JoeTheYounger (1101) - Claremont, California, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from alesmith. Dark mahogany pour with nice head. Aroma is sweet caramel and sticky hops. Taste is very hoppy, sticky, chewy caramel. Frothy lower to med carbonation. Great red.
GarrettB (787) - La Jolla, California, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
September 23rd, 2011 - I honestly canít remember the context or setting in which I tried AleSmithís Evil Dead Redemption, but I must have been hurried. My notes are short, curt, and actually, unsatisfying. According to my perfunctory and lazy scribblings, the tasting profile for this brew could be best summed up by referring to the ubiquitous Arrogant Bastard - a beer born just up the road in Escondido. That would imply that the Evil Dead Red is a fully flavored, hoppy and alcoholic brew that packs a wallop. I believe it. AleSmith never goes short on flavor, and if this brew is a clone of Arrogant Bastard, well, thatís alright with me.
DocJitsu (304) - California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a clear deep amber color with a light taupe head. Sweet grapefruit leaps from the glass into the olfactory with some rich, sweet butterscotch that underlies it. Mouthfeel is light to medium-bodied with a bit of a carbonation scrub developing midway. Flavors are like a Milky Way bar with a tart cherry on top. Fine effort.
ADfan (479) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Alesmith it has a rich amber color in the glass. It has some nuts and caramel in the nose with a little bit of sweetness. Flavor has some toast and a resin quality to it. There is also a little bit of citrus and pine to it. Good finish.
peteinSD (957) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ PP Carlsbad. Dark amber pour with a slick of off-white foam. Aroma is heavy with caramel and a slight charred malt character with light pine from the hops in the background. Taste is a big caramel/malt flavor with noticeable char notes and complimentary hop bitterness in the finsh. Smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel. Nice beer.
Iphonephan (1193) - Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at alesmith. Pours a hazy dark amber with an ecru head. Fruity hop aroma. Hints of caramel. Bitter finish.
p1meatloaf (208) - California, USA - NOV 14, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
In pint on cask at Randy Jones BBQ. Looks deep dark red. Smells of simple good quality hops. Tastes like a beautiful red ipa. Good slight spice and smoothness from the cask. Overall 8 of 10
48FanInCali (492) - California, USA - NOV 11, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at KnB. Mahogany pour with nice one finger off white head. Excellent retention and lacing Nose of bready malts and hops. Taste follows with a nice level of hop bitterness and chewy sweet maltiness. Similar to Brian Boru.
Ughsmash (6666) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Joe for the growler! Poured crystal-clear, deep amber with a sticky cap of beige head.. lovely lacing as it descended. The aroma picked up sweet, yet roasty caramel, nutty, and molasses notes, topped by a hefty dose of fruity hops and lesser pine & citrus.. just the faintest hint of peaty smoke too.. balance was spot-on. The flavor found nutty and biscuity malts at the core, with additional layers of sweet caramel, vanilla, and molasses.. again the hop bill held up well, providing fruity and grainy earthy bitterness around.. some black peppery notes joined earthy bitterness and biscuity/nutty malts on the somewhat quick, dry finish. Medium-bodied and dry on the palate with low carbonation.. just the right amount of bitters to cut through the interesting malts.. overall an excellent brew!
jlieber17 (200) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 1, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Taproom. Pour is dark amber; tons of lacing. Malty aroma with some piney hops. Very sweet and nutty taste with lots of hops. Medium body is thicker than most reds. Dry finish. Very good.