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Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales

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Dead Guy AleDead Guy Ale

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very good

6,031 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,031
Reviews: 2,267
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 153
Gots: 505 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
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.

40 IBU
78 AA
16º Lovibond

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 09-05-2001)
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Photo of BitteBier


3.78/5  rDev -4.3%

An interesting orange-amber color with slight haze and an average amount of off-white head. Nose was pleasant but understated--sweet malts and a hint of hops. Those qualities carry over to the taste, which is nicely malted up front, fading to a bit of bitterness that lingers just about right. A smooth but not chewy mouthfeel helps make this an unexceptional but nicely drinkable beer.

07-23-2005 22:59:20 | More by BitteBier
Photo of gueuzeonhigh


3.78/5  rDev -4.3%

The visuals are there; the nose isn't.
Especially for a bock bier. I'd love more of a nose. No matter how much I inhaled, I thought my smeller detected a beer.

Flavor was not especially noteable-- yes it was congenial. There was plenty of nice ale character- noted bitterness although I couldn't point out the exact hops used. Finish was clean with a smooth glide to the horizon but something was lacking.

mouthfeel was nothing to complain about.

Drinkability- I could guzzle a six-pack on the spot. The only thing I'm grousing about is that the over-all flavor could use a signature-- a wart on the miller's nose, a something that says "ROGUE BREWERY"..

Still, if you want to enjoy an ale- here's one to reach for.

02-02-2008 02:54:25 | More by gueuzeonhigh
Photo of silentjay


3.78/5  rDev -4.3%

a very bubbly reddish copper with a lively almost white head that quickly recedes, but leaves some chunks on the Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

lots of lightly toasted bread in the aroma. almost a rye-spiciness to this, with a lot of grassy hops and plenty of earthy and citrus hops as well.

a light caramel malt with a bit of peppery spice, some herbal hops, and a touch of bitterness. pretty well balanced. not sure about the style designation, however. but, I'm not the brewer, nor the expert on that. a bit of diacetyl, reminds me of a decently balanced english-style pale ale.

light/medium bodied with a bit of prickly carbonation and a lingering peppery spice.

drinks rather well. skirts many styles, and falls in between them all in search of balance. finds balance, and sticks in the middle of the road. safe.

09-30-2010 04:06:46 | More by silentjay
Photo of JonMich13

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -4.3%

A = Poured a nice amber/copper color. Thin white head.

S = Wonderful aroma. Very buttery with honey and some fruit there.

T = Taste and smell didn't match. Didn't pick up as much sweetness as others have experienced here. Unremarkable up front, but bitter hoppiness and warm alcohol pick up the middle and ride through the end. Surprisingly noticeable alcohol given the fairly low ABV. Just not a whole lot going on here, but nothing terrible either.

M = Pretty good. Pretty light on the palate, not too much carbonation.

D = Fairly drinkable. Easy going down.

Unremarkable overall. One I would drink again if I come across it, but I'm not going out of my way.

02-24-2009 17:17:13 | More by JonMich13
Photo of BamaBeerBuff

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -4.3%

A: Pours a light coppery-orange with a dense one-finger head that is white with a slight orange tint in appearance that leaves very little lacing on the glass.

S: A very sweet malty aroma with a slight spiced aroma and a hint of slight hops in the background. A very interesting and complex aroma.

T&M: Tons of sweet malts initially that are then strongly bittered by spicy hops midway before giving way to a balanced, lightly drying finish. A very intriguing flavor progression on the palate from this one. It's medium bodied with an oily mouthfeel and carbonation that accents some of the spicy hoppiness present in the flavor profile.

D: Fairly drinkable, but perhaps a bit too sweet to be sessionable for me.

05-20-2008 04:04:10 | More by BamaBeerBuff
Photo of draheim


3.76/5  rDev -4.8%

12oz bottle, consumed straight from the bottle (it's a staff meeting at work, no glassware provided).

I know from prior experience this is an amber color with pretty good head retention/lacing, so I'm giving it a 4 for appearance.

Aroma is sweet, caramelly, bready, fruity and malty. Some floral hops too.

Taste follows nose. Caramel, toffee, sweet bread and floral/spicy NW and Old World hops.

Mouthfeel is sticky and full-bodied, feels heavy and chewy.

Overall I don't have a lot of experience with this style. It's a bit too sweet and malt-forward for my taste. Decent for what it is though.

08-30-2013 00:42:46 | More by draheim
Photo of Aaron_Ramson


3.76/5  rDev -4.8%

Beautiful fluffy, creamy white head on an orangish hued ale with a slightly hazy body. Didn't get too much out of the nose but the flavor is rich and extremely malty with a thick, full mouthfeel. There's a very strong hop presence that lingers throughout the sip; hard to place exact flavors. This beer seems to be all over the place but is extremely tasty and satisfying. A cross between a pale ale and an amber. My only complaint would be its muddled, undefined flavor that doesn't quite allow anything to stand out. Definitely worth trying, but not something I'd return to regularly.

11-16-2013 21:06:19 | More by Aaron_Ramson
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3.76/5  rDev -4.8%

08-13-2014 14:13:49 | More by ChefAndy555
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

09-06-2013 20:34:31 | More by aszatk01
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-07-2013 20:27:42 | More by npala86
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

04-11-2013 01:27:50 | More by Tiernan
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

11-27-2012 20:48:23 | More by ajkiser12
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-02-2014 21:20:11 | More by jonny1138
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Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-18-2013 16:27:37 | More by FadetoBock
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-15-2012 03:16:12 | More by danthehopslamman
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

10-06-2012 23:47:15 | More by kevrob802
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-06-2014 01:30:55 | More by freshflesh
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

03-24-2014 01:30:35 | More by DaftPatrick
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

11-15-2012 22:21:48 | More by VernonKell
Photo of mikechance


3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

One of the "Glow" bottles Rogue produced for Halloween. It's a few months old.

A --- slight head that settled into a nice lacing, wonderful orange color

S --- not much of anything. slight hint grass, little malt

T --- bits of bread, touch of lemon and other citrus

M --- light body, nicely carbonated

O --- It's pretty good. I think it's lost a little bit of it's flavor and bite but very enjoyable.

Did I mention it was only $1.99 for a bomber? I grabbed a few.

01-12-2013 02:51:54 | More by mikechance
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-01-2012 06:15:48 | More by Jovo
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

05-29-2014 22:05:04 | More by Prospero
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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

03-23-2012 20:11:07 | More by BigEasyBeerfan
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-14-2013 14:09:42 | More by Hugh37
Photo of Swedes21

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Poured in a chilled pint glass...

Appearance - beer pours with a nice substance to it. Head was fairly nice, a light brown tinge to it, fairly thick. Head turns into nice lacing. Nice light auburn colour, fairly cloudy.

Smell - slight smell of oranges/citrus and alcohol to this beer. smell is very nice and invites you to drink

Taste - i actually found this beer to be fairly smooth with an after taste that takes a few seconds to kick in. it really enlightens the taste buds, can really taste the malts and hint of citrus.

Mouthfeel - little more bitterness in the mouthfeel, the carbonation levels do not overly increase but are present. can really feel the beer in your mouth,

Drinkability - I am fairly impressed with this beer. Very nice tasting beer that offers a lot to the senses. Overall, i can drink a few of these a nite, but would be a great beer to pass out at a party!

10-12-2010 23:14:39 | More by Swedes21
Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
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