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Rogue Ales Dead Guy Ale
August 10, 2013, 7:44 am
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Pour: Very attractive, dark orange-amber with bubbley, off-yellow head.

Nose: Some very typical yet nice aromas. Citrus, grapefruit, hint of caramel.

Palate: Surprisingly malty and more robust and rich than expected. Biscuit, caramel, even nuts. Tropical flavours almost disappear now, which is interesting. The hops taste is very mild, unusual for an American pale ale.

Finish: Not much. Disappointing on this front.

A good, wholesome and approachable beer, just not impressive. I liked the interesting twist in the palate, a slight move away from the typical American pale ale (eg, Sierra Nevada). Would appeal to those who want half and half from both worlds: the American pale ale aroma (but not the pronounced hops bitterness), and also sweet robust maltiness. Hopheads will be disappointed, though. This is probably a case of not being to my taste, rather than being objectively-speaking badly brewed.

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