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

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203 Ratings
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Ratings: 203
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 10
Gots: 16 | 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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Harkrank

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-02-2013 16:16:16 | More by Harkrank
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Giggy

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

03-29-2014 23:46:11 | More by Giggy
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Maseitz

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

09-27-2013 01:15:13 | More by Maseitz
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

10-05-2013 16:58:52 | More by ROGUE16
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

04-30-2012 13:40:23 | More by nmann08
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bigred89

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-09-2013 04:19:55 | More by bigred89
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cuy50

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-04-2013 05:59:27 | More by cuy50
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Skeeze

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-27-2013 21:41:04 | More by Skeeze
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On Tap at Memphis Taproom in a tulip during their IPA DAY.

The Two Captains looks quite lovely in the glass, the head is billowy, dense and has some legs and sticks to the glass. The liquid is a burnt bronze color almost as an old penny. Some bubbles seen rising, a nice look off the tap. The smell is a but subdued at first just showcasing the malt and biscuit like scents. Some warming brang out some tropics with orange and some floral aspect. I get a bit of pine and a bit of metallic scent rising up as well. The taste is malty for a DIPA, but understanding this is from across the pond, I get it, it's not supposed to be a west coast hop bomb. Warming brings out the hops more combining floral and slight citrus. Maybe it's just me, but I did pick up some metallic taste as well, but that could be my mind playing tricks on me. Feel is medium bodied and rich. Not entirely a gulper in the sense. One is good for me, I would suggest letting this one come up to room temp.

Serving type: on-tap

09-08-2012 20:44:57 | More by BARFLYB
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is what the kids call “ugg” - murky clarity, dull tone and floating bits of sediment are indeed far from attractive features. The egg yolk colour doesn't exactly do it for me either; it looks like something Rocky might throw back after rolling out of bed. Also, the thin, tattered head looks pathetic.

The aroma steers us back on track, touting notes of pine serum, rotting citrus, and caramel-laced malts. There's also a concerning presence of alcohol. It smells overtly earthy, herbal and bitter. It'd be enough to turn the average Joe away, but isn't quite juicy enough to hook-in the die-hard hop fiends.

Two Captains drinks like fruit nectar: it is thick, pulpy, and has a super-concentrated fruit flavour. More specifically, it tastes like mango, peach and pear nectar, or more accurately a combination of, and has a light, sugary finish. The aroma made rumours about pine resin but the flavour offers only a negligible amount.

The fruity hops are a one man gang that bullies the other flavours, but that's not to say that malts don't factor in. The mouthfeel is not completely immune to impressions of alcohol but handles it well; a bready malt base helps to soak it up. It can stumble a bit but recovers easily with notes of green grass and pineapple.

While Nogne Two Captains has nowhere near the “wow” factor as some other DIPAs, it is a delightfully fruity and bitter beer in its own right. That said, I put off trying it until now simply because the price-point didn't match-up to more local, affordable offerings and now, having had it, I know there was no harm in waiting.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 17:54:49 | More by biegaman
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WeissBoy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

12-11-2012 05:12:05 | More by WeissBoy
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dmatsui

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A strong pour into a tulip poured a huge, off white 5-finger head that billowed and frothed like it was alive for a few minutes, then receded really quickly leaving spotty lacing. The beer looks a dark amber and burnt orange.

Lots of malt complexities in the nose, sort of woody, earthy and roasty quality. The smell is definitely sharp with some hops, but not particularly floral or citrusy.

Sharp citrus and boozy hop spice at first then the maltiness takes over which is actually not as thick as I thought it was going to be. THe malt bill is definitely more geared towards a roasty quality, sort of reminds me of Hop Rod Rye by Bear Republic. The hops are super earthy and have a lot of terroir. Booziness persists throughout the palate. Mouthfeel is really nice and clean, slick and oily.

It's definitely a different take on a double IPA, I was happy to come across a bottle of this. It's not the IPAs we get on the West Coast but I really enjoyed to nutty, grainy and woody characteristics of the different hop strains.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 03:59:57 | More by dmatsui
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-13-2013 00:32:26 | More by NightINgale
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Beardcore

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

09-08-2013 20:22:36 | More by Beardcore
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-23-2013 09:35:00 | More by Kirk
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MaddestHatter

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-13-2014 23:31:17 | More by MaddestHatter
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timeo

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

03-28-2013 18:43:49 | More by timeo
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KVNBGRY

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-19-2014 18:30:21 | More by KVNBGRY
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P: Two toned, cloudy, golden apricot that starts dark and fades to light on the way down.  Crowned by a huge off white foamy head that is decadent and long lasting. 

