Rogue Dead Guy - After A 10 Year Hiatus

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Hotajax, Jan 23, 2023.

  1. Hotajax

    Hotajax Aspirant (201) Oct 4, 2020 Pennsylvania
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    Been a While, but happy to report that it still tastes the same as I remember it from a while ago. Doesn't seem to have gone through a re-formulation like Fat Tire and Arrogant Bastard. Yay
     
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  2. Hilltopper

    Hilltopper Aspirant (266) Jul 17, 2005 Connecticut

    "After A 10 Year Hiatus" ???

    It's shown up here in Connecticut at random times over the past year or so. The price was right, so maybe it was old stock? It tasted good to me.

    P.S. - I love the Dead Guy can's art work
     
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  3. Hotajax

    Hotajax Aspirant (201) Oct 4, 2020 Pennsylvania
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    I can get it here. For a long time. Just didn't drink it for like 10 years. I was on a brew pub bender. It's that simple. The artwork IS cool.
     
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  4. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,282) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Always tasted like it was made with actual dead guys. Maybe that's why Newport didn't have a homeless problem.
     
  5. Hotajax

    Hotajax Aspirant (201) Oct 4, 2020 Pennsylvania
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    Newport, RI? My first duty station That Newport wouldn't tolerate homeless people
     
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  6. micada

    micada Grand Pooh-Bah (3,326) Jul 13, 2015 New York
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    Didn’t they drop the ABV some years ago?
     
  7. Jaycase

    Jaycase Grand Pooh-Bah (3,554) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    I purchased locally one of the DG growlers similar to below (not my pic) way back when. Haven't had the beer (nor seen it) recently but seemed a decent beer to me at the time.

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  8. Hotajax

    Hotajax Aspirant (201) Oct 4, 2020 Pennsylvania
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    Yep, still very decent.
     
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  9. elNopalero

    elNopalero Grand Pooh-Bah (4,568) Oct 14, 2009 Michigan
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    The one on the right might have been the first growler I ever owned.
     
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  10. Rug

    Rug Grand Pooh-Bah (3,300) Aug 20, 2018 Massachusetts
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    Solid beer. They now have a Dead Guy IPA which is apparently actually quite good
     
  11. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,282) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    When did Rogue open up a Rhode Island spot?
     
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  12. thebeeremptor

    thebeeremptor Zealot (690) Aug 12, 2018 California
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    Which Rogue Dead Guy are we talking about now?

    There's a Dead Guy Ale, the OG (and for some reason called an ale when it's a maibock :thinking_face:), and now a Dead Guy IPA.

    Because that won't confuse people.
     
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  13. AZgman

    AZgman Pundit (954) Dec 22, 2011 Arizona
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    I had a mix pack I got from Costco this summer and I was surprised that I liked everything they had assembled in it. It was also a few years between tasting anything from Rogue for me as well. I guess they may be onto something?
     
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  14. Domingo

    Domingo Grand Pooh-Bah (4,146) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    The funniest thing about Dead Guy has always been the pricing. For roughly a decade Dead Guy was priced roughly 30% higher than comparable 6-packs. At least around here. Then roughly 3-4 years ago everyone else caught up and passed them, but Dead Guy stayed the same price. Now it's actually a borderline value beer, although the freshness isn't always ideal.
     
  15. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,282) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    As befits a brewery founded by an ex-Nike guy, Rogue has always muddied the waters around DG. It's always been labeled as "Ale", but the brewery has insisted on calling it a Maibock, while (I believe) it uses their house Pacman yeast.
     
  16. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,282) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Rogue for the longest time took pride in having the highest prices. They were the first to reduce keg sizes from the standard U.S. 1/2bbl (15.5 Gallon) to the Euro 50 litre (13.something Gal) keg, while maintaining the old price.
     
  17. Hotajax

    Hotajax Aspirant (201) Oct 4, 2020 Pennsylvania
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    I don't know what to call it. I know it tastes great and I enjoy it a bunch.
     
  18. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Grand Pooh-Bah (5,291) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    A lot of that downsizing occurs with other consumer goods in lieu of a price hike, and it kind of goes unnoticed. But downsizing to a Metric-sized keg forces customers/bars to adapt the keg connections to different fittings, doesn't it?
     
  19. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,282) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Sometimes. IIRC, Rogue still used the U.S. standard couplers. Anchor always had a different one though, and that was the main reason the bar I used to work at stopped carrying them. Too much hassle to swap it out when it was busy.
     
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  20. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,282) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    I was out running errands for a couple hours, and for some reason this thread popped into my head. It dawned on me that it's been years since we've had a good Rogue-bashing thread. Which then lead to me to realize how irrelevant they've become if even we don't bitch about them anymore.