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Double Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales

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Double Dead Guy AleDouble Dead Guy Ale

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very good

1,168 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,168
Reviews: 525
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 93
Gots: 106 | 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:
Beer added by: mnapier on 02-17-2008

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

60 IBU
78 AA
25º Lovibond
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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of vwbus7
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of ChicagoShakeAndBake26
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of beachbum1975
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought a few bottles of this years 2008 bottles in the 750ml because of their sweet-ass spray painted red bottle. Normally, I wouldn't pay $10 for a Rogue beer, but I've always enjoyed the original Dead Guy Ale and loved the presentation for their Double Dead Guy.

I had this one on tap at The Fries Cafe in Clifton, Ohio last night with some friends.

After an average pour into my standard pint glass, this guy reveals a 1-finger off-white head that sticks around a while. Excellent, sticky lacing... It's a crystal clear, roasted amber color with orange/brass highlights.

Predominant nose of semi-sweet malts, some spicy, bread dough yeast with a ping of citrus hops in the background.

The taste profile begins with a moderate bitterness followed with lightly roasted, smooth malts and a little bit of toasted bread. Mild earthy and orange-like hops. Overall bitterness is pretty apparent throughout the entire bottle, but it fades as the beer warms. Hints of caramel sweetness and more toasted malt character come out after warming in my glass over 10 minutes...

Mouthful was a little light considering this is a double or imperial style beer, but not bad. Ample carbonation and medium to full flavor after the beer acclimated.

Overall, this was flavorful, nice and enjoyable, but short of being potential trade bait one day, I don't see myself running up to buy cases of this stuff.

This is a doppelbock, eh? I don't think so... More like a lighter American Barleywine IMO.

Photo of MeisterBurger
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich orangey caramel topped by pale peach coloured, frothy head. Lots of sticky lacing.

Lots or caramel, breadiness and malt in the aroma, with hints of rum and oak and brown sugar. The hops add a light touch of grassiness and citrus.

The thing that strikes me at first is how boozy this is for a 9%er, but luckily that fades a little with each sip. Aside from that it's incredibly malty with just enough of a hop kick to keep it from going overboard. It's almost like sucking a Werther's Original and a Menthos at the same time. Lots of toffee, caramel and butterscotch with underpinnings of raisins with an herbal, spiciness from the hops.

Full bodied, borderline chewy mouthfeel leaves the rich taste lingering on the palate for some time leaving an alcohol warmth that sticks with me.

Enjoyable but nothing I'd race back for.

Photo of DaveRinn
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of kegger22
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark amber with a generous head that slowly reduced to a lumpy cover. The aroma was both hoppy and malty. The taste was also both bitter and sweet, but a nice balance of the two. The feel was medium bodied with good carbonation. Drinkability was good. I liked Double Dead Guy better than Double Bastard, but it was close. I definitely want to do a side by side in the near future.

Photo of djgustafson
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of acevenom
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a glass mug. The beer pours dark hazy copper with a thin, lasting white head and lots of streaming tiny bubbles. The beer smells like caramel and brown bread. There's a touch of earthiness from the hops that I detect in the smell. The beer is a bit more bitter than the aroma would suggest, with the earthy flavors being a bit more forward than I would have expected. I get the caramel and bread that I also got in the smell. I can also taste some of the alcohol. The body is full with moderate carbonation. The beer goes down pretty smoothy and it has a nice warming quality from the alcohol. This is a very good beer.

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of TaylorK
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Slynger
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

clear, lightly oranged, amber with a big cap of fluffy light beige.

comes in subtly strong (does that make sense) with good balance between sweetness, caramely and lightly honeyed sweet tea-herbal, munichy toasted and lightly citrusy, boldly spicy-bitter hops.

A solid and tasty brew, but a little pricey and high in abv to be a slynger fridge commoner.

Photo of kirkse
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of mdwalsh
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Twenty oh Eight bottle, picked up from a surprise store across the river from here. The only thing anywhere near this that they had.

A: Pours a lovely golden orange amber with an ample, three finger head of off white foam. Tons or active carbonation in the same adams perfect pint. here is a little haze/ This is much lighter than I would expect for something of this strength, American Strong, Dopplebock or whatever you want to call it. The head holds at about half a finger and some decent lacing.

S: Some hops, maybe, none I recognize though. A little alcohol, some sugary sweetness, but not a malty flavor at all. Not too strong either.

