Evil Dead Red | AleSmith Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States
alesmith.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.66%

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.

Added by Todd on 10-13-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,039
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
582
pDev:
9.63%
 
 
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114
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Ratings: 582 |  Reviews: 150
Photo of unclekeith
3.26/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of davidsonte2
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of argock
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Photo of SaveWaterDrinkBeers
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of avisong
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of -steve-
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a reddish coppery color with a really nice light tan head. In the nose, it is caramel malts and hops. In the mouth, it is the same, caramel malts and hops. One of the better red ales I have had.

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Photo of msscott1973
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBorsato
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of prototypic
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of grapeshops
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vylo
4.78/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dacrza1
3.76/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

DATE: January 14, 2018... OCCASION: coming down after a thrillingly improbable finish to the Vikings/Saints game... GLASSWARE: Hop Devil nonick... pours a dark ruby red body, murky and foreboding--too dense to see through... the thick, creamy off-white head sits like a velvet cake frosting, and it laces like a stormy sky, and plateaus as a two-finger mesa--attractive! Immediate resin, spruce, and earthy malts leave the best impression; secondary scents of toasted malts that suggest soon-to-be-born bread, a little yeast funk, and some vegetable... traces of citric aroma, but not as much as expected... a creamy, frothy, breathy ale that is smooth, soft and extremely drinkable--nothing dead here, though a bit of butter accompanies the finish... a lingering, pleasant experience.... the flavor is resin, mango, peach, and light pine... the caramel promised is secondary, with the sweetness blunted by vegetable and toasted bread malts... I like the overall experience, with its creamy comfortably encouraging the next sip, and each sip lacking a bite at a middle-of-the-road ABV... ultimately, a beer that probably pairs with Autumn well; here in January, it stands well but not out--other ambers have been maltier, sweeter, hoppier.... this does enough to be in the second tier of that conversation...

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Photo of GravityKills
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VABA
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a nice ruby red color with a nice head and lacing. Aroma has hints of pine, citrus and malts. The taste follows the nose with subtle reminders of pine, citrus and malts. A nice medium bodied smooth beer.

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Photo of StanleysCup
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Duvel glass.

The beer is a dark reddish-brown color and completely opaque. A frothy, tan seasudsy head sits on top and breaks down into large foamy patches while thick blankets of foam lacing stick to the glass.

Aromas of red wood, cedar, pine dominate with a spicy hop note not unlike white pepper.

The taste is just as woody as the aroma with added flavors of charred dark bread and more prominent tangy hops in the finish. The finish is very sharp with subtle notes of lime citrus.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and very dry, sharp.

Overall, a bit too much wood and nothing to really balance it out, a soft caramel note would help.

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Photo of robebo44
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stoutmaster9
4.54/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RandynKirstyn
4.59/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on draft at PC Pub in Pennsburg, PA. The color is super dark mahogany that you can barely see through. Very rich, chewy malt flavors with a west coast hoppy backbone. Medium bodied with well-suited carbonation. Tastes and smells kinda like Christmas.

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Evil Dead Red from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 582 ratings