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Double Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,126 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,126
Reviews: 524
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 78
Gots: 88 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
7 Ingredients:
Malts: 2-Row, Munich and C15.
Hops: Cascade.
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast and Free Range Coastal Water.

20º PLATO
60 IBU
78 AA
25º Lovibond

(Beer added by: mnapier on 02-17-2008)
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Ratings: 1,126 | Reviews: 524 | Display Reviews Only:
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joex444

Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -62.1%

02-21-2012 13:24:12 | More by joex444
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Travisnin

Idaho

2/5  rDev -49.5%

11-15-2011 07:26:32 | More by Travisnin
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chrispoint

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -49.5%

02-18-2012 17:17:12 | More by chrispoint
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bigben94

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -49.5%

12-14-2011 21:17:58 | More by bigben94
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Focusf111

Vermont

2/5  rDev -49.5%

09-19-2012 04:02:25 | More by Focusf111
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leodarko

California

2.25/5  rDev -43.2%

08-07-2012 07:01:10 | More by leodarko
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.33/5  rDev -41.2%

On tap at Rustico - Alexandria. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a dark amber color with a tiny head that recedes quickly without really bringing any lacing forming. The nose is definitely quite a bit of malt with some caramel, toffee, and bread. The flavor brings quite a bit of booze. A lot of booze. Some booze-soaked bread and a bit of fruity yeast. Mouthfeel is dominated by booze and a bit of sugar. Too boozy and not really all that complex.

10-24-2010 18:24:37 | More by Thorpe429
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mjrod2142

Massachusetts

2.4/5  rDev -39.4%

750ml bottle poured into a standard pint glass

The been poured thick and strong with a beautiful two-finger head that stood firm and creamy. A bright-ish copper color makes it look like a solid amber beer.

The aroma is where the wheels fell off for me. I picked up roasted malts along with an odd smell that made me think of a just-ran dishwasher. This is very weird, but it was impossible to forget that unpleasant smell.

There's very little hops in the flavor. This beer tastes almost smokey and bready. There's zero hint of carbonation and a full, enjoyable mouthfeel. This is not a taste that I prefer, but I can tell it's a well made brew. Recommended if you like this style.

05-07-2011 23:20:14 | More by mjrod2142
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Userme59

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

06-28-2013 13:07:26 | More by Userme59
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Beerdudenumberone

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

12-10-2012 00:18:47 | More by Beerdudenumberone
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ouser31

California

2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

I understand the concept of this beer and love the smell of it! Not a fav of the Strong Hoppiness! Great For a Strong ale of course but i tend to lean towards lagers and browns... Probably need to sit down and ave one of these again and really get into it! not a go to beer but You should try it out!

03-15-2012 05:57:40 | More by ouser31
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Masterhin


2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

11-18-2012 18:41:35 | More by Masterhin
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borrachoso69

California

2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

10-01-2013 02:41:14 | More by borrachoso69
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jophish17

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

12-24-2011 08:08:51 | More by jophish17
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imthaschmidt


2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

12-25-2012 05:42:27 | More by imthaschmidt
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NvMyBeer

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

12-23-2011 00:41:05 | More by NvMyBeer
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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

2.53/5  rDev -36.1%

GLASS: Pokal Glass
TEMP: Chilled to approx 45 degrees

Despite my disdain for bottles with opaque packaging (I like to be able to see the product inside) I decided to give this one a shot.

Nice straight amber color with a golden tint. Massive BIG head from a medium pour. Great retention. Excellent lacing.

Not alot going on in the nose, here. Slight sweet caramel malt notes. Minimal citrus hop notes detected.

More of the same in the taste. A little bit of citrus hops flavor. A tiny bit of malt sweetness attempts to bring balance. Quite the bitter aftertaste. An oddly musty overtone that made me question the cleanliness of my glass to the point that I just went and washed it and opened a second bottle. Still tastes the same.

Nice medium body. Not too watery. This is where this brew actually relates to a dopplebock.

Sorry, but I can't get passed the mustiness in this one. Together with the fact that there just isn't alot going on in here. Won't be rushing out to buy more of these.

10-06-2008 19:58:22 | More by coldmeat23
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brdc

Wisconsin

2.6/5  rDev -34.3%

From notes.
Large capped red ceramic like bottle.

Light brown in color, golden highlights, nice tan head. Average retention and lacing.
Aroma is hotter than expected, with some bourbon/whisky notes, but a lot of malty sweetness, think cookies, fresh bread.
I was fully expecting this to be a boozy malt bomb from the aroma, but it is not.
Medium bodied, the boozy notes are all there, and a bit unpleasant, but the flavor is quite bitter when compared to the aroma. The alcohol heat and grassy hops do not blend well, and the maltiness is not enough to hold it together.
After a small sample, I was done with this one.

04-10-2010 14:41:11 | More by brdc
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DogFood11

California

2.65/5  rDev -33.1%

Capped Reddish bottle just like the picture. Poured into a oversized wine glass it is easily managed. Orange body, off white head.

My first impression is that its decent. It seems to be less than a double in content considering I had a regular Dead Guy side by side. Very similar. Largely based on a sweet malt base. Rather sticky mouthfeel and slightly syrupy.

I wasn't a huge fan of the original so it shouldn't be a shock that I didn't like this very much. Its well brewed just not for me. Too much of the sticky sweet side of things.

11-17-2008 06:17:12 | More by DogFood11
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PBoegel

New York

2.73/5  rDev -31.1%

I am a big fan of Rogue, and as such never really understood the definition of Dead Guy as a Maibock. A variation perhaps, but certainly not a real Maibock.

Double dead guy is most certainly not a Doppelbock, and while an interesting variation on their flagship beer, I found it just an add on to the already crowded Double this, Double that market. High octane for the sake of it alone.

The appearance was nice, deep amber but the head dissipated almost immediately. The nose was burnt sugar and alcohol, with same faint grainy malt and a bit of grassy hop character.

The taste fairly similar with some very clean raisiny dried fruit notes but mostly burnt sugars. Very little malt impact on the palate.

A bit cloying, and not a beer that is invitingly drinkable.

11-02-2008 13:38:19 | More by PBoegel
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clay_i

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

06-21-2012 22:23:59 | More by clay_i
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Westyn

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

07-31-2014 17:11:24 | More by Westyn
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skiit13

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

07-16-2012 23:17:08 | More by skiit13
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mdmusch

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

07-29-2012 23:57:55 | More by mdmusch
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bort11

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

22 oz bottle poured into Ommegang fluted tulip. A finger width of fizzy light tan head. Quick to recede and leaves a thin ring. Color is a fairly clear ruddy amber.

Smell has a feusal alcohol aroma. Standard Rogue hoppiness. Not a whole lot of malt aroma. Taste is predominantly alcohol. There is some caramel malts, but it is overwhelmed. Hops add to the bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Mild carbonation. This is way out of balance, and doesn't seem to fit the Dopplebock style very well. This might mellow out and improve with aging, but I'm not that interested in finding out.

10-04-2008 15:15:01 | More by bort11
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Double Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
89 out of 100 based on 1,126 ratings.