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Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales

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Dead Guy AleDead Guy Ale

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very good

6,253 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,253
Reviews: 2,280
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 173
Gots: 621 | 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:
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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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

eaphikap, Dec 24, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

ShemRahBoo, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

JSkone09, Dec 23, 2011
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

Jeffreywhite22, Dec 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

truthcontortion, Dec 23, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Telestic, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of phenomenologian
4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I opened this up and poured it into a good beer glass. It gives a two finger head that is whitish and yellowish together. the head looks almost creamy. The head retains and laces which is something I look for in the head. The body is orangish red that has nice color; you can see through and can see bubbles rise to the top.

It smells like hops and citrusy. It has floral tones to it that are pleasing to the nose.

It tastes like hops and citrus with floral tones. Someone on here said they tasted and smelled apple, but for me that does not come through. I smell citrus hops and floral.

The mouthfeel is good with as much carbonation as is necessary. It is not too carbonated but just enough that it goes with the taste of the beer.

Overall its a very enjoyable beer. It has some tones and tastes and smells to it that I don't normally encounter in beers. It is a new thing that I enjoy. I will probably buy this again.

*Note: At the end of the bottle, it is no longer see through and you cannot see through it. Its just an orange color and is very cloudy at the end. It tastes a bit more hoppy as well. I just finished it and thought I'd note this, as at the beginning it was a different appearance.

phenomenologian, Dec 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

cbgbslev, Dec 23, 2011
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

NvMyBeer, Dec 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

bakeith, Dec 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

OBIrish24, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of CamuMahubah
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Orange amber...

Smells like watermelon candy and molasses...with a twist of orange...in fact it tastes sorta like that too...

The texture of the beer is nice when cold but it gets too hot as it warms. There is too much sugars here for me. Or something like that.

I tried to enjoy this beer but I really cain't. I paid $13 for a sixxer. That is too much for me. Even if it is free range coastal water.

This beer trys to hard to be something. And it doesn't even know what it's trying to do. This beer is like a college dropout trying to make everybody thank they is smart.

Smells wonderful and is looks gorgeous...just all mixed up inside...maybe that's why the guy died...I dunno...

I had this in 2002 and said I would never buy it again but since I have had some really really good Rogue beers lately I thought I would see if somehow my tastes had matured. Nope the flavor is still dead.

I'll pass next time.

CamuMahubah, Dec 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

melodicnoise, Dec 22, 2011
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4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber, slightly golden, slightly hazy, small white head.
Smells kind of sweet, notes of honey & caramel, some hops. Kind of reminds me of sweet tea.
Caramel flavor is much fuller in the taste, honey follows, then some bitterness & hopes finish it off.
Feels full but not heavy. nice carbonation, but almost too much. Goes down smooth.
Very very drinkable. Not super complex, but I always seem to forget how good it is..

vrbulldog22, Dec 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

hopmeister, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Texasfan549, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

fizzyted, Dec 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

dowen44, Dec 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

kmckinnon87, Dec 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

mercyfulfate, Dec 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

rfranklin7, Dec 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

scootercrabb, Dec 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

jesus808, Dec 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

fakehat, Dec 19, 2011
Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
89 out of 100 based on 6,253 ratings.