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Two Captains - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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197 Ratings
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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 10
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S visit their website
Norway

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Slatetank on 10-11-2010)
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

08-14-2013 01:20:37 | More by jdevastator
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4/5  rDev -1%

08-12-2013 04:36:15 | More by rolltide8425
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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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07-18-2013 23:17:19 | More by BurnMeInMyBar
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-18-2013 03:39:58 | More by DonFrap
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AgentMunky

California

3.69/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a half-litre bottle into a brandy snifter.

A: Just over a finger of off-white, impressive head tops a tawny, unfiltered, opaque beer.

S: Rich caramel malts and hints of fruit are complemented by classically piney Americanesque hops. Smells more or less like a DIPA.

T: Aww, disappointing. It's pretty good, but faint-hearted and unimpressive. The hops are more much muted and herbal than anticipated (older bottle?). Still, I suppose there is something to be said for balance. A nutty, bready sweetness (think [good] fruitcake) is predominant before the bitterness rears up and intermingles through the aftertaste.

M: Firm and robust. Full-bodied and thick. Very nice.

O: I liked this beer, but I wouldn't recommend it or have another (unless it was guaranteed fresh). A bit of a disappointment from a great brewery.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 04:47:34 | More by AgentMunky
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United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

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New York

4/5  rDev -1%

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babaracas

Florida

3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Mostly clear amber with two fingers thick offwhite colored head, sticks around. Smell: orange, apricot, pine, mild earthiness, alcohol. Taste: pine, candied grapefruit peel, mild breadiness, alcohol hit. Medium-plus bodied, with a syrupy-cut-by-carbonation feel. Boozy for 8.5%, flavors muddied. It's okay, but not great.

Serving type: bottle

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Ontario (Canada)

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Florida

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Maryland

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New York

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Illinois

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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500mL bottle. Poured a ruby chestnut brown colour with a solid cap of off-white head that leaves a great amount of sticky lacing and film.

Smell is intoxicatingly rich. Thick hop bitterness with earthy lychee nuts, pine needles, resin, dried apples. Some grapefruit and blood orange citrus, apricot, some slight medicinal overtones but all very well balanced.

Taste is very interesting, more pepper and earthy bitterness, roasty coffee, dried pine, earthy woodiness, apricot, dried lemon. This tends to be more of an earthy and nutty DIPA than some that I find to be citrus fruit bombs. The change is certainly welcome as this is delicious and works very nicely.

Mouthfeel is moderate, dry, hop slickness on the finish with a big presence and pleasing oiliness with enough roasty malts to balance out very nicely.Drinks very nicely, and with a warming satisfying feel but no noticeable alcohol heat.

A very excellent DIPA that I'm glad I picked up, certainly worth it. An array of earthy, pine, nutiness, and dry fruity notes with a balanced hoppy profile. Excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

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Pennsylvania

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nosavingsaccount

Pennsylvania

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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.59/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nogne-O Two Captains Double IPA. Ale 8.5% Alc/vol.
"Jan Halvorfjeld, winner of Norwegian homebrewing championship 2010 brewed his champion double IPAat Nogne-O. We at Nogne O are of course proud to be with him making this happen. Ingredients: Grimstad water, malted barley, hops and yeast. 100 IBU, brewed and bottle by Nogne O, Grimstad, Norway."

Completely opaque, thoroughly hazy peach and apricot appearance, creamy white heady froth atop.

Aroma: pungent and powerful, a massive mix of the usual piney/citrus notes, but a bit of a muddle, rather indistinct. Not quite what I'm looking for in an IPA. I'd like some clearly struck tones. This nose is more cacophonous.

Taste: In the mouth, it's a brash splash of hops, with malt firmly included in the mix. Booze rises up quickly, invades the braincase with alarming ease. It's a murky mess that's high on hops and alcohol, but has very little in the way of delicacy or finesse. It's what I'd expect from a homebrew double IPA, but not from a professional brewing concern. Oh, well, there's room for all kinds of beer. This is fine, it's just not refined. I do like yeasty, cloudy, unfiltered beers, and rustic ones, as well, but this one just seems, in light of what really succeeds as a double IPA, unsophisticated.

Although I do have a sneaking suspicion that if this came from Belgium rather than Norway, I'd be more pleased. It's contradictory, I know. If I could fix that I would. Or, …would I?

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 03:24:16 | More by feloniousmonk
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-13-2013 00:32:26 | More by NightINgale
Two Captains from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
90 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.