Captain Sig's Northwestern Ale | Rogue Ales

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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
Ratings:
804
Reviews:
386
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.87%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
67
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Shibbykaiyai
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've read the reviews of this brew and I need to see this show everyone is referencing. I bought a bomber of this from a "preferred shelf" at a local grocery store. So far, they have not been wrong.

The brew pours a lot darker than I had thought it would. It has a nice malty smell, which is carried on through in the aftertaste as well. There is a nice hint of sweetness at the start before the malt kicks in.

All in all, a very good brew. In no way a session beer, but a great brew to sit and enjoy.

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Photo of JeffreyJDavis
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.41/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on-tap at the brewery in Newport, OR.

Pours a reddish-amber hue, I guess right on, stylistically, with an off-white head that forms a firm ring and no centre. Lace is patchy, but the carbonation is fine and sits nicely in the solidly weighted body. Looks pretty good.

Nose is disappointing: some light caramel characters, and a hint of reduced leafiness, that perhaps gives a suggestion of mint. Not much else, meaning it feels pretty empty overall. Eh.

Light entry on the palate, with some definite mint mid-palate. Herbal and fragrant going towards the back, until we hit some pepper and a slight hop bite on the finish. Aftertaste is quite clean. Feel is smooth.

Overall, hey, it's not bad. It's a bit dull for a red ale, but hey, you can't have everything.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - very hazy deep brown amber, tall tan head retained very well and left full lacing
S - toffee, floral, and citrus, all very mild aromas
T - nutty and sweet toffee malts quickly followed by grapefruit and perfume hops, very well balanced
M - medium body with decent carbonation, somewhat creamy start quickly changes to hop bitter
O - very well balanced but not messing around either, much like the Captain's personality on tv

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Drinkerofales
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy copper with shades of gold. A huge light tan head leaves some lacing.

Smells clean, light hops and malts, nothing over the top.

Tastes of almost roasted malts, with a light bitter, almost piney finish.

Very smooth, light-medium bodied, very drinkable.

Flavor is a bit underwhelming, but other than that, a fine beer.

DOA

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Photo of amart80
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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2/5  rDev -47.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of mactrail
2.38/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

So this is what it tastes like fresh. I think"Deadliest" is a more accurate name. It's the ultimate earthy hop flavor-- dry, woody, bitter, and tastes like dirt.

Rogue seems to have distilled the alpha acids and blown off anything like aromatics. No malt to speak of. Still, it's an attractive brew in the glass, with a nice coppery color and decent head. One of the most intensely bitter beers I've tried. Even among hugely hoppy IPAs, this is an outlier. It keeps biting back. Says the female drinking companion, "make it stop!"

On tap at Pizza Port in OB.

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Photo of stakem
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Much appreciation to my brother for getting me a bomber of this. Split with him into a couple of glasses. The brew pours a hazed amber. A tan cap more than a finger strong sits above with decent retention.

The smell is quite toasted and classic for the style. A little bit f fruity quakity mixes with some floral hop component. A mild touch of alcohol is notes which blends well with the hops before going back to the main focus of toasty grain.

Where the nose is all about the malt, the alcohol comes through more in the taste with a warming inclusion mixed with the toasty grain element. Hops are also more prevelant in the flavor with an herbal inclusion that blends to citrus. All thw while, the toasty, bready grain elements are there in full force.

This is a medium bodied brew with moderate carbonation. Overall a pretty decent take on the style. I am glad I was able to give it a try. I typically dont drink Rogue products for their over-priced and flashy looking packaging but considering the charitable cause for this one I might snag it again in the future.

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Captain Sig's Northwestern Ale from Rogue Ales
3.79 out of 5 based on 804 ratings.
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