Dead Guy Ale | Rogue Ales

Dead Guy AleDead Guy Ale
7,577 Ratings
Dead Guy AleDead Guy Ale

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An ale inspired by the style of a German Maibock, brewed using our proprietary Pacman yeast, Dead Guy Ale is deep honey in color with a malty aroma, rich hearty flavor and a well balanced finish.

9 Ingredients: 2-Row, C15, Munich, Rogue Farms Dare™, Risk™ Malts; Rogue Farms Revolution™ & Independent™ Hops; Free Range Coastal Water & Pacman Yeast.

Added by kbub6f on 09-05-2001

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark copper color that's clear, but not perfectly so. There's about one fingers worth of barely offwhite head which retains itself sufficiently. A nice film of lacing is left on the side of the glass, as well.

S: There's quite a bit of caramel on the nose, and - dare I say - it's faintly chocolaty as well. The noble hops give a nice grassiness to it, and makes it different from the dime-a-dozen IPA with crystal malts and Cascade hops. I don't know why I'm comparing it to the average IPA, I should be thinking of it as a maibock with ale yeast...

T: Tastes exactly like I expected it to - which is a maibock with ale yeast. It has that sort of pumpernickel bread flavor to it I expect from the average bock, only a bit lighter. The finish is pleasantly hoppy, but the problem is, the initial flavors and the finish don't really do much to differentiate itself, so it's kind of one note. I can see why this has a following, though.

M: Rogue did a decent job of keeping this crisp without the lager yeast, but the body itself is too heavy for the flavors they present and the carbonation doesn't make it seem any lighter. Despite that, this is easy to drink.

O: This beer represents a conundrum for me. It's the kind of middle of the road daily drinker I envisioned it would be - but it's priced just out of said middle of the road daily drinker range at $12/6 pk. For that reason, I wouldn't pick this up over offerings from Sierra Nevada, New Belgium, or the like.

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4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Straight from the bottle (had it plenty of times on tap as well)

A: Dark amber, cloudy. No head.

S: Citrusy, sweet, malty and a little bready.

T: Early bitter taste that quickly fades. Hoppy throughout. A little citrusy in flavor, which is where the bitterness comes in. Well-balanced.

M: Carbonated well. Coats the mouth and leaves you wanting to keep drinking.

Overall: One of my favorite beers. It isn't flashy at all. Just balanced and well-put together. Great beer overall and a must have for any fan of ales.

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Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 7,577 ratings
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