T: Again, a surgary sweetness, and that hop. The bottle says cascade and crystal. It must be the crystal I am unfamiliar with. I suppose there are hits of the flavor I would expect in a stronger ale, but not much. No dark fruitiness or anything like that. Still very likeable, very much like a double intense dead guy. I think it suffers from being as old as it is, as the hops might have made a better impression earlier. I won't hold this against them. Tasted great with the weather we had today. Something though I would only get when it was fresher.

M: Creamy and thick, which is what I expected. It was a little foamy/frothy which I didn't really like so much in this one.

D: Easy going, especially for something this strong. I'm giving it a 5, which makes up for some of the je ne sais quoi of the other aspects.

Photo of Dank26
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of SteeleWright
4/5  rDev +1%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of willjschmidt
3.1/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle (2008 edition) into a New Belgium globe glass.

A: Pours an amber color, lighter than I expected for the style.

S: A bit of toffee in the nose along with a bit of alcohol.

T: The first taste was some toffee and caramel followed by an absolutely huge dose of alcohol, almost like I just took a shot of hard liquor. Interestingly, the following sips had some alcohol in the finish but not as much as the first. It's a bit sweet with a bitter finish. It's really harsh with little balance. Kind of a chore to drink.

M: Full bodied, a bit low on the carbonation side.

D: A bit hard to drink since the flavors didn't meld well and were all over the place.

Photo of Lawl3ss
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Lightly chilled 25.4 oz. bomber into a stemless tulip. No visible bottling date.

Look- Pours a nice light maple syrup/reddish medium amber hue with four fingers of off-white head that settles to a dense foamy cap. Good retention, ample, if irregular, lace.

Smell- Hmmm. Not really much of anything here. Light white bread, that's about it. Swirling brings out a pearlike cidery aroma, toffee, and fusel.

Taste- Wow. wasn't expecting that, after the non-scent, but it's welcome. Pear and honey jam spread on toast. Soft fruit floral flavors carry throughout, honeylike malt sweetness that gets swept away by an herbal citrus onrush towards the end. Finishes with white raisin and a mineral twang. Aftertaste has a little peppery spice and toffee. Takes on a sort of honey-buttermilk biscuit feel as it warms.

Mouthfeel- Soft, smooth, medium body. Wouldn't quite call it creamy, but what little bite the carbonation has is just enough to keep things light. Oh-so-mild warming, it feels big, but not boozy. Good quench factor, just all-around fantastic feel. Could have put away the whole bomber- or two? This stuff could get me in trouble.

Overall- Very nice. It has a slick, fairly clean style that I can appreciate, just harsh enough to keep it from getting boring. Assertively malty but the hops are well-placed, and it never becomes treacly, overly sweet, or cloying. This one would sneak up on you if you didn't know it was 9%. Feels like an Americanized Stickebeer, and I applaud the brewers. I'll definitely be having this one again.

Photo of SurlyDuff
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had ontap at their release party/event, but also found a 750 ceramic bottle of it. Review is on the bottle version.

This is a 9%, but tastes atleast 11% for some reason.

Slightly hazy amber orange, smells sticky and malty. Hops are there, but it's like a maltbomb IIPA.

Sweet honey, toffee, sticky hop residue, and alcohol burn. Some creamy features, perhaps some vanilla or almond in there too. Mouthfeel is a full, though a but chewy.

It's not one of Rogues best brews, it's good and unique, but not something I think i'll be buying again. Kudos for them giving the idea a try.

Photo of bucklemyshoe
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle at 45 degrees into a tulip.

A: It pours a cloudy red-orange color with two fingers of foamy head that turns rocky before slowly dissipating, leaving behind decent lace.

S: Piney hops, caramel, citrus notes, and smoke.

T: Piney and floral hops, orange peel, caramel, chocolate, and some booziness.

M: It has a thick body with subsided carbonation late in the experience and some stickiness and lingering flavors.

D: This is a bit boozy but solid.

Photo of horshack7
3.47/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: From a 2008 750ml pours a clear orange copper color. With a fairly thick that looks like frothed milk only foamier.

Aroma: A bit of a sweetness at the start a little bit like maple syrup with mild hints of caramel. Light floral hoppiness and slight fruitiness.

Taste: An intersting sweetness to it with nifty hints of hoppiness. A little bit of bready texture yet still smooth it's quite nice.

Notes: This is another winner from rogue. I like the sweetness from this one. A tasty beer all around. Cheers

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Double Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
89 out of 100 based on 1,168 ratings.