Evil Dead Red
AleSmith Brewing Company

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From:
AleSmith Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
American Amber / Red Ale
Ranked #8
ABV:
6.66%
Score:
90
Ranked #8,974
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 9.65%
Reviews:
155
Ratings:
599
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 19, 2023
Added:
Oct 13, 2003
Wants:
  118
Gots:
  77
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.
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Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jun 19, 2023
 
Rated: 3.67 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Dec 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.85 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Nov 06, 2022
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.71/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Evil Dead impresses on first pour. Very deep amber color and a sturdy off-white head that laces the glass nicely. Nice flavor duality-- strong malt presence as you would expect from an amber, but also a supporting hop bite. Bready and resinous, a definite add for your Halloween festivities.
Oct 30, 2022
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can into a pint glass. Canned 8/25/22, so 2 months old.

Looks excellent in the glass. Deep reddish body with a strong off white head. This persists in good form throughout leaving thick rings of lacing.

Sweet malty aroma.

On tasting, the hops come through stronger than the nose would suggest. Solid malt backbone, some pine and spice notes.

Mouth fill, finish robust malty hoppy mix with a peppery feel.

Overall, very good brew for the season. As Ash would say, "groovy!".
Oct 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Oct 27, 2022
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Reviewed by morimech from Minnesota

3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
Poured from 16oz can. A fairly balanced brew. It is hoppy but there is also plenty of malty sweetness, perhaps too much malt influence. Bitterness is low to moderate. Definitely will not punish the palate. Great body and carbonation
Oct 26, 2022
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Had on tap. Murky dark amber body with a tan head. Smells of west coast citrus and piney hops with toasted caramel malt. Taste has more of a general sweet red malt that play well with the grapefruit and orange from the hops, finish is piney with a touch of earth. Feel is well balanced with a pleasant lean toward hops, medium and fuller body, just a well down amber. Happy early Halloween!
Oct 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.87 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

Sep 28, 2022
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Rated by imnodoctorbut from Texas

4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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Jul 31, 2020
 
Rated: 3.9 by StretchZep from Ohio

Mar 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.12 by Wrigfen from South Carolina

Dec 31, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Griffith from Connecticut

Mar 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.18 by JonBoy23 from California

Feb 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.96 by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

Jan 30, 2019
 
Rated: 3.32 by brocktune from Virginia

Dec 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.26 by unclekeith from Alaska

Dec 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.91 by davidsonte2 from Washington

Dec 12, 2018
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Reviewed by argock from Virginia

4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2018 version. Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Dark amber with 2-finger light beige head with decent retention and copious lacing.

S: Super hoppy aroma with pine, grapefruit, lime, and honeysuckle on the hop side with light toffee and nougat on the malt side.

T: Flavor is like Gordon Jr. with very smooth medium caramel malt flavor with toffee and pine, resin, lemon and grapefruit hop notes. Medium bitterness at most.

M: Very drinkable with light-medium body and dry finish with low-medium carbonation.

O: A really nice red ale with a good balance of caramel malts and hops, although I wish the caramel component was a little stronger as in Heretic Evil Twin.
Nov 24, 2018
Evil Dead Red from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 599 ratings