My Bloody Valentine Ale, cousin of Evil Dead Red by Ale Smith

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My Bloody Valentine Ale, cousin of Evil Dead Red by Ale Smith is a 6.66%ABV Amber/Red Ale. First time for this one :P. Truly a beer for the occasion. To share with your loved ones 😉

Don’t spend this single awareness day alone – grab a beer! The red-blooded cousin of Evil Dead Red Ale, our Halloween brew, is 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-boded sweetness on the palate that won’t spread angry rumors about you to all you friends like that one time when I was… ohh… umm… Happy Valentine’s Day!

Pair this beer with jilted lovers, reservations for one, or your favorite emo album.”

Upon opening this beer, well they sure as hell were not kidding. This is like an IPA fragrance with an Amber Ale body. Fragrances of rich grapefruit, citrus, piney, grassy hops, cherries, rye, blood >:[, peanuts, caramel, biscuit bread, pineapple, basil, herbs and spices, Valentine’s sugar candies and cinnamon. Flavors explode of crimson tart and sweet cherries, caramel, toffee, balance grassy and piney hops, citrus orange, mango, apricot, valentine’s candy, rye, cranberry, blood red tart raspberries, biscuit bread, chocolate, strong tropical fruits, peanuts and walnuts. The after taste stays with you with a balance of cherry sweetness mixing with with hoppy bitterness. Damn, quite the surprising Amber Ale. Extremely delicious, extremely balanced and extremely flavorful. A true amber among ambers. It is through and through one of the best damn Amber ales I have ever had. That is saying a lot considering it is like my 5th or 6th favorite style of beer. If Evil dead Red is at the top for Halloween World class beers, it is surely not a surprise why this is just freaking awesome!! Truly a love beer :3


XX Bitch Creek 2012 Edition by Grand Teton Brewing

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XX Bitch Creek 2012 Edition by Grand Teton Brewing is a 7.5% ABV Double Extra Special/Strong Bitter Ale.


Bitch Creek ESB was first brewed in 2003, and perfectly balances big malt sweetness and robust hop flavor for a full-bodied mahogany ale. It has quickly become our best-selling beer, as well as our most-critically acclaimed, having won medals-including two golds— at four out of the past five Great American Beer Festivals. 

XX Bitch Creek Double ESB is all that and more. We took the Bitch Creek recipe and doubled everything: double the malt, double the hops, twice the flavor. 

ESB ales are made to create a very balanced style of beer where the flavors are not too over powering specifically with hops and alcohol. This ale smells and drinks like an Amber ale but more potent. Especially for this ale, being a double ESB. The beer smells like toffee, honey on toast and biscuit bread, caramel, peanuts, molasses and a bit of pine. The flavors are biscuit, peanut butter on toast, caramel, maple, toffee, slight pine, earthy and grassy flavors as well as some grapefruit in brown sugar. There are some slight chocolate and cherry flavors in there as well. The after taste is like that of caramel, maple and nuts but with sweetness toned down. The beer is not super sugary but even the sweet and bitterness is also balanced nicely. I think people that love amber ales or know about ESBs will love this one.