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

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Reviews: 88
Hads: 275
Avg: 3.98
pDev: 17.59%
Wants: 16
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Slatetank on 10-11-2010

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Reviews: 88 | Hads: 275
Photo of dcmchew
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 13.01.2014.
Pours hazy orange, half finger white head. Sticky froth on the glass.
Nice pine and citrusy hops in the smell, with a hint of sweet tropical fruit too and some peach. Mango, pink grapefruit, blood oranges. Faint caramel.
Taste starts rather rough, with crisp tasty (nice sour-sweet balance) citrus (tangerines, grapefruit), getting sweeter with mango and lychee afterwards. Pine resin and hop oils are pretty dank and spicy, but caramel malts smooth things out in the middle. Green bitter finish, with a dry leafy aftertaste (not a lot of fruitiness lingering).
Low carbonation, smooth, chewy. Nicely hidden alcohol.
A decent DIPA, but doesn't really blow away. The hops are a bit muddled. Didn't really like the aftertaste, gets tobacco-like and ruins the otherwise great taste.

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Photo of OddNotion
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Victory Hopdevil imperial nonic pint glass.

Appearance: Two finger off white head produced by a careful pour. Murky golden/brown body. Very active looking carbonation. Head stays around for a while. Good amount of floaties.

Smell: Bitterness, citrus, orange peel.

Taste: Very well balanced between the malt and the hops. The hops provide a nice citrus front with some bitterness but the malt quickly comes into play. The malt is not overpowering what so ever but it really meshes will with the hops. No alcohol presence, very very well hidden.

Mouthfeel: Normal for the DIPA style, heavier than an IPA but nothing that would detract from the overall experience.

Overall: Solid beer. A little expensive for what it is but I am not disappointed at all.

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Photo of beergoot
3.86/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Honey-colored body; thick, two-fingered white head; great carbonation.

Ripened fruit with spice and floral hop in the aroma and taste. Sweet and heavy in character. Heavy-duty bitterness giving way to a relatively subtle alcohol warmth in the finish.

Thick and chewy; medium-heavy body with the malt sugars.

Most assuredly a heavy-duty IPA. Big and bold. Enough character to be distinct, bordering on excellent but needs a little something else to bump it up to that level (a slightly lighter mouthfeel perhaps?).

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Photo of heygeebee
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found some more notes in my jeans after being at the Taphouse a while back, so I'll type - it was toward the end of the night, so not exactly an essay.

One head in a half-pint glass, deep brown/copper. Laced throughout

Aromas of citrus dominate, also some hops/pine, quite powerful.

Taste is bang in IPA territory, with more citrus, with grapefruit to the fore. A little like Murrays Icon but overall drier.

Good and chewy in the mouth, thanks to the alcohol, which warms nicely.

Nice to see the Taphose getting beers in like this.

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Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Part of the Nogne O December feature at the LCBO. Not sure why I started with this one, but it just felt like a strong IPA kind of evening.

Poured into my Duvel chalice. Like others before me have said, appearance is not this brew's strong suit. Murky peach-caramel in colour, decent half inch of foam that collapses after a little while into a thin ring, and some not altogether appealing sediment at the bottom. Ah well.

Nose is quite nice - very fruity, good pine, mango, orange peel, caramel. Not too shabby.

Again, nice fleshy fruit (peach, mango, orange) flavours here, with a good pine resin hop finish. Booze is there, but minimal. Enjoying this quite a bit. Not too heavy, decent carbonation, slightly creamy.

Solid brew. Of course, amping up the hops would have helped make this brew stand out, but it was enjoyable nonetheless. Good start to the Nogne release.

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Photo of 57md
3.89/5  rDev -2.3%

Hazy brownish copper. Some citrus and hop notes in the nose. Flavor profile is malty with a touch of sweetness from the malt accompanied by a decent (but not over-impressive) array of hop flavors on the finish. The finish is also a touch warming as this offering does not hide the alcohol as well as many other top-shelf DIPAs.

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Photo of John_M
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a slightly hazy, orange amber color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is attractive in this beer, showcasing earth, considerable orange citrus and light ice tea. The flavor profile replicates the nose, but with a considerable amount of sweet malt, and a bitter, somewhat piney finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a fairly long bitter finish. Drinkability is OK, though the sweet malt and noticeable alcohol wear me out after a bit.

This isn't a style of DIPA that I'm a huge fan of, but nevertheless, there's no denying that this is a well crafted beer.

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Photo of BeastLU
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured in to nonic glass.

A - Awesome hazy orange color, must be held up to light to even start to be able to see through it. Large white foamy head with good retention. Tons of foam sticking to the glass as the beer is enjoyed.

