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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
Ratings:
547
Reviews:
139
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
9.54%
 
 
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113
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

L: A deep reddish brown pour with a nice light tan head that becomes a thick lace. Evil Dead is clear enough to see through with some carbonation bubbles. Perfect for a red ale and one of my favorite looking beers.

S: Dark caramel malts jump forward as if from the grave with a good amount of spicy hops and even some tropical fruit notes. Honestly the hop notes smell more like a good IPA than a red ale. Delicious, if a bit hopper than the style calls for.

T: Crisp and malty up front. The body is a wonderful balance of sweet caramel malts, dark fruit notes and spicy hops. The finish is sweet and spicy with a light pine resin touch. One of the best balances of malts and hops that you will ever find and completely delicious. Perfect for a cool fall evening.

F: Malty, yet light and crisp with a nice spicy zest. Very good.

O: This is one of my favorite beers and I look forward to it each year. I love the balance of amber/red ales and lagers and this one stands out from the pack. It's as close to a perfect beer for me as I can imagine and I could drink this all day. I wish that I had grabbed more than one bomber from the store. The Evil Dead marketing is just icing on the cake because this is a perfect beer to drink while watching Evil Dead 2 as it is getting colder outside. My highest recommendation.

This Deadite was poured from a 22oz bottle into a Blind Pig mug and enjoyed at apx 55F.

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4.8/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this at the brewery two weeks ago. This review is from notes.

Pours a dark, ruby red with bright red edges to the glass. A creamy, off-white head lasts forever, leaving many trails of lace behind. Huge, wafting lemony, grapefruit hop notes mix with a much meeker doughy, nutty malt character in the nose. The taste is a lush one two punch of citrusy, piney, resinous hop flavors. The huge hoppiness is completely held in toe by a great toasty, caramel malt base. The balance is flawless. medium bodied mouthfeel with a light to moderate carbonation.

This is an incredible red ale. Hugely hoppy with tons of complex hop flavors. Big maltiness that never gets too much in the way. This is a must try from this legendary brewery.

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Deep menacing bloody amber
Airy citrus and light pine hops, cool caramel aromas
Medium bodied, craftily brewed with an excellent combination of hop varieties and whole bread richness, quick bittersweet finish

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottled on 8/21/15. This is really good buy now don't read any further. Huge hop aromas you'd think you were drinking a nice double ipa. Candy like malt balances this beer beautifully. This is the kind of beer you have to sip slowly so you don't drink the whole thing in a couple minutes.

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4.7/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

I got a growler of this beer from AleSmith. What can I say? Yum? It's one of the best growlers that I have ever had.

Appearance- A reddish brown

Smell- It has a bit of a hoppy smell with some sweetness

Taste- A yummy red with some hop fun added in

Mouthfeel- It's sweet, so a tad sticky

Drinkability- There is little taste of alcohol. It has a yummy flavor, so quite drinkable.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.09 out of 5 based on 547 ratings.
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