Ok, so I finally broke down the other day and bought a sixer of Rogue Dead Guy Ale. I say “finally broke down,” because it takes a lot for me to drop $12 for a six-pack of anything that’s isn’t guaranteed to at least make my wiener tingle. Trust me, before I bought it I checked the label for some kind of guarantee to see if they could tell me what I was getting for that much coinage. There was no guarantee. Just a picture of a dead guy wearing a funny hat. Truth be told the name was good enough to warrant at least spending one night with Dead guy Ale.
I took the most expensive beer I’d ever bought home and put 5 in the fridge and 1 in the freezer while I got my grill grill fired up and swept the leaves off the porch. (Yes I know it’s the middle of winter, but cooking and eating outside in February is how we roll) By the time I was done, the beer in the freezer was as cold as a well digger’s left hand. Which is perfect.
I poured the Rogue into my trusty Dog ‘n Suds mug and let the head settle. Rogue Dead Guy Ale has a very sharp and distinct taste. However, after the first one the distinctness kind of disappears and by number 3 it tastes no different than the hundreds of specialty brews like it. Don’t get me wrong, this is a pretty good beer. It’s just not $12 a six-pack good. Probably the only thing this beer would be good for at this price would be to take it to a party, put it in the fridge and then show your butt when you realize everybody drank it just to see what it tasted like while you were outside.
d from cali says
years to late but i finally broke down and bought a rogue beer and i agree withe writer you beer snobs are ones make this craft brewers take you for every penny beer should taste good and be affordable beer this expensive belongs in a bar with bitches and convo not next to the wine isle so you can feel smart and hip. if wanna be a snob then go to college then make fun of your mechanic for his ignorance of psychology…. this beer is good and does not deserve its outrageous payment plan. pictures of working class people does not make it affordable
even in portland where we have incredible variety of craft beers, rogue is one of the most expensive brewers. still trying to figure out why…
Fave type of beer. I’m not a beer freak, but this stuff is Excellent.
I have a feeling that a lot of the people that are posting the, “omg beer n frezer don’t no wut u talkin’ bout”, haven’t actually *TRIED* Dead Guy Ale.
I bought a 6 pack of it last night, and the review was spot on regardless of temperature.
Fools need to stay off the blog if they don’t know what they’re talking about.
I had the Dead Guy Ale last Sunday, they had a special on draft. I wanted to buy some last night and Whole Foods had it for $12 for a sixer. I still find no good reason why this beer is so expensive. Its more expensive than belgians that are shipped across the friggen ocean. I live in Chicago and the price for most of there six packs are 9.99 to 13.50 at Binny’s. Cheaper than going to the bar but come on. I like to support the little guys but they need to help out as well. Been drinking some great beers from Great Lakes which have a better price point. Continue drinking good beer……and those that drink lesser beers are not bad guys, they are simply not enlightened.
You lost me at “put the beer in the Freezer”. Lmfao.
btw, Rogue is an excellent Maibock
Some Live Guy says
What’s with those prices?!
Here is Raleigh, North Carolina, I just bought a 22 oz. Dead Guy Ale at the grocery store for $6.49 + 7.75% tax = $6.99.
The Heineken 22 oz. was $2.99 which is higher than the gas stations ($2.69) and Wal*Mart ($2.49) so that lets you know this particular grocery store is the high priced location. But still. That’s one expensive beer so it better be good.
I have to admit I bought it because I haven’t tried this beer before and it has an awesome dead guy on the label. Score one for the graphic designers of the world.
$12 for a six pack is the norm here in Canada, lol. Thanks for the review of Dead Guy, I’m enjoying some now :D
I’m with Michael. Anyone who has to pay $12 a SP doesn’t know where to shop. I buy DG in neighborhood food stores for $7.95 in Tampa. Rogue ales are quite good, Beer in the freezer? what do you normally drin, bud Lite?
Must agree with Busey here, stay away from the beer reviews brother. Not your niche, I’m afraid.
Beverly Hills Chihuahua was frikin’ awesome! And I agree, If you want beer reviews then BeerAdvocate.com is the place to go. If you want random and funny articles about drinking then stick with DP:)
Gary Busey says
Beverly Hills Chihuahua made $91,614,153 in the box office but that hardly makes it a good movie.
For everyone else, I suggest you go to BeerAdvocate.com for real beer reviews.
One of the best beers I’ve ever had (out of I’m guessing about 300+ varieties I’ve tasted over the years including several of my own bews) was Rogue Smoked Ale sold in Ashland, OR in sealed mason jars. My god that was heaven and I’ve been looking for something like it for about 22 years. I’ll try my own batch one day…
100K+ people read my blog every month so I must know something. You on the other hand are a bigger dumb ass than the real Gary Busey.
Gary Busey says
I’m sorry, but you really shouldn’t be reviewing beer when you obviously know nothing about how to properly drink one in the first place. You never put good beer in the freezer. Get it too cold and you mask the flavor. That’s the kind of shit you do to fucking Bud Light at a frat party, which sounds like the type of beer you should stick to from here on out as you seem to have no discernible palate.
On tap, or from a fresh bottle, this is a spectacular ale. I wonder if your bottles were stale, or perhaps had experienced several temperature variations on the way from the brewery to your fridge. I know when I have a Dead Guy, it is distinctive from the first gulp to the last. And as somebody said already, super-cold is not the best way to enjoy this beer.
Even better is Rogue’s “Double Dead Guy Ale”, found on tap in some bars, and in bright red bottles in some stores. That’ll knock you on your ass.
Plus, really big hoppy beers tend to dull your taste buds after a few.
yeah dead guy really isn’t the greatest of brews, and for $12 you should try Sierra Nevada Bigfoot barleywine/ale. Its an awesome brew and at 9.6% you will have a good time.
I give Oregon credit for my love of oatmeal stout from when my wife and I spent our honeymoon at Timberline Lodge on MT. Hood. We stayed for a few days and then drove up the coast stopping at every little microbrewery we came to. But yes. $12 a six pack is too much especially when I can almost buy a gallon of Black Velvet for that much:)
It is from Oregon, from the coast at Rogue brewery.
Damn! It is $12 where you are!! Come to Portland, it would be unheard of if a 6 of it ever came to like $10 let alone $12, plus we have more beer here, and damn good beer to.
I think my last 6 of it was like almost $8
This is one of my favorites. Try it on draft. Must have come a long way to get to you, it is an Oregon brew I think.
You got it way to cold. Really cold beer = miller lite. You just don’t want to taste it so you get it super cold.
Dead guy should have been around 45f to get the most out of it.
What you did was similar to chilling red wine.