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Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales

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Dead Guy AleDead Guy Ale

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very good

5,983 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,983
Reviews: 2,263
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 149
Gots: 480 | 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 darkmartin


3.9/5  rDev -1.3%

Appearance: Pours to a caramel brown with a tan head that hangs around.

Smell: Smells fruity. Hoppy with slight fig undertones.

Taste: Complex and full-bodied. The subtle fruity tones are complimented by sweet malts. Alcohol is barely evident.

Mouthfeel: Clean and refreshing. Moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: Excellent taste and clean mouthfeel make it very drinkable.

07-25-2010 04:41:00 | More by darkmartin
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-02-2012 01:43:28 | More by Ozurr
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-08-2013 05:28:03 | More by higgsboson
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-09-2013 18:25:46 | More by ChaelCox
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

05-24-2013 00:26:05 | More by Tacoboomerang
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-19-2013 00:20:10 | More by EN27
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3.63/5  rDev -8.1%

Had on tap at Buffalos in Auburn
A: Nice light orange color, very little head and virtually no lacing which is why I took off points

S: Nutty and carmely not a bad smell at all

T: Very nutty and carmely, I took off bc the first time I had it on tap I thought it was terrible, this time I did have a second...

M: Smooth medium bodied. Not overly carbonated. I was happy.

D: I had two and would have continued if it wasnt getting late. Tastes good and filling

02-11-2006 05:11:23 | More by KyleVick4
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3.7/5  rDev -6.3%

bought this beer in a six pack at safeway, good selection here.

great color darker at the top than the bottom, cool complexity of colors.

great taste bitter like aa IPA but stronger like a winter warmer, good mix between the too.

I liked this one a lot, but it seems that it would be better on tap.

01-24-2008 03:59:45 | More by Hollenbeck2
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4.1/5  rDev +3.8%

Delighted to find this offering from our favourite Oregon on offer at the local. It's not in our favourite IPA category, but it is a great all-round beer nonetheless. Coppery-red colour with a slight haze and a moderate head. Aroma is fairly muted but the palate glows with complex fruit and malt and caramel. It's a bit chewy and very quaffable, although I note a fairly robust 6.5 % alcohol level.

11-19-2007 02:58:18 | More by AylwinForbes
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Quebec (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -6.8%

Unfortunatly, I do not feel very inspired for reviewing this one. Not that it's not a good beer, but it's not just the right time. Since it is my last one and had to drive FAR to get it, I'll write some lines.

Nose is really malty at first. Orange zest and prunes come up.
In mouth, you can taste caramel and orange zest. Not relly sweet. Little bitterness here. Once it warms up a little bit, honey flavor tends to develop. Carbonation is medium.

Another good product of Rogue. Next in line: Double dead Guy Ale...

03-30-2009 01:12:52 | More by blaje
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

04-27-2012 23:53:23 | More by mrsimm
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

22oz bottle poored into a pint glass.

Amber colored brew with an off white fluffy head. Some lacing but minimal. Smells of sweet carmallized malt, a touch of honey as well as hints of spicey hop, and overripe citrus. Taste is very sweet carmelled malt, with hints of the citrus I smelled and a slight bitter hop finish. Overall it has a medium mouth feel with light carbonation and allthough the scales are tipped pretty far to the malt side of things it still comes off as very drinkable.

07-28-2008 15:02:36 | More by jordoo
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-18-2011 05:00:00 | More by iSrALE
Photo of weazal


3.98/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

03-31-2009 07:34:20 | More by weazal
Photo of Whiteweasel


3.7/5  rDev -6.3%

Drank from pint glass, on draught.

A: Light brown, big white long lasting head. Pretty average looking.

S: Floral hoppiness with light malt character. Hops dominate in a good way. Did not smell as good or complex as it tasted.

T: Very tasty, with a strong floral, interesting hoppiness vibe going on. Light grainyness ranging from wheat to corn.

M: Smooth on the drink, but bitter and very wheaty on the aftertaste.

D: Good but not great. Okay ABV, though it could do with either more booziness and boost flavour or less booziness and be lighter. It hangs a tad heavy on the palate, and isn't quite complex enough to enjoy all night.

