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Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales

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Dead Guy AleDead Guy Ale

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very good

6,257 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,257
Reviews: 2,280
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 174
Gots: 624 | 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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4/5  rDev +1.3%

muddyh2oblues, Oct 18, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +2.3%

ConnorLovesBeer, Oct 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Skillz, Oct 17, 2014
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3.54/5  rDev -10.4%

Hey ho! Let's get dead! First time trying this brew.

12 oz bottle poured into glass.

Appearance (4) : Crisp snap as I remove the cap. Pours a fluffy off-white three finger head on top of a beautiful haze of what I can only call sunburst (like on a Fender Stratocaster guitar). The opacity is about 40%.

Aroma (3.75) : Everything here is pretty faint. In order from strongest to distant : Pear, ginger, pineapple, sugar, nutmeg. Bouquet is fairly weak, but everything smells like good quality.

Taste (3.5) : It's hard to describe this one. Tea bitterness, some orange, mango, ginger. A little cinnamon. A citrus hop bitterness wraps it up in the finish. The flavors seem to clash, but they are all distinct. It's like I want to taste fruit, but instead I get tea. I want to taste the tea, but instead I get old rumply fruit. It's really hard to rate this category.

Mouthfeel (3.25) : Light bodied with some pretty intense carbonation. Very lightly creamy but the carbonation sort of destroys that. It ends with a hop bitterness so characteristic of Helles beers.

Overall (3.54) : I wasn't all that impressed with this beer. Perhaps I'm not a fan of the Maibock style, but this one was just too intense and never really focused on any single flavor. There was no vantage point for me. It was all jumbled together in a sour bitter mess. It's crafty alright, but I'll skip this one next time.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

mattycasey, Oct 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

dhq65, Oct 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Christoffer91, Oct 16, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -2.8%

tmax, Oct 16, 2014
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booga73, Oct 16, 2014
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BergBeer, Oct 15, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -1.3%

Sgtbuck854, Oct 15, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

DATE TASTED: October 5, 2014... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... OCCASION: O's clinch, while the Browns complete the largest road comeback in history... APPEARANCE: slow, steady bubbles are mired within an opaquely beautiful orange brown body; creamy, substantial off-white head; lacing creates white fencing... AROMA: strong citric cleansing power--peach, tangerine, and orange--weds with soft pine to produce a sweet, rewarding allure... PALATE: smooth, active and bubbling to the tongue; simmering and balanced, if not a little difficult to place--could be the ale/bock moniker coming to fruition; still, highly drinkable for a beer nearly 7% ABV.....TASTE: intense melon, ear-tingling hops, and a solid malt base at the throat creates a full, demanding taste; nothing Dead here! ... OVERALL:this hybrid beguiled me at first--seeking the ale, malt made me rethink everything--the style, the glass, the night...then, seeking the malt, the crunch of West Coast hops puts me square back in a pint glass... this beer makes me ask too many questions and, frankly, I do not mind--complex and rewarding....

dacrza1, Oct 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Nice and mellow

Sandra_ramos, Oct 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

PolishJake, Oct 12, 2014
Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
89 out of 100 based on 6,257 ratings.