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Captain Sig's Northwestern Ale | Rogue Ales

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Captain Sig's Northwestern AleCaptain Sig's Northwestern Ale
BA SCORE
3.76/5
Very Good
807 Ratings
Captain Sig's Northwestern AleCaptain Sig's Northwestern Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

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

Added by peabody on 07-12-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,405
Reviews:
389
Ratings:
807
pDev:
11.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
69
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 807 |  Reviews: 389
Photo of ThomasTheTank88
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.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
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.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
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.

Cheers

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Photo of Jodio
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GuyFawkes
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.

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Photo of Lagerquestrian
4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
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.

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Photo of CBrodbeck
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikebu
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skillet
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MJ64
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jhfinn
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.47/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of life_of_agony
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunman3
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a GREAT looking beer - reminds me of Pamela Anderson or my stunned (but beautiful) Chesapeake Bay Retriever. I don't know Captain Sig's story, but I certainly like his beer. This is a malt-forward, nicely balanced red. I have been a Rogue fan for 20 years now, and I love it when their beers reach or exceed expectations.

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Photo of TheRamie
3.18/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of npachl
2.79/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of m_penor
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djcreepshow
3.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Morgenstern
4.94/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of csurowiec
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Captain Sig's Northwestern Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 807 ratings
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