots: 25 | 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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3/5  rDev -24.4%

chadski, Feb 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

ralphw56, Feb 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

jpaulsen, Feb 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

lakeylake, Feb 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

prock180, Feb 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

TastefulNudity, Feb 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

JNBeer, Feb 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

JerseyHopHead, Feb 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Smarty_Pints, Feb 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Booner818, Feb 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Grinky, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of barnzy78
4.44/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L - ruby reddish brown with a persistent, creamy, beige head
S - toasted grain, caramel, citric, piny hops
T - nice blend of pine and grapefruity citrus with plenty of toasted grain and caramel; a bit fruity and bready with some broen sugar/burnt caramel notes; bold bitterness with a heavy malt backbone
F - lighter side of medium for body, easy drinking with exceptional balance; finishes semi-dry
O - really enjoyed this one. Huge malt character with vibrant hops. Loved every sip.

barnzy78, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of TheDrunkenDeer
4.46/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm trying to keep this rating conservative, but I do love this beer. Drinking it on Valentines day may have made it even better. I love the strong hop nose. Possibly Centennial and Amarillo. I'm so glad I stocked up on this in San Diego. I'm not a big fan of Ambers/Reds usually either.

TheDrunkenDeer, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of GilGarp
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber served cold into a goblet.

My Bloody Valentine is a crimson red color with good clarity and thick head. It settles fairly slowly and leaves a bit of spotty lacing.

Aroma is the usual hoppy excellence you expect from Ale Smith.

Flavor is a nice combination of malty amber malts and big hoppy bitterness. Caramel and brown sugar sweetness at first but from middle to end it's all citrusy west coast hops.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated.

Overall a very good hoppy red with an unfortunate but appropriate name.

GilGarp, Feb 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

jakecattleco, Feb 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

virinow, Feb 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

bostonryan, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of Samuel906
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark reddish brown with a light reddish head, no effervescing. Pretty cool looking beer, and appropriate for a valentines themed brew. Smell is sweet and bready, with some subtle hops. Taste is malty and fairly sweet, subtle hops again. Everything was pretty mellow: caramel, fruit, chocolate, bread. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy bodied. Low carbonation. Smooth and silky.

Overall, not bad, a bit too sweet for my taste mixed with heavy malt made it a slow drinker for me.

Samuel906, Feb 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

sasdragon, Feb 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

IPAchris, Feb 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

justinp, Feb 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

JRod1969, Feb 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Axnjxn, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of chugalug06
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Dark, dark red brew. Looks to have nice clarity. Moderate lacing. Decent (crust) head retention.

Creamy, apple (red), lots of toasted caramel, some very light crisp pine notes.

Talk about a brew that drinks different than the aroma... The feel is dry, earthy, resinous, and bitter. The flavors are lightly bitter and moderately sweet with caramel and toffee. Kinda odd. Carbonation is spot on and medium at that. Toasty milk chocolate is also very forward with slightly awkward sweetness that a bit misplaced, but still makes for a unique brew.

This is a great amber, especially at $8/22oz. This is the definition of a price point beer. It's not $15, not $10. It's one hearty amber ale. Highly recommended, just a bit funky and sweet.

chugalug06, Feb 12, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a really nice red color with about a half inch of tan head. The head lingers for a time, leaving some nice lacing.

Hops tend to dominate the smell, seems to be mainly pine with a touch if citrus and floral.

Caramel and chocolate notes at the front, then the hops kick in, adding pine and floral flavors. The hops don't hit as hard as the smell suggests, it's actually sweeter up front then expected, and while there are definite hop flavors there, they don't overwhelm.

Smooth going down, with lingering carbonation that tingles the tongue.

A nice change of pace from my usual beers of choice. I am not a fan of hoppy beers, but this one balances the sweet and bitter notes so well, I didn't mind a stronger than normal hop presence. Tastes pretty much how I would expect a Valentine;s Day beer to taste, worth a try.

Vixie, Feb 11, 2014
AleSmith My Bloody Valentine from AleSmith Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 430 ratings.