Dead Guy Ale - Beer Review
Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales, Newport, Oregon
Dead Guy Ale is a great example of the essential hoppy West Coast Ale because of its rich amber color, gentle bouquet, hearty and decisive ale flavor and satisfying finish. You can count on it to quench a thirst built by hand over the course of a hard day with a taste that is as fine a reward as one is going to find inside a bottle.
Observing the behavior of the ale as it is first poured, as you can see from the picture it didn’t develop much of a head. Interestingly enough, when I poured the second glass, it produced a fine head. Go figure. If somebody has an explanation I’d love to hear it. Effervescence was good and consistent throughout the hour it takes me to consume a 22-ounce bottle.
On the “bite” scale of hoppy ale aggressiveness, Dead Guy is pretty mellow - as you might expect of a dead guy, although I have seen some pretty angry dead guys in zombie movies, you know. But this Dead Guy minds his manners. The ale slides down easy, letting you know it’s there, but without being heavy handed about it. If Arrogant Bastard Ale is a pit bull, Dead Guy Ale is a black Labrador retriever. Friendly, but not too.
Dead Guy Ale has a clean, crisp, lingering finish that is most pleasurable. I enjoy this brew fairly often since it is available at a nearby Trader Joe's market, and I am never disappointed. It delivers a dependably rich drinking experience. I wholeheartedly recommend it.
Remember to drink responsibly, there, Ace.