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Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales

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Dead Guy AleDead Guy Ale

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very good

6,251 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,251
Reviews: 2,280
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 173
Gots: 620 | FT: 1
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 Tom_Servo
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Tom_Servo, Jun 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Capitals82, Jan 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

SouthSider14, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of WaltTrombone
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I found this beer at one of the local beer distributors. It came in a 22 oz. dark brown bottle with the label painted on. Very classy!

It poured a reddish mahogany hat was a little cloudy. The head was an off-white that disappeared quickly.

The aroma was that of a slightly sweet malt. The predominate flavor is also a sweet malt, with notes of licorice and tangy citrus. As the brew warmed, notes of mild coffee and butterscotch, with a short dry finish.

Pleasant creamy mouthfeel. Extremely drinkable! I'd have this one again...and again...and again.

WaltTrombone, Feb 28, 2003
Photo of hylton44
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Actually didn't know the style of the beer when given one. Seemed a little Scotch Ale-like in its alcoholic content & overtone. Nice ruddy brown hue with a sticky tan lace and full, bitter-yet-smooth character. Honey and marmalade hints. Maibock you say? Nice!

hylton44, Jul 16, 2010
Photo of masikon
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a strikingly gorgeous deep amber with strong ruby tones. The color was nice enough that it was even complimented by a non-beer drinker whom I was playing pool with at the time. Unfortunately there has about the least head formation I have ever seen with just a bit of a sudsy ring around the beers surface and that is all. Smell is straightforward with a balanced earthy scent, some strawberry notes but nothing overpowering. Taste is quite delicious, earthy and smooth especially after warming up a but, really invites large swigs. This is a very high quality ale which could easily be chosen to introduce friends to craft beer because of it's approachable flavor, yet all the signs of a high quality product are here.

masikon, Nov 28, 2005
Photo of StonyB
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

StonyB, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of Schimms
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Schimms, May 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

2Cents, Mar 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

substanceD, Jan 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

TrevorWGrover, Feb 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

kemkempalace, Sep 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

mwayne, Jun 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

mercysbane, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of mtbbaboon
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I hadn't had Dead Guy Ale in a while, so I decided to be crazy and buy a six pack. I forgot how good this beer is. Pours a cloudy light orange color. Not a huge head, but plenty there. It's got a sweet and slightly spicy smell. Not a whole lot of hops in the nose, but plenty of malt It tastes really good. Definitely high on the malt and little more subdues with the hops. The taste starts off slightly sweet (caramel) but gives way to spice and bitterness. A lot happening there and it all comes together beautifully. Medium mouthfeel. Nice and clean. Very drinkable. I'm glad I decided to pick up this six pack. I don't remember liking this beer as much the last time I had it.

mtbbaboon, Oct 06, 2009
Photo of taxguyjase
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer is a nice golden nectar color, with a bit of filtered cloudiness. The head is light and retains itself pretty well. As described in the beer style, you've got that citrus, tart hop aroma. The taste isn't overly bitter or sour. The beer has a nice medium body with flavors of citrus and sourness that hits the middle of your tongue nicely. Given it's "kinda a Bock", you still have malt, caramel and hints of sweetness built into the brew as well. This was a really smooth beer with an enjoyable aftertaste that fills your mouth. Would pick up this beer again - it's got some good hop profiles and would be, I think, ideal for someone that is getting introduced to beers with strong hop profiles, such as an IPA. It's a stronger beer too, about 6.5% ABV, which was enjoyable.

Appearance - 4.0/5.0 - nice cloudy (but filtered), golden nectar color, nice head - lighter and decent retention
Smell - 4.0/5.0 - tart, citrus hop aroma
Taste - 4.0/5.0 - not that sour/bitter, nice medium body, hint of citrus, sourness hits middle of tongue; smooth
Feel - 4.5/5.0 - really smooth, some aftertaste but enjoyable
Drinkability - 4.5/5.0 - would definitely drink again - very good pale ale - more "approachable" than an ipa

taxguyjase, Nov 06, 2009
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3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-a light amber ale with a pretty good, fluffy white head
S-spicy hops with a nice sweet malt profile in the background
T-nice sweet malt with a perfect amount of hops to balance the ale giving it a crisp dry finish, malty yet very refreshing
M-meduim body with a fat amount of carbonation with the malt giving it a nice buttery feel in the background and a nice amount of hops that make the finish dry and crisp
D-very drinkable, the beer gives a good balance like a maibock should a nice spicyness and a good strong maly flavor while not being too heavy

joshstevens87, Dec 27, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

bfitzge2, Aug 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

eklie, Dec 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Garrettshu, Jul 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

E_Cox, Aug 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

DennisDullea, Feb 12, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +3.8%

SD0430, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of zacharius
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orange color with a foamy white head that hangs throughout the glass. Fruitty smell with a hint of melon. Tastes of citrusy hops, fruitty esters with a grainy and malty finish. Hint of alcohol in the taste, body is a bit on the thin side but it is a refreshing brew. Pretty drinkable, especially for the alcohol content.

zacharius, Nov 01, 2004
Photo of kpantz
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Executive Summary: Very nice, smooth product from Rogue...will be sure to grab this one again.

Appearance: Dark cloudy amber color, thin cream-colored head that disappears quickly.

Smell: Light, a bit hoppy. Slight fruitiness to it (can’t place the fruit).

Taste: Sweet at first, good malt action, and follows up with the hop bitterness as it heads back in the mouth.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, with just enough carbonation to force you to swallow.

Drinkability: Could make for a fantastic session brew…goes down deceptively smoothly.

kpantz, Jun 16, 2005
Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
89 out of 100 based on 6,251 ratings.