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Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
89
very good

5,697 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 5,697
Reviews: 2,251
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 135
Gots: 353 | 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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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

1.8/5  rDev -54.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

dead guy ale pours a copper color w/ a small head that fades to a ring.smell is slightly hoppy with stong malt in front. laced the glass nicely. taste was unimpresive. Think that the bottle is bad. extemely bitter, acrid taste. kind of like soda water with bitters added. surrely a bad bottle. with no way to tell age it is hard to tell how old this crap is. huge dissapointment. will re review when a fresh sample can be obtained.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2004 22:16:30 | More by ramrod666
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yeastlovehoppiness_greg

Iowa

1.94/5  rDev -50.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 1.75

This beer looked good. Medium Dark amber color. It had a malty but sweaty smell to it. It had a thin head. Then I tasted it and it was very malty, but that sweaty smell was what it tasted like. I tried to drink it, but the more I drank the worse it tasted. I may have gotten a bad one by all the reviews here but it pretty much ruined beer for me for the rest of the night. So, I had to rate this one pretty poorly.

beerloveandhoppiness.com

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2013 00:41:36 | More by yeastlovehoppiness_greg
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CU570M

Washington

1.98/5  rDev -49.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Foggy orange color with no head at all. The smell on this kind of reminded me of baby food. i am not sure about you but that is not something i want to sit back and enjoy. Taste was a bitter lemon, it was ok but was a little too bitter at times. Mouthfeel was thick and felt good but the bitterness is too overwhelming at times. The drinkability for me is low, but if you are a fan of bitter beers i would recomend it.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2006 15:13:14 | More by CU570M
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mctizzz

California

2/5  rDev -49.4%

02-10-2012 13:38:17 | More by mctizzz
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jmbraxton

Alabama

2/5  rDev -49.4%

04-02-2012 23:47:36 | More by jmbraxton
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holtzmeister

Florida

2/5  rDev -49.4%

07-15-2012 17:53:03 | More by holtzmeister
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YogiBeer

Illinois

2/5  rDev -49.4%

01-05-2013 01:19:44 | More by YogiBeer
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Travisnin

Idaho

2/5  rDev -49.4%

11-15-2011 07:25:39 | More by Travisnin
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Dracook

United Kingdom (England)

2/5  rDev -49.4%

02-25-2012 01:26:49 | More by Dracook
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spoonhawk

Iowa

2/5  rDev -49.4%

11-23-2011 23:42:00 | More by spoonhawk
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -49.4%

08-26-2013 22:48:11 | More by Jeffrey2310
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byronic

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -49.4%

12-04-2013 17:32:16 | More by byronic
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chrispoint

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -49.4%

02-18-2012 17:16:56 | More by chrispoint
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JSchock7

Kansas

2/5  rDev -49.4%

06-12-2013 06:39:16 | More by JSchock7
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joex444

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -49.4%

02-21-2012 13:23:57 | More by joex444
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OklahomeBrewed

Michigan

2/5  rDev -49.4%

02-27-2012 00:02:06 | More by OklahomeBrewed
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JeffB

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -49.4%

07-06-2012 12:08:07 | More by JeffB
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King_KongDCO93

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -49.4%

12-19-2012 19:01:38 | More by King_KongDCO93
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Wordslinger

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -49.4%

05-06-2012 01:58:55 | More by Wordslinger
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tmm313

Georgia

2/5  rDev -49.4%

06-26-2012 11:55:25 | More by tmm313
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ELN

Washington

2.03/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

I bought this one about 3 years ago. It is brewed not too far from where I live. I don't understand why it's always $8.50-$9 when all our other local beers are usually $6 give or take. Rogue has this and their "Santa" beer, not sure what that's called and some bombers on the local shelves like Safeway or Fred Meyer. (I've never tried any of those). I did not like the flavor of this beer and for being the most expensive of the shelf at Wal Mart (ha ha ha) it really wasn't that good. It seemed like a chore to get it down. If they lowered the price ever I'd try it again.

One time I was watching the news and they said they were going to start shipping this stuff to Japan to crack the market there. I don't know if that means they're tring to be really high class or what. I think if you're local then try to have a regular price like $6 or so everyone can afford.

Deschutes if the best local beer available in all the supermarkets.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2010 08:14:14 | More by ELN
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BeerEngineer

California

2.13/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

NOTE - I HAD TO GRADE THIS BEER EXTREMELY LOW BECAUSE IT HAD AN INFECTION OF SOME SORT. TERRIBLE ALCOHOLIC BURN AND TASTE, CORN ODOR (DMS) VERY HIGH. I DUMPED THIS BOTTLE.

General - Had a 22 oz bottle of this in the fridge for too long. I used to be a big fan of this but now, not so much. I'm going to try and review this as it should be with the BJCP style 5A. I'm drinking it out of my New Belgium tulip.

Appearance - Color is a deep copper to light brown, somewhere around an SRM of 17. The head is great at first, light and fluffy with a slightly off-white color. Head diminishes quickly.

Aroma - There is a moderate malty scent on this, appropriate for the style. There is a hint of hops with it which is typically not acceptable. Typically a maibock will have very minimal noble hop aroma. There is something wrong with this bottle, I can't tell what it is. I smell something like creamed corn mixed with rubbing alcohol.

Taste - Not going to happen, did you read the aroma section I wrote? Ok so I tasted it anyway. Super bitter, definitely bad. This is infected with something. This sucks. I'm done with this.

Mouthfeel - There is a big astringency with this, it is gross.

Overall - Yikes, I normally don't see DMS in commercially available beers but that's Rogue for you. I used to like this brand and sometime I will give it another review but this one is terrible. I'm not one to dump beer, but I have good stuff in the fridge that I'd rather drink. This beer was infected.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 02:55:51 | More by BeerEngineer
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JohnX


2.25/5  rDev -43%

06-27-2014 23:22:33 | More by JohnX
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Beestin

Iowa

2.25/5  rDev -43%

05-03-2014 21:01:55 | More by Beestin
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -43%

05-09-2013 02:27:24 | More by TheBigBoy
Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
89 out of 100 based on 5,697 ratings.