My Bloody Valentine
AleSmith Brewing Company

My Bloody ValentineMy Bloody Valentine
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Style:
Red Ale - American Amber / Red
Ranked #18
ABV:
6.66%
Score:
89
Ranked #9,466
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 9.07%
Reviews:
172
Ratings:
705
From:
AleSmith Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  48
Gots
  94
SCORE
89
Very Good
My Bloody ValentineMy Bloody Valentine
Notes: Don’t spend this Single Awareness Day alone – grab a beer! This red-blooded cousin of Evil Dead Red Ale, our Halloween Brew, is a beautiful crimson color. Notes of caramel, toast, and bittersweet chocolate balance an intense bouquet of floral hop aromas that we know you’ll fall in love with. The finish leaves a pleasant, full-bodied sweetness on the palate that won’t spread angry rumors about you to all your friends like that one time when I was…ohh…uhh…Happy Valentine’s Day!
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Reviews by travolta:
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travolta from California

3.56/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Nice retention, light cappuccino head, foamy with nice clingy lacing. A rusty plum color.

Nose: Toffee, chocolate, sweet malt.

Taste: Grapefruit and carmel. It is crisp and a little dry. Champagne type dry.

Notes: It's a little dry, if I were to spend Valentine's Day alone, I would want it to be sweet and malty. It's nice for a red ale, however.

Feb 02, 2014
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kaelingirl from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Feb 21, 2013
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AlexChillton from Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Dec 30, 2013
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MakeMineADoubleJack from North Carolina

3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 21, 2015
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augustgarage from California

4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from cursory notes - on-tap @ Surly Goat - served in a nonic.

Cerise-highlighted, crimson liquid topped a smattering of seashell foam. Fluffy lacing, good retention.

Aroma is hop-forward with pine along with an array of floral notes.

Moderate initial bitterness is tamed by a cherry-kissed caramel-apple sweetness on the palate. Base malt shines through, and the finish is clean and fairly dry. Very good flavors, though not as complex as the nose would suggest.

Light-bodied, yet creamy and pleasant.

Very easy drinking, this seems to have a bit more fruit and a bit less bite (without sacrificing freshness of hop aromas) compared to the last release of Evil Dead Red...

Feb 29, 2012
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allstar255 from California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Feb 09, 2014
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mdlb44 from California

3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 18, 2015
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deapokid from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Jun 23, 2013
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s4s from California

2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

Jan 19, 2014
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Dewsby from Kentucky

3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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halo913 from Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

May 18, 2013
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Nightrain87 from California

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Feb 12, 2013
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hozersr from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 20, 2016
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rickrem from California

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Jan 20, 2014
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hpthebull from California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Feb 18, 2012
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Kelbow86 from California

3.6/5  rDev -9.3%

Dec 12, 2014
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KAF from Iowa

3/5  rDev -24.4%

Jun 24, 2014
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IHyphySF from California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Mar 16, 2012
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trippytbta from California

3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Feb 19, 2015
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beerrat from Virginia

4.53/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Oct 16, 2019
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Halcyondays from California

4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Hollingshead's in Orange, CA, seemed appropriate to drink it during the second week in February, drunk with fellow BA's chefscott79 and BrewbakerE,

A: Pours a dark red, with a full cap of tan foam, good lacing.

S: Hoppy for a red, grapefruit and caramel malt.

T: Dry caramel malt mixes with white grapefuit hops to make a really good tasting beer, simple flavour, but very affective.

M: Solid, dry for a red, resiny, medium-bodied.

D: A very good red ale, probably one of the best I've ever had, defintiely worth a try if on-tap.

Feb 13, 2008
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RichH55 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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craft4mike from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Feb 13, 2015
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Overlord from California

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer had the misfortune of immediately following the superb Pliny the Younger in my tasting regimen.

Pours brown with ruddy highlights. Small white head. Smells like caramel malt and some sort of earthy background.

Taste is primarily malt. There's some vanilla, maybe some darker fruits, and definitely some pine (not much grapefruit) hop content. A good beer, but certainly not a great one.

Feb 13, 2008
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leinie13 from Ohio

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Mar 15, 2015
My Bloody Valentine from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 705 ratings