Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales

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Dead Guy AleDead Guy Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

6,891 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,891
Reviews: 2,378
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 257
Gots: 1,271 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 09-05-2001

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
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Ratings: 6,891 | Reviews: 2,378
Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance – Deep honey colour with an ample amount of head that is between rocky and shaving foam in consistency. The head is around a finger in height and there is loads of Co2 streaming in the glass the head dies and leaves a decent lace cover that lightly dust the glass as you drink.

Smell – A lot of sweet malt almost caramel like, but some great sour tones from the yeast very, very mild pine hop which leans towards something like the faint waft of a distant spruce forest.
Taste – Pretty hoppy up front more so that I had expected based on the aroma. Malty smells do eventually translate into the taste but it takes a while as the taste develops and the olfactory senses adjust to this interesting brew. The sourness of the yeast comes through well. This beer is a bit of a journey or even a trip in a haunted house at the fayre (In a good way). The hop kicks first then as your buds calm down the malt presents itself, there is a constant under current of yeast and finally the whole experience comes full circle to final hop flourish.
Mouth feel – Very smooth but oddly cloying at first it eventually subsides to something mild and neither dry or cloying but also sadly lacking real punchy linger.
Overall – Pretty dang good and a nice match up with a tasty salad dressed with white wine vinegar dressing this one is a real summer brew and has nice developing flavour that makes it interesting to drink.

Photo of El_Farto_Magico
3.08/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This beer is fairly standard for Rogue. I'm not particularly crazy about it, it comes off somewhat bland, and lacking in any distinguishable characteristics.

Photo of zmarchetti
4.92/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Awesome beer really light and refreshing for how heavy it is.

Photo of Bali_hi
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle of dead guy drank

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured dark cloudy amber. Small head with mild retention and lacing. Tropical fruit aroma. Tropical fruit taste mikd hop at end. Light bodied. Decent beer but not very complex.

Photo of Oldmankeebler
2/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It is just to hoppy for my taste.

Photo of Mdg222
4.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Malty and saying that there is a slight hop bite and a dry balanced finish. However, it's gently hopped to cut the sweetness, a great overall beer.

Photo of melbow
4.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Rich foamy head.
Smooth, silky mouthfeel.
Great taste.
All around fantastic beer.

Photo of EvoRich
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Hazy brownish orange in color. Poured with almost no head. Might be my fault.

Smell: A lot of yeast and bread is present with some sweet fruity notes.

Taste: A lot of bread up front mixed with some fruits. Maybe like a fruitcake? Very malty finish.

Feel: Light enough to be refreshing, but not so light it's dull and watery. Has a nice texture.

Overall: Always a good choice when there are no other good choices. If that makes sense.

Photo of JJKBeerLvr
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into pint glass in February 2015.

Appearance: Deep amber, with nice thick and light colored head. The head lasted a very long time, and left a nice coating on the inside of the glass.

Smell: Pleasant, with a nice balance of hops bitterness in the aroma. There is some sweet malty aroma, which balances the hops for a nice aroma, but the hops dominate.

Taste: A nice mix of hops, malts, and herbs in the flavor, that make for an interesting and complex ale, but with a little bit of sweetness. There is a nice after-taste, that lasts for a while but not too long.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and crisp, with a medium body.

Overall: This is an good and complex lager.

Photo of Lukasbane
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A mix of very malty and slightly bitter. Definetly worth a try if you want to know what 'malty' means

Photo of MTBruce
2.96/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

It's just OK, not great

Photo of plunkinberry
3.11/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This was hoppier than I expected.

Photo of Lomac4
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A very solid beer. Although it tends to have a slightly saltly finish on my pallet. It's not pricey and worth the buy if you havent had it before.

Photo of poskok
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

very dinkable albeit malty. creamy with nice head.

Photo of winningwes91
2.5/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not crazy about this whatsoever

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good malty & rounded beer that's a very good average, if that makes any sense.

Photo of mtvolkens
3.46/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Flute Glass, Burnt Orange color, held just a bit of a film of head, well below a finger. The aroma was light, and personally one of the most lacking parts of the beer for me. It had a nice smooth malty taste upfront with a strong hoppy aftertaste with bits of piney notes in between. It was a nice, decently rounded beer that would be a great refresher. Not too much going on, but a solid beer. Aroma was the most lacking part of my personal experience with the beer.

Photo of M_chav
2.92/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a dark orange with 2 inch head, slowly dissipates. Smells like straight malt. Taste is average, thick and malty - slightly refreshing. just not my style. Maybe good on a hot summer day?

Photo of Jasonboerner
3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad. I'm a fan of bock brews. This isn't one of my favorites but I'd drink if u bought me one.

Photo of CJNAPS
3.37/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good beer, not a huge fan

Photo of mick303
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very nice beer with an inviting hoppy aroma, burnt orange colour, leading to a taste profile that is well balanced including some Saaz spiciness as well as a firm bready malt base, some pine and resiny earthy notes, all well put together to make a hoppy session ale that is very refreshing. Body is well balanced and bright. Hope are forward but the whole is a quite complete package and certainly very interesting.

Photo of delta490
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep clear copper with a nice thick creamy white head. The head leaves big sticky lacing throughout the beer. The aroma is fruity, caramel, and bready and the taste is even more-so those with a nice earthy hops finish. The body is lighter but not watery, with a little carbonation and nice finish.

Photo of Joshuafzylatra
2.42/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

tasted like chemicals and syrupy... like old cough syrup

Photo of dbl_delta
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. About one finger of pale head, dissipating rapidly. Very even lacing.

Murky gold in color.

Malty, toasty, a touch of hops bitterness in the finish. Carbonation was just about perfect. Very drinkable.

Overall, I'm underwhelmed. It's a good, solid, sessionable brew, but not one that I'd go too far out of my way for.

Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
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