Sunday, July 04, 2010
Day 185 Drink: Rogue Dead Guy Ale
Rogue Ales original brewpub opened in October 1988 in Ashland, Ore. The company has brewpubs located from Issaquah, Washington, to San Francisco, Calif., with a hop farm, barley farm and a bed and breakfast thrown in along the way.
Rogue Dead Guy Ale is actually modeled after a German-style maibock, but uses Rogue's Pac-Man ale yeast.
Rogue Dead Guy Ale pours a glowing amber color with a thick rocky head. The aroma has a firm malt base with some spice coming through. The flavor is smooth and rich. The malt gives the flavor a nice richness, but the Perle and Saaz hops come through clearly in this 40 IBU beer.