Saturday, June 8, 2013
Rogue's red IPA, Captain Sig's Northwestern Ale, is pretty darn good. It's a redish (duh) rust color with a lot of head and just a ton of lace. There is a lot of malt in the aroma and taste. It's billed as an IPA, but it reminds me of something like a slightly dialed back and then rehopped Arrogant Bastard. I picked up on caramel and grainy malt, and just a bit of candied fruit in the finish. It has that mildly boozy burn that makes Arrogant Bastard so good, and that's a good thing. I'll buy this again. The Deadliest Catch, and some of the proceeds from the sale of this beer support the Fishermen's Fund.