S - Strong. Very complex with piney hop and sweet malty tones. Smell is really great, thanks to the dog I spilled some on my counter while I was pouring and my whole kitchen smelled like great beer.

T - Very Balanced for a DIPA. Good hop flavor with a bitterness that is not hidden but well accompanied with the malts. Not a huge boozy taste but you can defiantly tell its a double. My only complaint is that instead of supplying a strong backbone to balance the hops, the malts seem to add a caramelly sweetness to the beer. This isn't bad in its own right and does add positively to the beers flavor, but seems to lead to an almost sticky finish.

M - Heavier mouth feel than most beers in the style with the sticky finish I mentioned earlier. Carbonation can only be detected as the beer first his your tongue then vanishes.

O - Overall a very solid beer, didn't mean for it to sound like I was ripping it in the review because I really did like it. Defiantly give it a try if you have the chance.

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Photo of beerdrifter
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Hazy amber-orange pour with a two finger off-white head with minimal retention and nice lacing. Big tropical, perfumy, nose with hints of mango and pineapple along with biscuits, caramel, and pine. The hops dominate the taste with lots of grapefruit and pine up front, with a solid bready, caramel malt base to balance it out. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation and just a touch oily with a tangy, bitter, dry finish. Overall a bold and flavorful Double IPA.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orange with plenty of suspended (yeast?) particles in the haze. The frothy ivory head lasts a long time, coating the glass with foam. The aroma is of tropical fruit, pineapple and grapefruit. Big huge bitterness follows in the taste. with some caramel malt and some faint rubbing alcohol. Its not overpowering, but makes the alcohol well known throughout, The mouthfeel is very textured and smooth, light carbonation. The finish is bitter and a bit hot from the booze.

This is a very hoppy but somewhat harsh DIPA. The ABV can be more well hidden like countless other examples. Still worth a try.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark amber with a large head.
Nose shows pine and aggressive hops along with a fair bit of rich caramel.
Flavours are very similar, more pine, grapefruit and resinous hops before a big hit of sweet, syrupy caramel enters. Finishes with an aggressive but well-balanced piny bitterness.
Carbonation could be higher to alleviate the thick, syrupy feel to the body.

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Photo of srv33
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful cloudy honey pour, honey head, nice fine lacing. Smells of grapreftuit, cherry, brown sugar. Taste is wonderfully balanced, though bitter start and finish. Notes of honey, grapefruit, sourdough, and pineapple. Unique, quality brew, I'll be on the lookout for more from this brewery.

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Photo of Yagman3000
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from a tap into a goblet.

Appears a brownish orange.

Smells of bitter hops. A tiny bit musty.

Tastes of bitter hops throughout. No real fruit and a touch of maltiness.

Mouthfeel is thin up front and finishes in a strong bitter way.

Overall decent. Possibly my first beer from Norway. Could use a little more complexity.

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Photo of TheRealBigC
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at 775 Gastropub

Looks like an IIPa alright - bright, cloudy orange with a pretty thick head and lacing.

Smells include citrus and hops. Pretty nice. These smells come straight through taste-wise as well. There is a slight sweetness to it and I even think I got a hint of coffee in there (probably just me, though).

Regular IIPA carbonation. Felt a little stickier than I'm used to.

Overall, I rather enjoyed this one. Nice to see a rare beer in the states such as this on tap all the way out here in Nevada. Nicer that it's pretty delicious.

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Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very tasty DIPA. The malt backbone is strong and washes the palate as the bitterness, certainly 100 IBU, strikes the palate. Mild citrus,mango and pienapple fruity, piney, and caramel. Full mouthfeel.Unfiltered light orange with lots of head.Thanks Michael P.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy bright amber color ale with a nice large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of citrus and resinous hops with pretty dominant with some dry caramel malt notes also perceptible. Taste is a mix between some citrus hops with nice floral touch and some resinous and slightly earthy hops with some dry caramel malt wand light residuals sugar notes. Body is slightly fuller then average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed and a beer I would seek again.

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Photo of BrownNut
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S - I don't know what this smell is but I like it. I can't put my finger on it but it's earthy. I guess it's a sort of yeast smell intertwined with the hops. It's also sort of that higher alcohol smell.

Bitterness - I had Nogne O's pale ale last night and it left too bitter a taste in my mouth after each sip. And that one was only 40 IBU. Yet at 100 IBU, this one somehow gives me less of a bitter taste. It's like they accidentally swapped labels. So full credit to Nogne O for balance on this one.

T - Well I've gone and gotten a little too buzzy to do this part right. Should have done this part first. There's a booziness going on here, with a certain sweetness that gets sliced off by a bitterness that doesn't punish my tongue. I do get a little tingle at the end, but it's a friendly one.

