Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The 5-0: ROGUE

We are regular consumers of the Newport Oregon brewers' Dead Guy Ale and we recently stumbled upon Dry Hopped St. Rogue Red. Rogue combined the two pillars of slacktivism - beer and television - when they crafted Captain Sig's Northwestern Ale in honor of the wildly cool Hansen brothers (Sig, Edgar, and Norman). You might have seen the brothers on Discovery's version of a wild west gold rush - Deadliest Catch.

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.

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