Captain Sig's Northwestern Ale
Rogue Ales

Captain Sig's Northwestern AleCaptain Sig's Northwestern Ale
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Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
American Amber / Red Ale
Ranked #97
Ranked #22,157
3.76 | pDev: 11.97%
Feb 21, 2022
Jul 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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Rated: 2.46 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 21, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
1 pt. 6 fl. oz. bottle, as Rogue Captain Sig’s Northwestern Ale, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Hazy brown colour, huge light tan head. Nice aroma of fruity American hops (Horizon, Amarillo and Cascade). The flavour has a considerable malty sweetness with hints of caramel, which probably is necessary to balance the 80 IBU. The fruity and resinous hops add more to the flavour than just bitterness, but the finish is nonetheless quite bitter. Good stuff.
Dec 06, 2020
Rated: 3.83 by craigbelly from Iowa

Sep 13, 2019
Rated: 4.18 by Dalbeast from Wyoming

May 19, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Dec 10, 2018
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Reviewed by CaptainHate from Ohio

3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This was a gift from a friend who moved away six months ago and gave me what she cleared out of her beer fridge. The reason I mentioned that is I have no idea how old this is (it's been in my beer fridge since she left) and this isn't the type of beer I'd choose to cellar.

That said, for whatever reason when I popped the cap it foamed all over the place before I poured some in a Nonic glass. There was an abundant light tan head, obviously, over a reddish brown body with extensive lacing. I was expecting the fact of this not being fresh to negatively impact the hops but the smell was still citrusy and piney. This was reflected in the taste overlaying a malt bottom with a fair degree of complexity. I'm not a big hops fan and this was more bitter than I prefer but this was a pleasant enough experience.
Nov 09, 2018
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle to pint glass

Strong hoppy aroma with some citrus. Hazy dark brown colors with a big creamy head. Taste is caramel, Orange, lemon, hops grains....a little overly bitter at the finish but good flavor overall. Mediocre for Rogue, but very good overall.

Apr 21, 2018
Rated: 4.38 by mpolewan from Ohio

Jan 18, 2018
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Reviewed by ThomasTheTank88 from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Rogue always impressed me with their wide range of flavor profiles. This is a very fruity, sweet smelling ale that is very easy to drink. The bottle is definitely a keeper as well.
Nov 01, 2017
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Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a small chalice: color is slightly hazy amber, head is very light tan and presents about 1/2 inch thick with mixed bubble sizes, lingers well with good lacing.

Smell is moderate toasted malt, light breadiness, moderate hop aromas of citrus rind and herbs.

Taste is similar with toasted and bready malt, touch of caramel - not overly sweet, then hops takeover in strong form but not detracting. with light herbal and citrus notes with more bitter presence than flavor.

Mouthfeel is a bit stronger than anticipated and takes away from some of the subtler flavors - moderate carbonation, medium sweetness, but strong sharp bitterness.

Overall a slightly bready red ale with stronger bitterness than lingers throughout tasting.
Oct 14, 2017
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
From the 22 oz bottle in a snifter. This decent red pours a dark husky
red tinged brown color with a fantastic head of off white sticky foam
that settles to a thick ring, thick pooling layer, and showcases nice
sticky lacing. Nose of spicy hops, sweet caramel malts, and sticky pine
laden hops. Flavors lightly exceed the nose with sticky caramel malt
awash in layers of spicy hops and resinous pine hop flavors touched with
earthy malt notes on the middle to rear of the taste. Decent mouth feel;
medium body, lightly sticky from hop use, medium low carbonation, and
a caramel and hop infused finish.

Overall, a classic red pale verging on and IPA but still solid.

Sep 06, 2017
Rated: 4.12 by Jodio from Texas

Feb 06, 2017
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Murky dark rust color.

Huge white head; spotty lacing.

Caramel malts dominate; hop backbone. Smells a bit like a barleywine.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Tastes like a palatable barleywine, but ultimately this is too dry & bitter on the back end. Not awful but difficult to finish.
Dec 30, 2016
Rated: 4.24 by Lagerquestrian from Texas

Nov 28, 2016
Rated: 3.93 by DutchcdnTEXAN from Texas

Nov 14, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A darker SRM, this one seems like a red and a brown ale in the appearance at the same time. Good 1/2" head. Aroma kicked down some pine notes and was a pleasant surprise. Amarillo did good here.

Taste wasn't as hoppy, you get a lot of those darker malt notes. Chocolate malt interesting placement mouthfeel wise. At different stages of this beer you'll pick up on aspects of it that you don't normally have in the same beer.

Bomber format sucks, paying more per oz than you normally would, but at least they're painted bottles you can reuse easier.
Oct 02, 2016
Rated: 3.59 by CBrodbeck from Florida

Jun 03, 2016
Rated: 3.66 by mikebu from Canada (AB)

May 23, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by Skillet from Arkansas

May 16, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

May 05, 2016
Captain Sig's Northwestern Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 814 ratings