Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by Josievan:
4.28/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Dead Guy pours a muddy orange color. That sounds kind of gross, but it actually looks tasty. The head is the frothy, writhing one of a hoppy beer.
Smell: The aroma is of West Coast hops and hearty lager-type malt.
Taste: Surprisingly, this bottle tastes mellower than when I've had Dead Guy on tap, not quite as bitter. However, Dead Guy is still a punchy rascal. The beer is just hoppy enough to give hopheads a fix, while not scaring others away. The malt is playing a bigger role than in the draft version I'm accustomed to. This actually is almost sweet, in a caramel malt sort of way.
Mouthfeel: This Dead Guy is not as sharp and biting as I remember. It's crisp while retaining a relatively substantial body.
Drinkability: This bomber was shared three ways, and I find myself craving more. Here is a beer far from weak in flavor, but still pretty sessionable.
Notes: I've had Dead Guy on tap several times and enjoyed it every time. I liked this bottle even more, although this seemed almost like a different beer, as can be gathered from above.
I can't help but compare Dead Guy to its bourbon barrel-aged version, John John Ale, which I tried awhile back but haven't gotten around to reviewing. Regular Dead Guy is more easy-going and run-of-the-mill than John John, but arguably just as tasty. This statement is not meant to denigrade John John, but only to praise Dead Guy. Because my logic says that if a beer can even hold a candle to a bourbon-infused version of itself, it has to be pretty good.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2010 22:43:36 | More by Josievan
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