Captain Sig's Northwestern Ale | Rogue Ales

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Captain Sig's Northwestern AleCaptain Sig's Northwestern Ale

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

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

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4.65/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- 22 0z bottle with neat label pic of Sig from the Northwestern. Got this from my bud at Beseme Bistro in Lewes. Poured a orange slightly clouded golden hue. Nice white head with alot of carbonation and good head retention. Silky white lacing that stayed throughout.

S- Citrus hops and a earthy pine aroma. Nice amount of caramel and fruit.

T- nice caramel sweetness balanced out by a really great grapefruit and oily hoppiness. Good caramel and biscuity malt flavour with a slight tinge of fig or spice.

D/M- smooth session beer with a great finish. Really like it alot.

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Photo of yesyouam
4.65/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Rogue Captain Sig's Northwestern Ale is a solid, hazy, red ale with a dense, creamy, yellowish head that leaves tenacious lacing on the glass. It has a strong, hoppy aroma of wood resin and pine needles. There's something fruity like pineapple in there. It's nice and full bodied and incredibly smooth with a clean, dry finish. It's a well blended and well balanced flavor. It almost seems a touch sweet at first, with the carmelly malt tones and the candy-like hop oils. The bitterness becomes more agressive and green. It becomes green and medicinal-- almost minty-- at the finish. Wow, these guys really know how to make red ales.

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4.58/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Haven't been able to find this locally in Southern Cal, but Mrs. Jangles stumbled across an overpriced double-duece in a liquor store in Mammoth today while I was buying myself a new down backpacking jacket on sale at Mammoth Mountaineering Supply. I digress. I packed it in snow for the drive back to Bishop, where I paired it with a Schat's sandwich. Effin delicious. I love Rogue. Review over.

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4.58/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I grabbed seven new beers while skiing in Beaver Creek for Thanksgiving. I tasted six of them (more on that later).

The remaining hostage, a Rogue Ale 22-ouncer, survived two UAL luggage throwers -- and thank goodness because this is a new one for me and a classic!

It's Rogue Ale's "Capt Sig's Northwestern Ale." For anyone who knows the Rogue Ales out of Oregon, they make a lot of world class beer and EVERY one of these are unique, flavorful but sometimes not for everyone. For example the Shakespeare Stout and Juniper Ale are terrific). This one is awesome for my fellow Hop Heads.

It pours a creamy head with a caramel color cloudy enough to look chewy but it's not. The 80 IBUs give it a boost but it's hoppy with a smattering of Horizon, Amarillo, Cascade and Rogue Farm Willamette Hops - that's a massive mixture of premium hops that rock. However, the Pale two-row, Munich, Carastan, and Chocolate malts really balances this out for the non Hop Heads. Add in Pacman Yeast and free range coastal water and you have yet another tremendous Rogue Ale.

Trust me. This is one well-built, rock solid, beer and quite simply one of the top 40 I've ever had. That's saying something for those that know my beer background.

Give this one a shot. Make sure you tip your glass to the guys smarter than us that can make you want to go back to the beer hunt a la Leonard Nimoy from his old program, "In Search 0f..." (insert "Delicious beer" here).

I haven't truly enjoyed beer for the last year like I used to as I wasn't finding ones like these to make the prospecting worth while. Let the gold panning begin... thanks Rogue!

Go find it... You'll be glad you did.

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4.58/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Huge, orange-tinted head with plenty of varied bubbles resting on top of a translucent body with a dark caramel brown/ apple red color to it. Leaves a sheet of glistening lace on the glass.

S- Big notes of citrus, herbal spices, and sweet caramel malt. Faint notes of allspice.

T- Taste is a big monster of flavor that comes across sweet and sticky at first, but quickly thins out and leaves you with a bitter pinch.

M- Sticky body with silky smooth carbonation.

D- Really good by itself or paired with a wide variety of common foods.

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4.55/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy amber color with about two fingers of fluffy white head with very good retention.

The scent is of bitter floral hops, some citrus and toffee, notes of caramel malt.

The taste is of moderately bitter floral hops, some citrus hops as well, roasted caramel malt, and some toffee.

Medium body, smooth feel, moderate carbonation.

This was an excellent example of this style. This is something I would definitely go for again.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a perfect dark amber color with a nice 1.25 inch head that is nice and dense with very sticky lacing. Nice head retention that lasts a long time.

S - Delicious sweet malt start to the nose with good fresh baked bread hints. There are some nice grassy hop nots as well but aren't as prevalent as the malts. Very well balanced as it should be.

T - Delicious bready and sweet malt start to this beer! Some toasted malts, with mild coffee flavors are nicely tempered by some nice grassy and piney hop flavors. Delicious beer that is well balanced and easy to drink. Nice dry and bitter finish.

M & D - Nice and light with good overall flavors and a very good balance. Very drinkable.

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4.52/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a beautiful ruby brown with an off white head that does not dissipate quickly. Hazy, shades of dark within the murky red.

The smells promises a blast of both hops and malts with a traditional German-influenced body holding it all together. The nose of amarillo hops hint that this brew is going to tickle the tongue.

The taste is a perfect blend of a lot of malts that work harmoniously together and a more than healthy dose of hops. A true hoppy red ale, my favorite style. The bit of chocolate malts used really makes the "low end" come out and wraps the hoppy bite up in delicious balance.

This drinks exceptionally well for me. I'm very happy it has been released, and now realize that it's probably my favorite beer out there right now after having a few

*Note: this beer is now called Northwestern Ale, likely owing to name rights surrounding "Deadliest" ale and the Deadliest Catch name.

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