This brew comes in a wonderful 22 oz. bottle that would be great for swinging about in a pub brawl (after you drink the beer). Upon pouring, the head is a thick light-nut color that starts quickly but takes its time breaking down. If you look closely you can actually see the rough waters of the Bearing Sea.
The brew itself is a semi-opaque copper color. It has a flowery hop scent with maybe a hint of citrus. Take a swig and the flavor kind of punches you in the teeth. Northwestern Ale has a good, but not overpowering bitterness, solid malty flavor, and the typical Rogue finish. This brew actually makes you cooler just by drinking it.
There's a Deadliest Catch marathon this weekend on Discovery. So, find yourself a few bottles of Northwestern Ale, turn on the tele, and pretend you're a man just like Sig.