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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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Ratings: 765
Reviews: 383
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 22
Gots: 46 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: peabody on 07-12-2009

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
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Photo of TwelveOunces
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 Oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- Pours dank dark orange brown, hazy as they come and a lot of little particles floating around. A Nice looking off tan color frothy head with really nice retention

S- Smells of a little citrus and some spunky old fruits you get from an old ipa, some chocolate and caramel as well as the pacman yeast.

T- A good bitterness with those overly ripened fruit flavors, I can definitely taste the pacman yeast. A light caramel malt flavor and a tiny bit of chocolate,

M- Bitter, smooth beer with a dry finish, a fairly good drinker all around

O- A nice offering from rogue, An all around beer that meets all expectations of a rogue beer and doesn't fall into a single category in my opinion, nice stuff.

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.18/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber cracked on 1-22-12.

A - Pours a light brown with a one finger tan head. Good retention.

S - Carmel and very sweet malt.

T - Same as the smell. Very sweet.

D - Medium carbonation and an average body.

O - Malty and sweet. The show is better than the beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: a brownish red with a large over carbionated white head.

S: a carmal malt with a backbone of fruit and spice. A sweet alcohol smeall with some hops.

T: smooth with a complex spice malt and hop finish. The finish is long and has a mild bitterness to it.

M: Smooth and colmplx well balanced.

O: a nice easy drinking beer served in a 22oz bottle. overall a beer that is able to be drank anytime for any ocation.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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2.36/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap acquired at Ralph's market in Los Angeles, California, and served into a N'Ice Chouffe beer stemflute in me gaff (also in Los Angeles). Reviewed live. Expectations are above average given the brewery's reputation.

Served refrigerator cold. Side-poured without any additional vigor as I didn't anticipate carbonation issues.

A: Pours a one and a half finger head of nice cream, good thickness, and good retention. Colour is a nontransparent caramel-brown. Not at all amber.

Sm: Cream, amber hops, and caramelized malt. A mild strength aroma. Me broken nose struggles picking up on any deeper notes. All apologies.

T: Caramel, light cream, awfully handled bittering hops, and amber malts. Some nuts on the backend, lending it a strange brown ale esque feel. A strange mix of flavours that never feels quite balanced. Lots of competition amongst flavours, but little cooperation here. Poorly constructed all around. No clear direction or focus. Very scattered.

Mf: Smooth; too dry. Some nice cream. Not too thick nor too thin. Adequately carbonated.

Dr: Drinkable but dull and uninspired. If this is actually meant to be an amber (per Beeradvocate's current designation), it's absolutely wretched for the style. Poorly executed. I'd only try it again on-draught, to make sure I didn't get a bad batch.


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3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My wife and I split a bottle of this with our snow crab dinner tonight.

Served in a tulip.

A: Poured a solid red color, with no light passing through whatsoever. The head was ridiculously webby, and added up to about a two finger head.

S: This had a nice floral and hop component, along with a bit of candy-ness that resembled fresh red velvet cake batter.

T: While this was fairly smooth on the front, it definitely pack quite a bitter wallop at the end. The hops really started to stain my teeth the more I drank of this stuff.

M: Thick and creamy, with some of the most ridiculous, sudsy lacing I've ever seen in a beer. Bitter for sure, but that's what I liked about it.

O: This surprised me actually. I really didn't know the style until I popped it open and checked on the website. Heck, all I knew is that Wegman's said it went really well with seafood and a portion of the proceeds go to a fisherman's fund of some sort. It certainly DID go well with that seafood!

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Captain Sig's Northwestern Ale from Rogue Ales
85 out of 100 based on 765 ratings.