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Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales

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Dead Guy AleDead Guy Ale

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BA SCORE
89
very good

6,623 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 6,623
Reviews: 2,311
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 204
Gots: 884 | 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.

16º PLATO
40 IBU
78 AA
16º Lovibond
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,623 | Reviews: 2,311 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Harvest06
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of StoutBoi
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.28/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of HabaJohn
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.43/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ronricorossi
3.48/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Bar Cesar on Piedmont Ave in Oakland

Never had a Dead Guy, saw it on tap, know it to be something of a Pacific Northwest classic, figured it was time to try it. Have to say, my experience with it was..."not so chill". Big complaint - the finish came off way malty in a "malt beverage" kind of way. Reminded me of what I remember a Michelob tasting like. Whatever else was right about it, can't shake that finish, that less than pleasant overall taste on the back end.

Willing to give it another chance - maybe a bottle instead?

Photo of PayDay
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Like a comfortable pair of old shoes that you find in the back of your closet and put on for the first time in a long time, I found the taproom in The Dalles was out of my favorite IPA when I went to fill a growler, but seeing they had Dead Guy on tap and I hadn't had it in years, I said fill 'er up. That night after a day of steelhead fishing I opened my growler and was almost blown away at how good that Dead Guy was from draft. It's so damn drinkable, refreshing, and goes perfectly with almost any food you'd want to pair it with. Love it.

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scottspencer
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ray_Weintraub
3.33/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Schwegler
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of misternebbie
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrisdopeee
3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopzilla7
4.65/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Archy
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just a great beer. A balanced amber with present hop and malt flavour. The kind of brew that you could enjoy all night.

Photo of rhester14
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlaskaAg
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JeffSK
3.49/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
89 out of 100 based on 6,623 ratings.