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Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
89
very good

6,165 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 6,165
Reviews: 2,273
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 165
Gots: 575 | 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%

beerman999999, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

hopfiend666, Nov 23, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The color is a cloudy amber. Appearance is improved by a generous head and tenacious lacing. Smells of rich malt, cocoa, hops, caramel, vanilla. Also woodsy, spicy and citrusy. Very complex aromas. Taste is great. All of the scents are realized, with cocoa, spice and roasted malt coming forward. Rinses down with a hops bite and perfect carbonation. Finishes silky smooth. So many complexities in the flavor. This goes beyond any Maibock or Helles bock I've had, which makes me question this designation above. This is simply a rich, rewarding ale with an abundance of positive qualities. One of the best.

MNJR, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

HodLover, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Caterwaul, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

bob727, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

bieltzc, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Merkur, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

mmcnaughton, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

WillyMac, Nov 21, 2011
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

Rollzroyce21, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

zc151, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

dave8910, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

RedAleMan, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of dansmcd
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A finger of eggshell coloured, foamy head perches over the cloudy, orange depths. Head fades to a ring accompanied by clouds across the surface and some spotty lacing.

S - Sweet malts, caramel, honey, rye bread vs grassy, citrusy hops.

T - Honey and sweet biscuit, orange pulp, then grassy, earthy piney hops at the end.

M - Smooth moderate body, moderate the high carbonation. Alcohol is apparent. Zesty, bitter finish.

O - Nicely balanced and flavourful. Like it.

dansmcd, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

PEIhop, Nov 21, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

cfinch2, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

dsauter, Nov 20, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

RWACKO, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

SkipperDan, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

DoctorB2B, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

pjs234, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

rwilde, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of BeersCriteria
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a mahogany color with an off-white head.

S- Sweet with a hint of Citrus.

T- Malty with a dry hoppy backbone and a taste of honey. Overall, it's very smooth, crisp and refreshing.

Food Pairing- Great with spicy wings.

* I am into craft beer b/c of this beer!

BeersCriteria, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

despond, Nov 20, 2011
Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
89 out of 100 based on 6,165 ratings.