Dead Guy Ale | Rogue Ales

very good
7,540 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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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.7/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

wow! first sip, what a taste! i was epecting something totally different.
orange-y-copper color poured with a finger of same colored head. smelled a little malty and tasted sweet. the hops are balanced in the taste but not really figuring in the total sum as much as i expected. there are some micro-bubbles rising from the bottom which arent very obvious unless you look for them and the feel is of a medium heaviness.
overall, i really like this. Total Wine has the growlers on sale for $14, but i opted for the 12 oz'er first to try it. hope they're still there when i go back . . . . i read the label but it didnt sink in that it's a maibock style. i'll have to try a few more of these.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of ummswimmin
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I grew up in Oregon (turned 21 while living there). So I have had this beer many times. It is about time that I review this beer.

I smell a decent amount of maltiness off the top. You get some nutty presence.

The flavor is well balanced. I like the mix of malt and english hopping. There is also some bitterness on the end.

This is a pretty good Maibock; perfect for the season.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Serge
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark orange clear beer with lasting beige head. Intense US hop nose with hints of chocolate limes. When I say hints I mean completely unsubtle flavors. Really nice in mouth, got good strong mouthfeel with malts and alcohol coming through. Then smooth choc lime finish with drying intense hoppiness. Superb with good lasting flavors

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of shigg85
4.32/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a bottle of this from Harvest Fine Wine & Spirits in Hartford, CT. Poured into a Baird pint glass. A strange orange/wheat hue with a thin white head. Beautifully subtle yet complex smell of exotic fruit like mango/star fruit/apricot with a bit of hops behind it. The flavor is mild and harks back to the smell, easy on the throat yet memorable. A smooth drinking beer with lots of body and flavor to support it. Another quality beer from a quality brewer like Rogue!

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. Pours hazy copper with an eggshell colored head. There are some visible bubbles in the beer. The head retains very well, dissipating slowly and leaving some lacing on the side of the glass. There are aromas of sweet and bready malts with some earthy and floral hop aromas. The malt profile is strong with the bready and mildly sweet notes. There's some good back end bitterness from the hops, which bring some floral and spicy characteristics. The body is medium with moderate carbonation. The finish is sticky and dry. This allows the aftertaste to linger for a little while. This is an excellent beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
3.94 out of 5 based on 7,540 ratings.
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