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Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
89
very good

6,108 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 6,108
Reviews: 2,268
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 160
Gots: 548 | 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.

16º PLATO
40 IBU
78 AA
16º Lovibond

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 09-05-2001)
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Jwren5, Nov 24, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

gaffm, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of jmarklan
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Copper color with a nice head.

Aroma: Decent balance of hops and toasty malts.

Taste: Flavorful but not overpowering hops up front with toasty, buiscut and bready/grainy malts in the finish. Nice aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light/ medium body with excessive carbonation that somewhat hinders the flavor.

Overall: This beer is the epitome of balance and has one of the best flavor profiles i can think of. It's delicious. the only issue I have with it is the excessive carbonation, but that can be made up for with a hard pour. Delicious.

jmarklan, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of Whiskeyjack
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Whiskeyjack, Mar 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

ericjubeck, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

ChaelCox, Apr 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Beer_Slayer, Jul 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

fosters9, May 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

ryhn0, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of Running4beer
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Poured a hazy wheat/honey type color with a small amount of head that thins out and leaves a lacy coat on top. The aroma is not strong at all but you can smell the hops and light malt. There was a slight bitter, malt aftertaste that is not overpowering and completes the initial hop taste. There is a smooth mouth feel to this beer, that makes you want to grab another and another and another. The drinkability is great, this is one of those beers you want on a hot summer night when you're relaxing at home with some friends having a good conversation about beer and life.

Running4beer, Mar 17, 2003
Photo of bgraney
4.03/5  rDev +2%

Poured a amber/honey color with very bubbly crown.
Slight lemony background in the aroma fronted by a nice malt/hops balance.
Flavors are well balanced as well, they come together to make an excellent collective whole.
Smooth mouthfeel with a lingering citrus taste.
Very drinkable, one of my favorite ales.

bgraney, Jun 20, 2006
Photo of Contagion
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%

This beer pours a slightly cloudy honey color. Light passes through it, but you can't clearly make out objects on the other side of a standard pint glass. When poured there is a 2-inch ivory colored head that quickly dissipates with decent lacing that fades after about 10 minutes.

It smells of both roasted and sweet malt with a slight scent of fruity hops. There is just a hint of alcohol to it. To be honest the smell is not the most enticing, but it doesn't turn one away. The flavor has a strong malt backbone to it with a nice hop finish. As the beer warms up it becomes kind of dry and the hops are more present. It tasted much better when it was cold right out of the fridge, as it warms up it looses it pleasantness. The after taste also gets stronger as the beer warms. When I started drinking it, it wasn't bad, I have about 4 ounces left and I'm not as anxious to take a sip.

It has a medium body that is a little rough in the mouth and sticky in the throat. It leaves a mild coating that can be distracting. It's a decent anytime beer, but nothing I'd go out of my way for.

Contagion, Jun 24, 2008
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3.95/5  rDev 0%

Moderate pour overflowed the glass with more head than beer... obviously this is a lively one! Looks just like honey in color, and slightly cloudy. Lots of lacing.

Nice balance of smells... citrusy floral hops are obvious, but with a strong malt backbone. Ripe fruit also in the nose with mild but noticable alcohol.

Tastes damn balanced! Fruity, citrusy and grassy hops... biscuity malts with caramel in there. My first maibock, this reminds me of an IPA with a stronger malt presence.

Mouthfeel is luxurious! Thick, fluffy carbonation is just about perfect.

No problems with drinkability, as I could drink this all night long. It's the third time I've used the word, but the key here is balance. It just makes me proud to be an American!

whiplash3825, Jan 07, 2008
Photo of DawnL
4.03/5  rDev +2%

Served in a Chimay glass - I would have used a tulip glass.

Amber color with head that quickly dissipates into sticky lace.

With all the buffalo wings around me, I really couldn't discern much from the nose.

[Addendum - had at home last night 8/31/09 and it had a lovely nose of malt and a little hop character, but not overwhelming. There was a touch of sweet caramel, slightly bruleed, in the nose which was subtle and could be easily missed if there were other aromas in the room.]

Lots of malt on this. Good, ripe red fruit characteristics with a slight meatiness on the underside. The merest trace of umami.

It was a treat to have this beer on tap. I've always enjoyed it bottled.

DawnL, Aug 13, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Sooch222, Sep 06, 2014
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4.65/5  rDev +17.7%

i think i can say this is the very first beer that really got me on to the whole good beer scene

i had this beer on tap over at Iron Monkey in Jersey City, it had poured and presented itself with nice white dense head on it

the aroma was really great it had fresh bread and sweet malt in it not a lot of hops but this one definetly had a nice clean character to it

the taste was really awesome, so drinkable for such a unique style of beer

the mouthfeel was super slick, really had texture without being chewy

overall i think this beer is really awesome, i also wonder why i don't see it as much any more about 3-4 years ago i used to see it all the time, now its more rare, either way its going to be one of my go-to beers as its really just a very well put together brew

i love rogue beers in general but this one is one of my favorites

renegadeburger, Jun 30, 2011
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2/5  rDev -49.4%

Dracook, Feb 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

jnolan, May 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Danielbt, May 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

wstitzel, Apr 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Sergeh, Jun 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

aProtagonist, Jul 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

njable, Jun 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

MrBallz, Oct 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

tastesogood, Jul 31, 2014
Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
89 out of 100 based on 6,108 ratings.