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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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BA SCORE
85
very good

742 Ratings
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Ratings: 742
Reviews: 381
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 19
Gots: 39 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +13%

BrandonJones, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of patre_tim
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Cloudy orange brown with 2 fingers of cappucinno beige head, sea foam like lacing. Lots of small floating particles within, no visible carbonation.

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.

patre_tim, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of axxe
4.25/5  rDev +13%

axxe, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on June 26, 2014.

Medium to darker amber colored pour with a fluffy off-white head that stays on top for the entire session. Moderate clarity.

The aroma has a solid sweet and roasted malt backbone with some earth, soil, and pine expressing themselves as well. One thing about the malts is that I can almost p[ick up the fresh malt wort.

Medium to bolder body but also quite smooth.

Roasted caramel malts are up front on this one as the hop bitterness trickles in more and more with each sip eventually lingering at the finish. Solid.

puboflyons, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of huntermop
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

huntermop, Jun 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Brutus627, Jun 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

TraceKlein, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

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.

Aroma: A spicy, woody note dominates.

Taste: Very spicy and woody, with cedar coming to mind. Heavy on the malts, but there is a slightly hoppy finish. The longer I drink this the more I can taste the chocolate malts.

Mouthfeel: Heavy, creamy.

Overall: This beer is pretty thick, malty, and spicy. Good flavor but a bit too heavy for 6.2% ABV.

JuicesFlowing, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

beerbrains, Jun 18, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

mahanson, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

22 oz bottler served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours deep red-brown in color with a decent beige head. Spotty lacing.

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

Flavor: has that characteristic Rogue hop flavor along with a rich dark malt mix. Mildly bitter.

Feel: medium body; lively carbonation.

O: excellent

chinchill, Jun 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

ariceclemson, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of Niceroad77
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It is always interesting to review a beer that most people have only just barely bothered ranking. Then you read the reviews and actually find that if you pay enough attention, that beer might be better than you've expected. Well, this is definitely one of those. Not sure what the average Rogue drinkers like as they have quite a few brews that I personally would never dare call beers but this Captain Sig's is most certainly one. A really good beer actually. It might be more appealing to the IPA crowd (like me, I'm a total hop head…) at 80 IBU's but its got some interesting caramel malt flavours too. It's cloudy, dark amber, almost born in colour with a good head that vanishes somewhat fast. The smell and taste are both slightly boozy but not harsh or anything, just enough to let you know that you are not dealing with a typical mass production brew. It has a medium body with good carbonation. This beer is good! Nowhere near my all-time favourite but one I would definitely recommend and buy again.

Niceroad77, Jun 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +33%

MaddDogg84, Jun 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

rudabegga9, Jun 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Drew26, May 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

MonkeyBread, May 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

afsdan, May 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

cd34, May 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

GinDC, May 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

ItsBeer4Me, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

NoProblem, May 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

Seamacm, May 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

kaufmaal, Apr 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Gasc0igne, Apr 28, 2014
Captain Sig's Northwestern Ale from Rogue Ales
85 out of 100 based on 742 ratings.