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Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales

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Dead Guy AleDead Guy Ale

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very good

6,679 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,679
Reviews: 2,326
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 214
Gots: 964 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 09-05-2001

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
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Photo of wcudwight
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Looks like a rich tea or honey. Red hues. The head is just some light lacing on top of the beer.
S: Fruity and some floral smells.
T: The malts and hops mix nicely. Sweet to bitter taste. Nice smooth well-balanced aftertaste.
M: Crisp, nicely carbonated. Not too much; not too little.
D: Very drinkable brew. Nice session beer.

Photo of PaleAlien2
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Light amber with nice clarity and white ring at the top. Not exactly a show stopper.

Nice flora hop aroma. Kind of a woody scent in there too.

Main element is the hops. Malt seems kind of lacking. Might be a bit out of balance. Detecting some citrus in there as well.

Nice body. Well done there.

Pretty good. Not spectacular though. Very drinkable.

Photo of amattocks2
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of SebD
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice orange/copper colour to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down quite fast and there is minimal lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of sweet malts with caramely notes and some fruity hops.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a very sweet malty taste to it with some definite caramely and bready notes. The hops give it a slight citrucy flavour and biterness but the malts definitly drown them out.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a light body.

Drinkability: It's a smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavours and aromas but a bit too sweet for my liking.

Photo of SometimesIfart
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a lager glass. Pours a Medium amber, with a finger and a half worth of head. The smell is quite hoppy if you ask me, With light toasted malt and bread. The taste virtually follows the smell. Tastes hoppy, Some light malt, Some wet bread and slightly strong skunk. Weird for the type, Eh?, It all piled together nicely thought. The mouthfeel somewhat follows, Though it allows more of the skunk to come through. Overall, A VERY easy to drink beer. Seriously, I would buy this for ANY occasion. Though at $2.50 a bottle, The prices are a bit too high for what you get. Drop your prices, And you'll consistently have my ( and I'm sure thousands of others ) business

Photo of Johnnyperks
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of BeerCon5
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a misty, light orange color, with about a half inch of white creamy head that remains until the end. Very lively carbonation.

Citrus is most notable in the scent, most likely oranges.

The taste is also citrus with some piney hopps.

The beer is light-bodied and crisp with good carbonation.

This is a very drinkable beer. A very good, refreshing beer.

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle a nice warm golden-orange with a huge, frothy off-white head.

The aroma greets the nose with bread and butter along a light citrus twang.

The taste has a good malt presence and is slightly sweet.

Moderate mouthfeel, slick to the tongue, and with average carbonation.

This one is easy to drink and more enjoyable than expected.

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Jb_cheers
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of jkc88
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark amber color with a light brown head of about 1 finger.

S: Sweet, with a hint of toasted grain.

T: A little sweet with a little hops flavor. Finishes with a lingering spiciness.

M: Smooth, but not heavy.

An easy to drink, sessionable beer. While the flavor isn't the most complex, I thought there was a decent balance of sweet and bitter.

Photo of sinistersteve
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the brand new DGA "Growler" to a robust, yet cloudy brownish-red.

Head started off nice but thinned out. There was absolutely no lace to decorate the glass.

Aroma is sweet, almost a hint of honey and spice.

Flavor is equally as nice. A near perfect balance of hop, malt, spices and whatever secret ingredients Rogue may use for this delicious brew.

I hate to say this, but I waited way too long to try this beer, being an Oregon native and all. Perhaps this is one of the better beers to share with the fizzy-yellow beer crowd in hopes of converting them to the true beer way.

Photo of PayDay
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Like a comfortable pair of old shoes that you find in the back of your closet and put on for the first time in a long time, I found the taproom in The Dalles was out of my favorite IPA when I went to fill a growler, but seeing they had Dead Guy on tap and I hadn't had it in years, I said fill 'er up. That night after a day of steelhead fishing I opened my growler and was almost blown away at how good that Dead Guy was from draft. It's so damn drinkable, refreshing, and goes perfectly with almost any food you'd want to pair it with. Love it.

Photo of BrewMonkey
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured darker than I expected, somewhat coppery/amber in color. Pretty light and fluffy head, about 3/4 inch with a normal pour.

Aroma was fruity and a little sweet.

Taste was really suprising, took me a second for it all to register. Initial flavor reminded my wife and I of cotton candy, with a fruity twist. Just a very unique flavor. Mouthfeel was fairly light, decent body but not at all heavy on the pallete.

Very drinkable.

Photo of zeff80
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a copper, amber color with a white, two-finger head. Left some lace.

S - It smelled of sweet malts and grasses.

T - It tasted of toasted malt and some hops and clove.

M - It was crisp and dry. A medium-bodied beer.

D - A very good beer. Not to mention a great label.

