Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale | Flying Dog Brewery

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Dead Rise Old Bay Summer AleDead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale
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Dead Rise Old Bay Summer AleDead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Summer

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Added by oriolesfan4 on 05-06-2014

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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 Botulizard
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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Photo of _Adam_
3.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TLA
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dacrza1
3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

MDATE: July 8, 2017... OCCASION: at Gil and Becky’s shore house for the weekend, enjoying a beautiful day... GLASSWARE: Jersey Shore pint (paid for in Jenks tickets last year)...pours a light golden body with sparse effervescence from a growler... head is white, swirling, and quickly out of its juice... definite peppercorn, mustard, clove, ginger and allspice cocktail... the inhalation is enjoyable, if accurate... first sip is medium-bodied, lightly textured, but overall swift in its draw... the finish lingers with the weight of caramel and bread malts... the "old bay" makes for a ginger and allspice, while lemon and orange peel suggest a pale ale hides somewhere in here... applaud the idea to introduce these elements into a beer... willing to attempt a pairing with dogs, burgers and fries... as a stand alone, reasonable and not outside the realm of enjoyable....

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Photo of buschbeer
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

This beer pours golden with a slight haze. It is topped with two inches of eggshell head that leaves a little lacing.

It has a light lemony aroma with hints of umami.

The tastes starts with that lemony ale flavor and is then infused with bitterness. The seasoning comes through in the finish.

Medium mouthfeel

I really don't get much from the Old Bay seasoning. It is reminiscent of Sam Adams Summer Ale. It is ok. I don't think that I will buy more than this single bottle though.

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Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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