Odd, how? I don't think of my recipe as odd! No, it might be a bit old (from last winter) but I haven't changed it. I will make an AG version sometime, as soon as I feel like making it again. I would just sub 10 pounds basemalt for the extract.
I believe the fruitiness you're describing comes from the yeast. Last winter, Rogue released their pacman yeast to homebrewers. It was a great yeast, and I used it about 3 or 4 times. I haven't made a Dead Guy clone without the pacman yeast, I don't think.