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Dead Guy Ale by Rogue Ales

As I sit here relaxing by the pool at the end of a 11 mile bike ride on the canal tow-path here in New Hope, Pennsylvania at the Pineapple Hill B&B Inn, I figured lets give beer #258 a taste. That beer is a classic, at least to me, and is Dead Guy Ale by Rogue Ales from Newport, Oregon.  I have had this beer many, many times over the years.  This Maibock or Hells Bock has an ABV of 6.50%.  A Maibock or Helles Bock is a German beer typically brewed in the springtime and typically has a bigger hop presence.

I love the color of this beer, a clear amber very, much like the color of honey.  It had a huge off-white head.  The nose was pleasant with sweet caramel malts, bread, and a nice spicy floral hop scent.  Those caramel malts are the backbone here in the taste department.  Towards the end, the hops make themselves known with an orange rind taste and bitterness.  It had a nice medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation.  Highly drinkable…this would make a great session beer.

This was a delicious brew that I still enjoy today.  I could see this being a good gateway beer to ween someone off of macro beer and into the craft beer world.  I only wish I had a six pack of this right now…with a pizza…poolside…perfect!

Rating: A

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