AleSmith Evil Dead Red

AleSmith Evil Dead Red Draft LabelHere’s a beer from AleSmith Brewing that used to be draft only.  It’s a hoppy red with sweet and toasty malts.  This year it debuted in bottles, and I was lucky enough to find it for $5 a bomber at my local Trader Joe’s grocery store.

AleSmith Brewing – AleSmith Evil Dead Red – 22 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 6.66% abv.

Appearance:  Pours a dark amber with a creamy dense khaki head.

Aroma:  Fresh resinous danky hops, sweet brown sugar like malt. Very hop forward.

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Taste:  Bitter American hops, toasted malt, burnt sugar. Finishes with bitterness with medium duration.

Mouthfeel:  Medium bodied, creamy carbonation.

Overall: This is the only way red ales should be made.  Lots of bitterness and dry hopped with American hops so it almost smells like an IPA.  This has the signature AleSmith smoothness that separates this beer from others like it.

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