Captain Sig's Northwestern Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by Roke87:
3.9/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
650 mL bomber, chilled and poured into a pint glass.
Appearance- Pours a dark amber colour, from what I can see looks very cloudy with reddish highlights throughout when held up to a light. Average pour yields two fingers plus of creamy tan head that very, very slowly dissipates leaving massive amounts of lacing, nice thick rings with every sip throughout the glass till finish.
Smell- resiny pine hops, citrusy grapefruit aromas as well, mixed with a nice bready malt smell as well, sweet caramel aromas coming up as well as it warms up, very nice and well balanced on the nose.
Taste- Just like the aromas, the tastes come through first as that resiny pine hops, the follows through with a nice citrusy grapefruit taste, again balanced very nicely by the bready malts, and almost finishes sweet like caramel.
Mouthfeel- Definitely a medium bodied ale, this one goes down smooth and crisp, very easy drinking with maximum carbonation that leaves a nice rich foamy head that never really goes away. A bit bitter at first but it does balance out well finishing rather sweet.
Overall- A very good and solid red ale, It has that usual Rogue background taste to it probably due to the pacman yeast. Picked this one up as part of the LCBO June brewery feature, happy I picked up a couple bottles because I actually really like this one, kind of wasn’t expecting it to have such a dark hue but that never puts me off anyways, great aromas coming from this one backed with an evenly good well balanced taste. Like I said happy I got a few of these because there probably won’t be any left when I go back to stock up, very solid red ale and I would drink this one again.
Serving type: bottle
06-11-2011 05:38:54 | More by Roke87
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4.08/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This bottle has caught my eye on a few occasions but I rarely purchase Rogue bombers, largely believing that the price point is beyond what many of these brews in fact deliver on the palate. In fairness, I have yet to have a bad Rogue beer ... I will say that I am selective in what I try (e.g., no beers containing "donut flavoring", whatever that is) and will snag certain Rogue beers when I find them on tap, as was the case here. This one is a brownish-copper color, rather like weak coffee or strong tea, with a nice light tan head of approximately four inches height. Nose was fruity, sweet, rich, and mildly astringent, with orange and tangerine citrus hops leading the way, followed up by light roast coffee and cacao powder. Almost smells like a highly-hopped porter! In the mouth, this one delivers a rich toffee malt backbone with some plum and dark toast notes ... Massive crystal malts that hit that sweet spot. Darker and richer than many amber ales, and with a pretty robust hop attack as well. Tangy and spicy, with the aforementioned citrus from the nose on the palate as well, along with some vanilla, rum extract, blackberry, gooseberry, and bitter earthy orange pekoe tea. Quite chewy but prickly on the tongue, with a little ashy resin and pine in the dry, roasted, bitter finish. Wow. I am surprised that all these seemingly disparate elements hang together so well without unpleasant clashes. Insanely tasty and proof that when Rogue gives up the gimmicks and other harebrained ideas, they can concoct some delicious offerings.
Serving type: bottle
02-04-2014 01:44:27 | More by CalgaryFMC
3.96/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bomber into my pint glass. Rest drank from the bottle.
A: A dark amber color with an almost toffee colored foamy head of about two fingers with decent lacing retention. Very good for the style.
S: I am a bit under the weather today, but am picking up some bitter chocolate, dark coffee, and malts. Not a lot of hops on the nose.
T: Bitter hops, chocolate, faint malts. This is a moderate beer leaning toward, full of calories and richness for the winter months. As it warms, chocolate comes out more.
M: Like most Rogue products, smooth on the swallow, moderately carbonated, medium bodied. Has a smooth, creamy feel as it warms a bit. Excellent.
This is a very good beer and one of my Rogue's better offers. Unfortunately, it's pricey at $6.99 at the one retailer I can find it at in east TN. It's heavy and I'd put it with the winter warmers as it's not quite hoppy enough to be with the IPAs and has that heavy holiday taste. Good on occasion during the cold months, but I seem to have fonder memories of drinking this beer in the past than it actually provided tonight.
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2014 05:02:11 | More by RyanPoff
Captain Sig's Northwestern Ale from Rogue Ales
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