03-12-2011 00:54:35 | More by Whiteweasel
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

07-12-2013 21:29:02 | More by MGodduclan5
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3.85/5  rDev -2.5%

Poured a bottle into a Sam Adams glass. Light foam, dissipates quickly to a ring with a light film. Clear dark yellow. The smell is mostly malt with a little fruit. The taste is more fruity than I expected. Very nice, unusual, malty fruit. Carbonation and mouthfeel is good. Overall a good beer. Interesting flavor, easy to drink.

11-01-2011 01:22:24 | More by Kbogac
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

12-26-2011 02:21:04 | More by PuckPuck
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-06-2013 23:23:32 | More by gkjhawk
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

09-29-2012 18:26:03 | More by bigjer78
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West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

02-19-2013 21:05:33 | More by pquijal
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4.18/5  rDev +5.8%

Appearance: Copper color. Hazy clarity. Long Lasting rocky head with very good lacing.

Aroma: Not that strong. sweet, biscuity malt. some spicy hop as well as some faint exotic fruit

Taste: Malt is toasty and sweet. Hop is there and extremly well balanced

Feel: Medium bodied, smooth with a creamy and avg-long finish.

02-04-2013 17:20:22 | More by JPlo
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4.9/5  rDev +24.1%

The bottle, of course gets homebrew points for being reusable. I definitely give an extra few tenths of a point for bottle and design. Both of which are excellent. May they never change it!

The beer pours a beautiful hazy (chill haze, poured it cold) deep orange/amber with an amber/tan one finger head that stays throughout the drink as a full ring and Friar Tuck cap in the center of tiny silky bubbles mixed with a few larger bubbles. Lacing is very apparent with sticky looking disorganized archways.

The aroma is centered around citrus, whether it be citrus hops or actual orange and lemon, it's there with a nice sweet caramel base to it. There are some hop floral notes as well and maybe a bit of breadiness. Very faint.

Wow! The taste! There is a good reason that this is a world class beer! It's two major constituents, sweet and bitter are so very well balanced that it allows for the minor flavours such as citrus, caramel and some yeasty banana to play a hand in making you fall in love with this beer. And to tell the truth, all these flavours play on your tongue equally throughout the sip from start to finish, one never dominating the other until only at the end when there is some mild dry hop bitterness. I think the slightly above moderate amount of carbonation is what really pulls this off. It's truly a beer drinking experience to behold.

Mouthfeel. Silky, creamy and sweet with a just-under mid range body to it making it thin enough to session and not get overly tired of any one character like sweetness. EXCELLENT! The amount of carbonation is moderate yet a little lively and really lends to helping bring all these flavors and aromas to your senses.

Overall I am going to have to give it a 4.75 out of 5. I don't know what a 5 would be, I haven't tried it yet and I'm banking that this may be an actual 5, but I'm new to this and don't have the experience to give out 5's.

All that I really have to say that if you don't try this beer, you don't know what you are missing and it needs to be on your bucket list! Thank you Rogue! Now get out there and drink some different drinks! Mix it up, but stop drinking f@cking Jaeger Bombs and drink good beer! Life is short enough, don't make it even shorter drinking that complete garbage!

03-20-2013 00:08:40 | More by WissBrauSean
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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-09-2014 19:55:49 | More by Ericbeech_87
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4.18/5  rDev +5.8%

A pre-symphony pint last night from the new corner joint that suprisingly has gone upscale grunge but with a comfortable feel; kind of like this beer. a Rembrantesque color deep,dark reddish brown- beautful bown-cafe color. Excellent head, glass-lacing and a nose of plum tones. Again, I too am not versed in the maibock style, but I enjoyed what appeared to be a full-bodied, sweet -hopped beer. I enjoyed this beer immensely; very, very quaffable. I can't wait to have some more. Would also like to compare to it in the bottle.
well I''ve found that this is also a great beer prelude to bluegrass as well as classical. I truly, truly enjoy this beer. I also had the good fortune to have pints from a fresh keg - this is one quaffable drinkable beer. additional comments- really smooth, nutty mouthfeel. I love the sweet hoppiness and the dark distinct, medium to full body. this is almost a combination stout-ipa or porter ipa, but way better than any black & tan that I've ever had. truly wonderful beer and a favorite.

04-16-2004 14:53:37 | More by sublimesipping
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