Overall - When I first tried this I did not like bitter, hoppy beers. Yet even then I liked this one and would have ordered a second glass. That's saying something. This brewery is awesome. More like Nogne OHH amirite?

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange-ish color with a light tan head. In the aroma, a mix of pine and citrus hops. In the taste, a small citrus rind and some small pine notes of hops. A small bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry orange citrus in the aftertaste. Nice malt presence, with some nice mellow hops all the way through.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: single finger head with decent lacing on a cloudy golden-crimson body.

S: musty earth notes and citrus, mostly orange peel.

T: Pungent and musty hops, creamy caramel with mild citrus and pine in the finish

M: moderate carbonation and medium body.

Overall: A relatively malty and creamy IPA. The booze are well concealed. Fairly complex and well rounded.

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Photo of jrenihan
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Brewed July 3, 2012. Not exactly fresh, but apparently it has a two-year out BB date!

Beer pours a cloudy caramel-orange colour, with a small to medium sized white head.

Smell is very nice, and pungent. Bright fruits, a mixture of tropical and citrus, with some caramel malt and a biscuit scent. Also a notable pine scent.

Taste is not as nice as the nose. Malt is strong, a bunch of caramel and biscuit. Pine and some difficult to differentiate fruit flavours- again a mix of tropical and citrus. Relatively bitter.

Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Oily.

Overall, pretty good. Very nice nose, flavour is nice but not great. Probably would not get it again but happy to have it this time.

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Photo of drpimento
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pretty good beer althought the color of mine is more brown. I let it warm up a bit out of the fridge. Poured with a nice, thick, foamy, frothy, off-white to cream colored head and a little lace. Color is a cloudy orange brown. Aroma is hop, grapefruit, kiwi, malt, caramel. Flavor is similar with a little sweetness to offset the bitter plus the tang of the acid on the tongue and roof of the mouth. Great body and perfect carbonation! Finish is like flavor, balanced with a slow taper of good length. Slow session beer.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle to snifter. Brew Date: July 3, 2012. Seems a bit old...

A - Beautiful hazy orange colour, completely opaque. Thin layer of white head with good retention.

S - Slight bitterness and a fairly big sweet caramel aroma. Some citrus and pine notes are present.

T - Sharp bitterness with pine, grapefruit, peach and tangerine flavours. A hefty sweet caramel backbone provides good balance but the bitterness is still very much at the forefront of the palate. A very well made balanced DIPA.

M - Medium body. Creamy. Moderate carbonation.

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Photo of Gavage
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a cloudy orange color with a big 3" merangue like head that lasts a long time. Nice lace shows up on the glass.

Smell: grapefruits, soft pine, and an earthy tone is very pleasant on the nose.

Taste: big caramel flavors with grapefruit, orange, some honey, a mild amount of pine, and a nice biting hop bitterness. Alcohol is mildly noticeable here.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Lightly crisp to start, smoother and dry at the finish. Long aftertaste with this beer.

Overall: a very well done DIPA that has bold flavors and is very well balanced. This one is worthy of a try.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Max's in Fell's Point, Md.

A deep golden hued brew with semi-hazy appearance and thick cap of pale cream. The nose has a lot of piney smelling hops which are pungent and full in the nose. The feel is thick resinous and strong with a strong bitter quality and semi-dry finish with light astringency.

The flavor is focused on the hops which have a very intense bitter quality that gives you sharp pine and slightly grassy notes with an undercurrent of citrus. The flavor of the malt gives a slight sweet accent to the hops, but really just anchors the beer. I found this to fit the style well and even though high abv -9% plus I am sure, it is one you want to have again so get it if it is available. It satisfied the hop-head in me.

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Photo of corby112
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very cloudy dark golden orange that is completely opaque with faint tangerine edges and a frothy, pillowy white head. Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap that leaves rings and large chunks of soapy lacing behind.

Dank, earthy hop aroma with some resinous oils and citrus notes along with a pale malt presence. Floral with lots of soil/pine character balanced by hints of tropical and citrus fruits. Hints of grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel balance by subtle biscuity malt.

Chewy full body with a prominent spicy, earthy hop presence up front with a good balance of earthy and sweet notes. This lingers over the pale malt backbone into a slightly dry finish. The hop profile is complex, being floral, earthy, bitter, dry and sweet with no characteristic overpowering the others. Lots of dry pine needle countered by hints of grapefruit, pineapple and citrus rind. Malt presence has notes of biscuit and Graham but doesn't get in the way of the hops. Subtle heat toward the end of the palate but the high ABV is nicely masked.

Overall, this beer is complex, well balanced, flavorful and easy to drink.

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Two Captains from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
89 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.