Two Captains - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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3.61/5 rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
500ml bottle. This is apparently the commercial implementation of a Norwegian homebrewing champion's recipe - always a cool thing to see!
This beer pours a rather hazy medium bronzed amber hue, with slowly swirling black speck sediment, and two fingers of weakly foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves some splotchy inkblot lace around the glass as it quickly bleeds away.
It smells of pungent orange and grapefruit oil extract, resinous pine needles, rather sweet caramel/toffee malt, further demarara and maple sugary notes, a bit of diacetyl, and more weakly leafy perfumed hops. The taste is bready, somewhat nutty caramel malt, buttery toffee, muted citrus cream, wet forest floor pine, a mild orchard fruitiness, and leafy, earthy, and slightly soused hops.
The bubbles are fairly restrained, and barely perceptible at times, the body a decent medium-full weight, and generally smooth, with a plain, airy creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the grainy, bready caramel malt starting to unravel, the hops having already done so.
A sort of uneven, and in the end, underwhelming DIPA. It's drinkable, sure, and the ABV is well integrated, but I'm getting little punchiness beyond the initial aroma - this thing's over 8 months old now, it may be on the edge of wilting. Anyways, the roots are indeed showing here, I'm afraid, but I'm not about to blame either of the two captains (master or apprentice), or even the distributor - it's just unfortunately going to have to sit as is - a so-so example of the style.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 23:08:35 | More by biboergosum
4.48/5 rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours an amber/copper color with the perfect head.
Hops will punch you in the nose but that's what I want from my DIPAs.
The taste was complex. A good amount of malts lessens the hops so even non-hop-heads will enjoy this beer. Hop-heads don't worry, you will still get you hop fix. Some orange and caramel flavors are present.
I enjoyed this DIPA a lot! Be warned though, it's almost $10 for 16.9 oz.
Serving type: bottle
12-26-2013 15:29:13 | More by BeerGod27
Two Captains from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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