Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Dead Guy Ale | Rogue Ales

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Dead Guy AleDead Guy Ale
BA SCORE
3.94/5
Very Good
7,597 Ratings
Dead Guy AleDead Guy Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,210
Reviews:
2,439
Ratings:
7,597
pDev:
12.44%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
298
Gots:
1,874
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 7,597 |  Reviews: 2,439
Photo of mdmusch
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Axnjxn
4.57/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My favorite beer...not much else needed to say. I could drink 10 in a row, it's so good. Perfect for a hot summer day or a cold winter night. Flavor is amazing. Banana, citrus, hops, slight bitterness, slight sweetness...nothing else is like it. Just an amazing brew.

 267 characters

Photo of Freemark
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of Hunter42
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Raime
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a lager glass. Pours a Medium amber, with a finger and a half worth of head. The smell is quite hoppy if you ask me, With light toasted malt and bread. The taste virtually follows the smell. Tastes hoppy, Some light malt, Some wet bread and slightly strong skunk. Weird for the type, Eh?, It all piled together nicely thought. The mouthfeel somewhat follows, Though it allows more of the skunk to come through. Overall, A VERY easy to drink beer. Seriously, I would buy this for ANY occasion. Though at $2.50 a bottle, The prices are a bit too high for what you get. Drop your prices, And you'll consistently have my ( and I'm sure thousands of others ) business

 688 characters

Photo of shade13
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of mweso2000
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of CraftBeerTastic
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ba Review #201
Served On: 07/25/2012
Glassware: Pint Glass
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: -

Found this at Dewey Beach Liquors while on vacationing at Dewey Beach.

Look: Poured into a tumbler pint. Dark copper color with tingers of gold along the edges of the glass. Head was 2-fingers of off-white foam that dessolved into an even coating with some sparatic head lacing. Carbonation bubbles were slow and steady.

Smell: Slight floral hop aroma with more spice than anything. Also some heavy biscuit with some booze mixed in.

Taste: First up was a hoppy floral note followed by a biscuity sweetness. Then a spicy alchaol wamth coated the mouth with a bitterness taking over for the finish. The aftertaste was a fruity note that lingered for a while.

This beer was wonderful. Using ale yeast for a Lager stye seemed to have worked well for Rogue. Probably the best Maibock I've had so far.

 889 characters

Photo of Renegade88
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of 6demonbag
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of Cosho
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of RussBecker1
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of rodlavers
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of Jemenhiser
2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Tubasaurus
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of TheNightwatchman
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of kobeer
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of corzocl
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of Brian15
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Franticc
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of ooftu
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of MattDbach
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of salinasa
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of 12owls
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 7,597 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.