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Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
89
very good

5,698 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 5,698
Reviews: 2,251
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 135
Gots: 355 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
8 Ingredients:
Malts: Northwest Harrington, Klages, Maier Munich and Carastan.
Hops: Perle and Saaz.
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

16º PLATO
40 IBU
78 AA
16º Lovibond

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 09-05-2001)
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Josievan

Iowa

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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Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
89 out of 100 based on 5,698 ratings.