S:  Abundant fruity hop aroma, spices, pineapple, toasted grains, timid sweet malts, apricots. Potpourri hops and honey are also present. 

T/M:  Floral hops and pine resin are more confident in the taste. Fruit seems to fade out and is mostly apparent in the nose. Nice playful body with a good dose of tongue tingling carbonation that meshes well. Slight hints of citrus rind and grapefruit.   Finishes very dry with grilled pineapple and a touch of smoke on the throat. 

O:  Complex and well integrated flavors deliver a really great IPA. The malt to hop ratio is well done and the juicy fruit aroma is excellent. The taste is not as grand as the smell but still good. I enjoyed this and would recommend it. 

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 00:45:06 | More by Hopswagger
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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

06-19-2013 04:22:31 | More by babaracas
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this from Biergartenok, cheers Freddie!

Pours a fairly hazed apricot with 3 fingers of sand colored head. This never quite clears up, insane head retention & good lacing

S: Breadyness, floral notes, all fairly subtle

T: Woody & grassy bitterness up front, apricots, pears & grapefruit up front, along with peppery spiceyness & some pineapple. Breadyness, honey malt, apricot, grapefruit, woody hops & pineapple as this warms. Finishes with pineapple, pineyness, woody dryness some nectarine & pear fruittyness

MF: Medium bodied, subtle carbonation that becomes creamy as this warms, good balance

A good DIPA, but I've had better from these guys. The hop mix wasn't completely to my liking, plus a little too fruitty for me, but is fairly quaffable none the less

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 13:24:39 | More by russpowell
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into a Mikkeller oversize wine glass. Poured a hazy red-orange with a two finger fizzy cream colored head that subsided to one finger slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, and nuttiness. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, fruit, and slight skunk. It had a medium feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overallthis brew wasn't that bad. The flavors going on in this were pretty nicely balanced. For the ABV this one was quite drinkable without a doubt. I really wish the skunk aspect I detected in this one was not present as it would have made this a stellar brew, but you can't win them all I suppose. Definitely worth trying however.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 19:13:36 | More by thagr81us
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for 6.50$

Appearance - Slightly hazy copper colour with a small size fizzy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for around 1-2 minutes.

Smell - Hops, malts, caramel, grapefruit, plastic?

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel and hops. There is also some grapefruit and oranges and a bit of pine. It ends with a pretty hoppy aftertaste.

Overall – A little bit odd in the smell department, but the flavours are nice and there is a good dose of hops. It's a little west coast taste wise but with a different spin on it. Well worth trying once for fans of the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 01:31:35 | More by spinrsx
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle pours a hazy but almost luminescent orange colour, with the floating sediment giving the glass an almost gelatinous look. Silky mouthfeel is decent and low carbonation level does not feel flat.

Malt-forward aroma has a copper tang that I typically associate with age. Although recently purchased, it's batch 831 from 03.07.12? Assume that means early July rather than March, but not certain. Either way, aroma does not hint much at the hops found in the flavour.

The taste is more robust and offers “American west-coast” style tropical fruits, with some grapefruit and tangerine citrus elements. DIPA ends with a pleasantly bracing bitter finish, and a far more subtle alcohol warmth than 8.5% ABV typically produces.

As most Norwegian offerings I’ve enjoyed have been a form of “Euro lager”, this beer is a very pleasant surprise and one I would recommend that any hop lover try.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 20:26:12 | More by hopsolutely
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at O'reilly's during IPA day.

A - Pours murky golden orange with a nice pillow of one and a half finger tall white head leaving light lace down the glass.

S - Smells of dulled citric hops, lightly toasted caramel malt, pine resin, and some light citric fruit; mostly oranges. This one smelled a little stale but it was still pretty decent.

T - Starts off with a big dose of caramel malt sweetness slowly giving way to a mix of dulled citric hops, pine resin, oranges, grapefruit, and some light chewiness. The finish is a mix of light citric hop bite and dryness, lingering on the pallet for some time.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. A bit syrupy with a nice, dry, hop bite at the very end.

O - Not too bad. I think this one may be on the verge of going off a cliff. I am glad I got to try it but I won't be running back over here for more.

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2011 21:26:02 | More by orangesol
Two Captains from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
90 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.