hayduke (3464) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the 22 oz bottle a hazy orange to amber with a nice foamy off-white head and lots of sticky lacing rings. Nose of caramel malts with citrus and pine hops. Nice rich and slick mouthfeel. Flavor is malty with light hops, and the finish is dry. Good for an amber.
Earlier Rating: 8/25/2008 Total Score: 3.8
From a 22 oz bottle purchased from Market of Choice in Ashland ,OR tis poured a hazy copper color with a huge pillow-like head and good sticky lacing. Nose of citrus and floral hops and caramel malts. Nice greasy body and flavors of malts and hops in good balance. Good bitter finish you would expect from a quality IPA which this is.
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Taylor Adams. Maybe he’ll be on ratebeer someday. This was a pretty tasty india red ale. Ethan thought it tasted like a homebrew. I thought it was a good--about on average for a rogue beer.
sloth (2529) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large tan head, retention is good with plenty of lace left behind. Hazy amber appearence. Nose is caramelly, dirty. Body is medium, lightly oily and kinda pastey. Medium sweet malt flavors, faint fruitiness, plasticy, grapefruit and dust.
Fairly dry malty finish. More hops would of helped.
Earlier Rating: 8/17/2008 Total Score: 3.6
Large tan head, good retention and plenty of nice lace. Hazy, copper amber colored brew. Gentle hop nose, light pine and citrus, pencil shavings and some mild malt notes. Body is medium, lightly chewy and resiny. Medium sweet malts, lightly toasty, grainy with a grassy hoppiness, light pine, lightly woody, earthy and fruity. Fairly dry finish with a medium sized hop bite that hangs on. Nother nice brew from these folks at Eugene city.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy and bright amber pour. Fluffy egg shell colored head and drippy lace. Citrusy aroma. Nice and bitter upfront with a tropical and citrus finish. Definitely a touch of caramel and toast
emacgee (4136) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared by a friend of Turdfurgeson (Thanks Taylor). Pours a hazy cloudy orange amber with a two finger foamy offwhite head .The nose is fruity, citrusy, grapefruit rind hop character, some basmenty malt. This tastes like a home brew. Just something about it. Its good, but tastes like a home brew. Upfront bitter bite, heavy malt character, grapefruit rind bitterness, some sweetness, less delicate hop character than the aroma and more of a balance between the basics of the hops and the malt. Tasty.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
had on cask
poured a creamy hazy amber
smells of tons of amarillo dry hopping
taste is light on sweet caramel body, nice sweetness, and tons of hops, mostly the citrusiness from the cascades.
refreshing but big
lamas (1371) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. The label on mine says "Northwestern Ale". Pours a murky amber with a big British khaki head. Well-balanced aroma that features plenty of caramel to offset the grapefruit and pine. Medium-bodied and fairly smooth. Caramel is upfront taste-wise. A biscuity maltiness follows. Grapefruits and pine at the end. A touch of pepper in there too. The drying finish lingers.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Scrizz. Thanks, Clint! As I neared the last string of crabpots, I decided that a celebration was in order. After all, my boat, busting at the seems with just under 150,000 pounds of crab, was gonna provide a pretty nice pay day. So, I grabbed this beer, this Captain Sigs Deadliest Ale. I poured it into the pint glass and marveled at the quickly ascending foam head of light beige rising like a rogue wave over the bow. An aroma of strawberry syrup and sweet bread overpowered the stench of salt water, dead fish, and stinky fisherman. A vitrual crabtrap of lacing around the glass was more artwork than beer residue; remnants of the thick, lively body of redwood brown. The first sip gave my tongue a rosy hops lasing and a subtle finish of bready grapefruit. Notes of sourdough and caramel were just noticeable enough. Nice, steady mouthfeel that leaves a thin film on the tongue. Great beer named for a great fishing man and family.
Earlier Rating: 10/24/2008 Total Score: 3.1
Bottle from KAggie, shared at the Houston tasting. I want to bear your children, KAggie!
Pours a thick amber with a heavy malt nose. Flavor is bitter rose with floral highlights (duh) and a biting hops in the background. Average mouthfeel. A pretty beer.
GarrettB (1090) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s pretty hard to criticize a beer attached to a charity. What would happen if my negative review kept someone from buying a bottle? What if their money instead went to a brewery NOT running a charity promotion? “But”, you might say, “Is not buying craft ale itself a form of charity?” to which I would warily nod my head, before realizing that charity to victims of a hazardous but necessary occupation might earn more karma points than “charity” to a small but dedicated brewery. So I’m taking the negative out of this one. Straight forward - light brown beer, thin head, with a Coca-cola colored body. Aroma is hoppy in that European way, accompanied by chocolate, a good dose of floral notes and a strong rusty component. The flavor begins sweet, but quicky shifts into a hops profile with a long, hops tail in the aftertaste. The whole spectrum of hoppy qualities is nicely exhibited in this brew - and would you look at that! No need for scathing words of any kind. Maybe as a hoppy beer it doesn’t impress, but the gamut of hoppy flavors is interesting enough to be worth a try. Also, charities are good. Just check out the bottle art. That’s a big crab these guys are dealing with. Even bigger than a boat, apparently. If that’s doesn’t evoke sympathy, I don’t know what will. But with all seriousness, good causes paired with beer are always a good way to invest.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle via trade with scrizzz - Pours a hazy amber color with a one finger thick light tan head. Light lacing. Aroma is floral and fruity hops with a light amount of toasted malt in there. Flavor is a nice balance of floral hops and toasted malt. No lingering aftertaste. Medium body. A very good beer. Thanks Clint.