Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by rickyleepotts:
3/5 rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I know I have had this beer before. I just don’t remember anything about it. I do know that everything I have had from Rogue has been good. As the “what they said” says, they do the opposite of what everyone else is doing. It works. They just make a good beer. Let’s get to it.
Oh, and the label is supposed to be glow-in-the-dark. It’s not. Not this bottle anyway. Oh well.
In the Glass: This beer has a really deep orange color to it. It also is pretty cloudy. It almost looks like there is yeast floating around the beer. There might be. I don’t know. But it looks delicious in the glass.
Nose: Whoa, what a nose. What is that? I have no idea but it smells incredible. I want to say it smells like an orange, but the sweetness is what is causing that. It has some spice in there too, and while this beer has a very low ABV it might just have some heat on it. Let’s see.
Flavor: The beer smells better than it tastes. I hate that too. The beer does get better as it slides across your palate, but the flavor isn’t really there until the aftertaste. You get some of those spices kicking in after you swallow, but the smell demands a better tasting beer. That’s just too bad.
Mouthfeel: There are a lot of bubbles up front. We are drinking this right out of the fridge, so maybe it tastes better as it heats up. But man. I wanted this beer to be more than it is. Thinking back to the sweetness on the nose, it hits you for a second on the back middle of the tongue. But that’s it. The aftertaste starts sweet, but is quickly taken over by the spice.
Aftertaste: The aftertaste is solid. The nose is amazing, the flavor pretty much stinks, and the aftertaste is at least worth talking about. I keep going back to those spices, but man. There is a ton of spice in the aftertaste. I am thinking cinnamon, and while that’s not it… it is what it reminds me of. Burnt caramel. Maybe that’s it. Anyway, the aftertaste is solid.
This beer is good, and it comes from a VERY popular brewery out west. I have enjoyed almost every Rogue beer I have had. I just hate that this seems sort of bottom of the barrel. No pun intended.
Dead Guy Ale - The bottle says: Nothing. The bottle doesn’t say anything at all.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2012 00:51:41 | More by rickyleepotts
More User Reviews:
4.11/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
(purchased cold, no best-by or bottling date - poured into an Innis & Gunn fluted goblet)
A: slightly-hazy, but otherwise relatively clear, clean-looking amber liquid, topped with a buttload of foam... that foam stays standing for a good long while, opening up from the inside, receding down to a lovely marshmallow-y texture - the head is just fantastic!, though it does break up into lil islands on the way down... bit of lace to and fro
S: mild floral notes, Munich malt... toasty, lightly-spiced sugar cookie... a tad herbal, as in parsley, and classic leafy-floral German hops... smells like the base for many a' heartily-hopped 'malt-forward' west coast 'IPAs' in the range of yellow to red
T: interplay of elegantly bitter, leafy hop and moderately spicy-herbal yeast character, all atop a meaty malt foundation... I could see how one could call this a Maibock - the German hop flavor is apparent, while there's also an ideal level of clean alcohol flaming in the background - but the malt flavors are unmistakably American - graham-cracker, with a dusting of light caramel... the bitterness builds and is the last thing standing
M: kinda silky smooth, cut hard through by the bitterness... despite the voluminous head, there's only a modicum of bubbly tingle on the tongue... round, soft-felt-blankety flow
O: shit, probably only had this once or twice in the past 10 years, but this is pretty damn good - but I love bitter, malty, fullish beers, minus all the tutti-fruity nonsense... if you're familiar enough with Rogue's ales, you may very well peg this as one right away - that Pacman is quite distinct... we'll see what the price point on this is, but I could see drinking this more often
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 23:00:27 | More by Bouleboubier
Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
89 out of 100 based on 5,684 ratings.