Photo of depechemode1983
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark amber color. The head is off-white and has decent retention. There is a single ring of lacing on the top of the glass and becomes patchy further down. Looks pretty good. Nose is mostly malty up front but has a nice floral hops balance. I get cajeta, a slight hops bitterness and a touch of honey. The taste is very earthy and floral. Still getting some honey. Bitter hops shine through in the middle and the taste ends with a light coffee,caramel flavor. The mouth feel is soft, medium in body and the carbonation is on the high side. All in all not bad. This is one of the beers that kick off my love for craft beer. I don't drink it as often because of the price tag. 12.99 a six pack. I swear i used to be able to get this beer for under 10 dollars.

Photo of Naes
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The appearance is a bit cloudy with a copper brown color and a small off white head.

Its aroma is dominated by hops, but remains sweet.

The flavor is hopy with hints of brown sugar, yet there is also a definite malt presence in the middle.

Mouth feel is medium bodied and mildly carbonated. Worth a try.

Photo of beergod1
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I have had this beer many times before but have never rated it. It's usually my standby when encountering a limited selection.
So When I go to "Save on " in Mentor Ohio, I get singles of beer I had, but never rated....this is one of them.
Pours a burnt orange with thin white head. Great sweet, nutty flavor with a dry hop finish. Balanced, Medium body makes you want to drink several (and I have). Not a MUST have from rogue, but it is a great go to brew.

Photo of flipper2gv
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: semi translucent orange brew. Head is off white and strong.

S: Very fruity nose. Nice peach dominant smell with hints of orange and bananas. Some green tea too. There is some caramel and overall malt sweetness to it. Very smooth.

T: Much hoppier than I expected. Opens up with the malt sweetness. Then it's all about the fruits but this time more of orange zest than the rest. Some tart too. Green tea is stronger while the peach and banana are near non existent. Some herbal hops that brought the tea cuts it at the end.

M: Very creamy, to my surprise. Carbonation level is perfect.

D: Very drinkable. Balanced brew with enough of everything to please almost any drinker.

Photo of Foxman
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It pours a golden amber, with a slight haze about it. A quick creamy, light tan head recedes gradually to tiny dots of foam. There's no real lacing to speak of.

The aroma carries a scent of somewhat sweetish malt, with moderate hops presence. There is a hint of maple syrup or brown sugar on the very bottom. As the beer warms, the malt comes well to the fore.

Out of the gates, the malt and hops are neck and neck. The dry tingle and floral notes of the hops goes hand in hand with the sweet malt, overall a crisp initial flavor. At the outside there flits a berry sweetness, again with a brown sugar tinge. At the end there's a yeasty biscuit finish. As with the smell, malt plays a much more assertive role as the beer warms.

It swirls nicely on the tongue, coating with a medium body, not lingering long, leaving a spicy hops tingle as a reminder of its presence.

It's a genuinely nice beer, with enough malt/hop interplay to be interesting. There's not too much of anything, and just enough of everything. Sure, I could handle 2 or 3 more, time and next-morning productivity depending. The beer grew on me, just better than pedestrian when colder, but multiplying in character as it warmed.
Also, my boys love the bottle. They want more so we can use them for Halloween decorations in the garage next year.

Photo of jt31914
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle

A: 1 1/2 fingers of head - typical beer color, almost reminds me of an IPA.

S: Faint cloves and hopiness as well as some sweetness (maybe honey).

T: Tastes like honey in the finish and cloves in the front. Very smooth and crisp brew.

M: Great mouthfeel - smooth and refreshing.

D: Same as mouth.

Photo of crackerpooch
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Presentation- 12 oz. brown bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance- Pours a one finger light beige head. The head reduces quickly to a nice film that does not lace much. It has a murky orange haze to it. I’m not certain, but I don’t believe this style of beer should be this cloudy.

Aroma- Not much nose on this one. A slight crisp sweetness is all I get.

Taste- A sweet caramel taste with a slight beautiful bitter balance. A great clean taste.

Mouthfeel- Medium mouthfeel that sticks to the back of the tongue and palate.

Overall a pretty drinkable beer that has a unique taste and good mouthfeel.

Photo of scarletfire79
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pale golden color, almost could be mistaken for any of the big three in color. decent hop aroma, but the taste is just way to mellow for me. i mean, if the object was to finish as many as possible this might be my choice from rogue, but other than that this was just alright.

Photo of Sticksroom107
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of weazal
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Not overly potent. Mild warm, sweet spices. Musky tropical fruit and light floral notes. Gosh it was hard to discern.

T: The perfect contrast of bitter hops drifting along a blanket of smoothness. Sugary sweetness flirts on the tip and edges of the tongue. Strong, in your face flavor. The sweetness radiates a fruitiness throughout the beginning and mid until it slowly warms into caramel, which dissipates leaving just that lingering, back-of-the-mouth hoppy bitterness.

Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
89 out of 100 based on 6,679 ratings.