Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale | Flying Dog Brewery

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Dead Rise Old Bay Summer AleDead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States

Style: Herb and Spice Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Skillful in shallow waters, yet adept when it becomes deep and rough, Dead Rise boats were specifically crafted to navigate the unique waters of the Chesapeake. Our Dead Rise, a summer ale brewed with OLD BAY, was brewed to support True Blue, a groundbreaking initiative to support the Maryland Blue Crab industry.

Malt: Proprietary
Hop: Proprietary
Yeast: Proprietary
Brewed with Old Bay Seasoning and Lemon.
25 IBU

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Ratings: 779 |  Reviews: 119
Photo of monkist
3.44/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is the first Flying Dog ever that I'm scoring down.
First up it had nice aromas but when taki g a sip I was shocked: tasteless and bitter. What is this?
Then the aroma somewhat disspated and the taste got a bit more intense. Has a lingering aftertaste of the "real" ale or perhPs even the lemons but it's not that pleasant.
Had it with food so it was okay, as I didn't pay too much attention to the taste.
Otherwise it would have been a bummer.
Sorry Flying Dog, but this is not your best shot...

This was my first impression, after it I let the beer warm up for a bit. Then i started feeling the Old Bay spices and I said hmm! interesting! Once the spices come into play, they give it a definite spicey taste that ki d of matches the ale and the bitterness is less outstanding, less noticeable. The spices then add a quite unique - though weird, but still unique - aroma and flavor at the same time that somehow feels very similar. At one point I felt that the blend of spices is very similar to bittering hops - so you almost don't notice that you're drinking a spice beer until the very end when the multitude of hot flavors hit you.

So there you have it. It is a quite complex and strange beer that is very unfamiliar yet complex. I believe it is worth giving a chance to it, giving it enough time and attention to appreciate its strangeness.

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Photo of Mpacheco13
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rockhead
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RacerX5k
1/5  rDev -72.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Easy review. Two words. Don't bother. You know, I'm the idiot who did have this before but wasn't sure so this Sat AM I got it again. I love crabs, the water, the Chesapeake Bay and all things Eastern Shore. But this fucking stinks, I'd rate it a zero if I could. Truly, one of the worst beers I've ever had, Disgrace. Will email the brewery later, takes nerve to make this, Aroma and flavor non existant, is that good enough for a review?

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Photo of edc20
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
1/5  rDev -72.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of kkmiller76
3.76/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpenske
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is pale straw, head is off white with fine bubbles and head depth off the initial pour of 1/2 inch, good lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is light malt, biscuit, lemon, hints of spice but hard to differentiate.

Taste follows aroma with malt, biscuit, lemon then spice and bitterness. Spice presence is a blend of paprika, cumin, mustard, pepper. Spice flavor is a bit less than anticipated making you work to decipher it, i think the lemon helps balance the potential spice overload, but I think i would have liked more old bay flavor.

Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated, moderate bitterness, and drying presence.

Overall a good spin on summer spiced ale, but I want more old bay. Where can I find Double Dead Rise?

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Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of daliandragon
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The guy at the beer store was pushing it and I felt like I was insulting him if I didn't at least take a single. Big, impressive head is a nice start. Nose is a little eclectic, with bread notes and lemon and something else that I am guessing is Old Bay.

The bread notes and lemon remain but mild noble hops and that weird OB thing again strange it up. Aftertaste is all weird and vaguely spicy.

Cool and different for what it is. I don't eat crabs so not really my thing but definitely unique and probably great in the summer heat with a brew in one hand and a mallet in the other.

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Photo of jonbozz
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chiefz1
3.41/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of -Andrew-
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, mild spices. Taste is malts, citrus, spices are present but not overpowering, refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a unique beer worth trying.

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Photo of aj81789
4.15/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brian1357
5/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a hazy light amber with a nice head. Lacing. The head lasts a good long time. Some Old Bay and light malt in the nose. Definite Old Bay taste in the mouth. Nice take on Old Bay seasoning!

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Photo of malprep
2.57/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Try-em-all
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

They had me at Old Bay, clear yellow gold but a half finger head dissipates quickly light lacing on the glass you can taste enough of the spices that you know it's something special but it isn't overpowering a great summertime beer

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Photo of ryan1788a5
3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a small snifter.

A: Golden/Amber colored with a decent haze. Rocky white head holds on at one finger and leaves a lot of sticky lacing in it's wake.

S: Dry, grainy malt base. Grassy hops. Orange rind. Distinct Old Bay seasoning adds a sharp note of clove/paprika/all spice et al.

T: Light and grainy malt body, touch of rye, floral and grassy hopping, orange rind. Then the Old Bay seasoning interjects sharply and romps all over everything.

M: Light, soft malt body. Airy and creamy. Sharp carbonation adds a deep crispness. Nice texture.

O: It's a well-brewed beer, but I'm not gonna sugar-coat it. This is a weird brew. The Old Bay seasoning does dominate after a few sips. It's definitely not something you'd want to buy by the six pack and drink stand-alone. Pairing with food is necessary, and to that end the options are many. Crab (obviously), sea food fry, perhaps a hot dog a la Rhode Island spicy weiners. I kinda want to steam rice in it too.

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Photo of payhota
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Pale yellow color with nice foam head reminiscent of a crashing wave. Poured smooth and without haze.
Smell: Citrus smell as well as wheat characteristics, quite faint and not overpowering.
Taste: Great taste, citrus notes give an immediate kick along with more subtle hints of wheat and grass. Spices come in strong while tying the flavors together nicely and the aroma really does not give the flavor justice. The beer washes down with an almost salty aftertaste, reminiscent of a summer outing on the docks.
Feel: Crisp and well carbonated. Malt like finish and goes down a bit dry, leading you to want another sip.

Not my favorite type of beer but I was very impressed with the taste. Would pair extremely well with food and really embodies the feeling of a summer dusk. Not something I would drink one after another, but would be my go to drink for certain food pairings.

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Photo of itsZachShaw
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Maknex
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 88caprice
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

Overall: good, but a little odd. Oceanic. I agree with the sentiment I've seen that this would be better paired with food.

Pale yellow, nice sudsy head with excellent retention and lacing, hazy.
Smells bright, citrusy, and briny. Oddly enough, there's a shellfish-like aroma.
Tastes grassy upfront. A little peppery. Maybe spicy. There's a wheat-like twang followed by a malty finish. A spiced bitterness builds as you drink it. Doesn't taste like Old Bay exactly, but I'm guessing that's where it's coming from.

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