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Captain Sig's Northwestern Ale - Rogue Ales

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Captain Sig's Northwestern AleCaptain Sig's Northwestern Ale

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729 Ratings
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Ratings: 729
Reviews: 380
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 16
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Label of 22oz bottle:

10 Ingredients: Pale 2-row, Munich, Carastan, & Chocolate Malts; Horizon, Amarillo, Cascade & Rogue Farm Willamette Hops; Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

No Chemicals, No Preservatives, No Additives.

Dedicated to the Hansen brothers - Sig, Edgar, and Norman - the Rogues of the Bering Sea.

Portions of proceeds of Northwestern Ale will support the Fisherman's Fund.

14.5º PLATO
80 IBU
75 AA
36º L

(Beer added by: peabody on 07-12-2009)
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Reviews by HoppyBastard:
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22 ounce bomber into a shaker pint glass.

APPEARANCE: cloudy, dark amber color with a frothy 2 finger off-white head, good retention with significant lacing.

SMELL: biscuit, chocolate, spicey hops.

TASTE: sweet malt with hint of chocolate, spice and biscuits and then you get a nice hop blast, the bitterness lingers in a very good way.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation, sticky.

OVERALL: this is a very drinkable beer that is full bodied and hop dominant, almost like an IPA but still very well in balance. Rogue makes some good beer but charges too much and does'nt believe in 6 packs.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2013 04:20:39 | More by HoppyBastard
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3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I was surprised to see this at Rob's World of Beers in Wichita and I've always been a fan of Deadliest Catch so it was impossible to resist.

Nice looking beer. Very burnt amber (not quite red) color with towering sticky khaki head which maintains its froth to the end of the glass making its mark at each sip.

The heavy buttery bisquit, toffee, and somewhat floral/grassy hop nose grabs your attention making it clear that this beer may extend beyond expectations.

The flavor reflects the aroma with heavy hitting bread dough, sweet butter laden toffee/caramel, and a mild herbal hop spike at the end. The sweetness of this beer goes a little too far for me by the time the (unshared) bottle is empty.

Nice velvety slick feel for the style accomplished with its carbonation.

Overall, I'm very glad I picked this up. Very good beer for the price and a portion of the proceeds go to the Fisherman's Fund which helps cover medical expenses of Alaskan fisherman not covered by insurance when injured on one of the most dangerous jobs around.

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S: Caramel malts, like the kind of caramel you get on a sundae, malt bread, deep rich malts like a milkshake. A touch of molasses. I actually think a smell the ocean. Also some light fruitiness like banana.

T: Rich sweet and malty with a little dull bitter hop quality on the end. Caramel, a touch of molasses and a touch of banana in there.

M: Thick substantially pulpy body, with medium low carbonation.

O: Depth of texture and flavours all highlighting the malts. Almost borderline double bock, though not as heavy or sweet its getting there. Really well done. Wasn’t expecting such a unique quality in this beer.

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Medium to bolder body but also quite smooth.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Look: A rusty amber body holds up a thick and creamy tan head. The head doesn't recede much as foamy bands of lacing stay on the glass.

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Rich aromas with roasted grains and hops in about equal measure. Floral, fruity and toffee notes.

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Captain Sig's Northwestern Ale from Rogue Ales
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