Dead Guy Ale | Rogue Ales

BA SCORE
88
very good
7,509 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
Ratings:
7,509
Reviews:
2,419
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
12.44%
 
 
Wants:
297
Gots:
1,811
For Trade:
3
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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2/5  rDev -49.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Murrhey
3.4/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at The Yardhouse in Costa Mesa, CA. Reviewed from notes.

A- Finger and a half off-white head. Longish retention with a light, coppery color. Some bubbly lacing.

S- Very subtle scent. Some pineyness and medium barleys but I can barely detect it.

T- Bitter and spicy. Quite an unusual flavor.

M- Lighter bodied, fairly dry and smooth.

O- This beer is nostalgic for me so maybe the score got bumped up a little. But tasty and unique flavor.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of shand
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

I haven't had this one since the very beginning of my craft beer journey, lets see how it holds up. It is a rather attractive beer, with a hazy red-orange body and a nice head. The aroma is sweet malts. The taste consists of sweet malts and honey primarily, with a touch of graininess behind it. There's a bit of a fruit aspect with just a touch of hops as well. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied and coating, and the drinkability is alright. Overall, it's a decent beer, but nothing special. A good gateway beer for sure, it was for me.

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3.44/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark amber with a small head.
Nose shows caramel, butterscotch and diacetyl. Very sweet smelling, very moreish.
Similar flavours but less sweet and less emphasis on the butterscotch. Finishes a little harsh with some industrial alcohol notes.
Nice syrupy body.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

A- two finger off white head in the flute glass, niceey. lacing, gorgoues honey beer.
S- Honey touch of malt.
T- crisp. honey, malt, hops.
M- light, verging on medium bodied.
O- decent. Wouldn't seek out again, though. Middle of the road. Try for your self

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes. Had this in 12oz, bomber and on tap. This review is from my 12oz try.
Pours into Great Lakes pint glass an orange, honey like color with about a quarter inch of head.
Sweet malty smell with a nice bit of hops in the mix to be sure.
Taste/Mouthfeel velvety warm mouthfeel with a nice mix of malt and crisp hop that's upfront and warms with a clean finish.
Not sure if I could have more than 2 or 3 in an evening, but very solid and a well done maibock. I actually preferred on tap to the 12oz bottle, the bottle had a bit more bite where the tap was a little more balanced which had me finishing and ordering another in no time.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
3.94 out of 5 based on 7,509 ratings.
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