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Dead Guy Ale | Rogue Ales

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3.94/5
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7,597 Ratings
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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:
#5,216
Reviews:
2,439
Ratings:
7,597
pDev:
12.44%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
298
Gots:
1,874
Trade:
3
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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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2.98/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The biggest thing I was surprised by is the lack of flavor. This is a very light tasting beer with a nice carbonation to it...but it drinks like water. Don't get me wrong - it is not a dissatisfying beer - it is just slightly perplexing. My tastes may be biased, however, as I am a fan of IPA's and dark, heavy beers, and this is dead center between the two. Overall I wouldn't NOT recommend it but wouldn't push strongly TO recommend it. Perhaps the word 'bland' fits as a description. But I would buy it again - sometimes bland is all you need.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of SpenCycle
3.49/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A very standard-tasting beer. Tastes EXACTLY how malt extract smells. With some good and carbonation thrown in. Probably one of the best non-fruit, non-ipa ales I've ever had. Just not a fan of ales with no distinct flavor except malt. 40 IBUs on this bad boy, but no big hop flavor. A slight floral and smooth hop flavor.Reminds me of a Magic Hat #9. A little sweet, very malty, and a hint of bitterness. The phrase a "not quite pale ale" describes this beer.

Confused on one thing. This is a maibock, but is marketed as an ale?

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of brysonbreakey
3.36/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a cool beer! It had more carbonation than most beers I've had before and was lighter in nature. It was really refreshing which was one of my favorite qualities of it. All around, I gave this one a solid 3.5. If you're sitting at a bar reading this wondering if it's a good call, go for it! Definitely worth at least trying!

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