Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale
Flying Dog Brewery

Dead Rise Old Bay Summer AleDead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale
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Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States
Herb and Spice Beer
Ranked #59
Ranked #27,045
3.6 | pDev: 15.83%
Aug 30, 2022
May 06, 2014
Dead Rise Old Bay Summer AleDead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale
Notes: 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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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
refreshing summer ale great for a picnic or at the beach
Aug 30, 2022
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Reviewed by teromous from Virginia

3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
From the bottom of the can: "ENJOY BY 10/07/21 16:22"

Appearance: The body is a nice medium-light shade of amber with decent clarity. The head is thick, fluffy, white, and has dense foam with some pock-mark craters on the surface. Good retention and lacing.

Aroma: There is coriander on the nose along with a lemon-lime scent and a gentle wheat aroma.

Taste: Up front the wheat comes through very strong with a semi-tart lime-like flavor. The flavor stays consistent from the front of the palate to the back. The aftertaste is just a slightly less version of the previous flavors.

Mouthfeel: The body is light and somewhat crisp at the end. The can states that this is a "GOSE" but it is a little under-textured for a Gose.

Overall: The can states "OLD BAY GOSE" and that it is an "ALE BREWED WITH OLD BAY® SEASONING AND LEMON." The Old Bay seasoning doesn't seem to cut through the citrus or even the wheat in the beer, so it seems entirely absent unless it's providing some unknown quality to the beer. It also lacks some of the texture and body of a Gose. Aside from these two elements, the beer as a whole still tastes very good. It has a nice wheat flavor and aroma with a strong coriander aroma. The advertised lemon comes through very well. I would say that this drinks more like an Americanized Witbier than anything else, so I would recommend to those who might find that interesting. Old Bay lovers might find it lacking in season, and Gose lovers might find it lacking in texture. I could drink it again based on the flavors and aromas present in the beer, but not based on what was advertised on the can.
May 22, 2021
Rated: 3.65 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Jul 28, 2020
Rated: 2.93 by DOCRW from Washington

Jul 15, 2020
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Reviewed by CHickman from New York

3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Good looking golden beer with a huge 2-3 finger thick foamy head that faded slowly and left spotty lacing. Smells and tastes like a lager with Old Bay seasoning and lemon zest. Some people may enjoy those summery essences, but I wasn’t a fan of it in my beer.
Jan 20, 2020
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Reviewed by jgido759 from New Jersey

3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Had this on tap at, of all places, an Applebees. Poured a hazy yellow/gold with a foamy 1 finger head that lingered for a few before dissipating. Aroma was a light citrus with a hint of Old Bay. Taste was faint lemon with a hint of Old Bay, not overpowering, but just enough to let you know it was there, in addition to a slight malt profile. Finish was dry with a hint of spice.

Overall, a pretty balanced beer.
Oct 15, 2019
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Cloudy gold yellow color.
Medium carbonation with a slightly thin body
Aroma isnt overpowering but the lemon,lemon peel, and old bay is there. Some grain and cracker as well
Taste is almost identical to aroma with old bay showing up more in the end and finish.
Interesting, flavorful,would go great with seafood as well as some other foods.
Would try it again
Aug 29, 2019
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
(12 oz can, enjoy by 11/08/19; purchased single off shelf... poured into fat tulip)

L: polished-clear, amber liquid; delicately yellowed, white foam builds, then pulls back, but laces a few crusty streaks of lace

S: Old Bay isn't over the top, actually a bit inviting (for anyone who likes it) against a foggy background of (girl scout) lemon cookie; vague note of toasty pale malt in the back... with the various spices, almost an overall resemblance to a dry, spicy, Belgian golden ale... as the head falls, the Old Bay does even fade off a bit, while a perfumy lemon zest rises

T: not much Old Bay up front, but it sure emerges in the finish, though it's kept in decent check and luckily has little sweetness enhancing the malt/lemon character, turning this into 'seafood candy'... does get a bit simple and dull (heavy filtering an accomplice?) as it goes, but the spice, lemon, and malt are all thankfully, judiciously restrained

F: taut, glassy, streamlined, light body, with a healthy charge of carbonation keeping it active, lifting, invigorating... doesn't leave a trail, moreish

O: much more balanced, restrained, and refined than I'd feared; but I wouldn't mind trying an over-the-top, briney gose version... relatively enjoyable on its own; natural draw toward food pairings a head-scratcher? - it may go well with a shrimp bisque or buttery white fish (fats)... its flavor expressions may leave a little to be desired, but it's undeniably smartly executed, and something I will find a reason to share and enjoy again (1497)
Aug 26, 2019
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz can into a pint glass. Enjoy by 10/7/18, stupidly thought it was this Summer's release. Oh well, for what it's worth...

Clear pale golden yellow body with decent carbonation. A good white head dissipates to a thick ring and covering. Some nice lacing.

A somewhat muted Old Bay aroma and a little malt.

Upon tasting, the Old Bay is the only flavor coming through. The lemon is only suggested through the dry finish. Somewhat beery as well. The spice of the Old Bay creates a false alcohol warmth in the back of the throat. Overall, not a good taste.

Mouth close to medium, finish dry and spicy.

Overall, Old Bay should only be used on seafood.
Aug 24, 2019
Rated: 4.09 by Blegaz from New York

Aug 11, 2019
Rated: 3.56 by Irish57 from North Carolina

Jul 19, 2019
Rated: 3.25 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

Apr 28, 2019
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Reviewed by monkist from Hungary

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.
Dec 02, 2018
Rated: 3.56 by Mpacheco13 from Delaware

Oct 25, 2018
Rated: 4.05 by Rockhead from Virginia

Sep 15, 2018
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Reviewed by RacerX5k from Pennsylvania

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?
Sep 08, 2018
Rated: 4 by edc20 from Oregon

Aug 30, 2018
Rated: 1 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Aug 14, 2018
Rated: 3.76 by kkmiller76 from New Jersey

Jul 23, 2018
Rated: 3.25 by mpenske from California

Jul 22, 2018
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Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

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?
Jul 09, 2018
Rated: 3.52 by Steve_Studnuts from Pennsylvania

May 28, 2018
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Reviewed by daliandragon from Maryland

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.
May 21, 2018
Rated: 3.95 by jonbozz from Maryland

Mar 05, 2018
Rated: 3.41 by chiefz1 from New York

Jan 28, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by -Andrew- from Michigan

Dec 30, 2017
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

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.
Nov 30, 2017
Rated: 4.15 by aj81789 from Ohio

Nov 21, 2017
Rated: 5 by Brian1357 from Virginia

Nov 17, 2017
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

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!
Oct 15, 2017
Rated: 2.57 by malprep from Pennsylvania

Sep 23, 2017
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Reviewed by Try-em-all from Missouri

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
Sep 15, 2017
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Reviewed by ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

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.
Sep 10, 2017
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Reviewed by payhota from Ohio

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.
Sep 05, 2017
Rated: 3.43 by itsZachShaw from New York

Aug 25, 2017
Rated: 4.05 by Maknex from Texas

Aug 03, 2017
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Reviewed by 88caprice from Virginia

3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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.
Aug 02, 2017
Rated: 3.66 by _Adam_ from Maryland

Jul 23, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by TLA from Pennsylvania

Jul 15, 2017
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Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

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....
Jul 10, 2017
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