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

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222 Ratings
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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.68%
Wants: 11
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
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Norway

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Slatetank on 10-11-2010)
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Photo of babaracas
3.79/5  rDev -6%
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.

babaracas, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of russpowell
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
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

russpowell, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of thagr81us
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

thagr81us, Jul 22, 2011
Photo of spinrsx
3.83/5  rDev -5%
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.

spinrsx, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of hopsolutely
3.83/5  rDev -5%
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.

hopsolutely, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of Beestin
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%

Beestin, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of orangesol
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

orangesol, Oct 12, 2011
Photo of xnicknj
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on tap at devils den in philly

Pours a clouded burnt orange, tuft of white head, nice retention, splotchy lacing.

Some roasted malts and caramel, pine hop bitterness, hints of resin and stickiness, barely any alcohol, although a soft nose overall.

Punch of almost abrasive pine hops, sticky and resin soaked. Hints of grapefruit and citrus, but definitely on the aggressive side. Thick malted backbone with caramel and breadcrust, slightly rich. Lingering bitterness, faint alcohol in the finish.

Medium body, high carbonation, prickly and dry on the tongue. Aggressive profile but still manages a decent malt balance, one of the better Nogne beers I've tried.

xnicknj, Jul 13, 2011
Photo of barczar
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a solid one finger cream head that leaves thick lacing.

Aroma is grain and dank hops, fairly subtle, with grapefruit, lemon, and slightly herbal notes.

Flavor is very lemony, with grapefruit and slightly bitter pith carrying into the almost minty herbal finish. A solid bready malt backbone offers support.

Body is moderate, with a fairly high amount of carbonation and significant alcohol warmth.

Overall, alcohol was a bit overwhelming, hops definitely were at the forefront. Not an American ipa, but definitely a hop showcase.

barczar, May 17, 2012
Photo of OddNotion
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

OddNotion, May 25, 2011
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

CAMRAhardliner, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of beergoot
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
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?).

beergoot, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

JohnnyBarman, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of BeastLU
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

BeastLU, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of John_M
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

John_M, Oct 13, 2010
Photo of heygeebee
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

heygeebee, Jun 10, 2011
Photo of StaveHooks
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a turbid glowing orange with active carbonation. Nice rocky head that creates a moundy foam ceiling. This head does not fade below 1/4 of an inch. Think circles of lacing. Very beautiful looking beer.

S - Heavy bready yeast, soapy hops.

T - Assertive hops hit first. Bitter grapefruit oil and floral flavors mostly. Earthy pine starts showing up along with a bready chalky yeast. The hops create a dry bitterness that sticks to the tongue long after the finish. Some tropical and stone fruit mixes with tea tannins in the background. Sweet crackery malt gets wicked away with a very dry and bitter finish.

M - Medium to moderate carbonation, light side of medium body.

Bitterness seems to be the focus and it does a great job of delivering it. The aroma, however, is very lackluster. It seems to be one dimensional but it's nice to see a hop forward DIPA. I would buy this again.

StaveHooks, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of beerdrifter
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

beerdrifter, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.95/5  rDev -2%
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.

CrazyDavros, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of srv33
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

srv33, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of Yagman3000
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Yagman3000, Jun 18, 2011
Photo of TheRealBigC
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

TheRealBigC, Aug 26, 2011
Photo of beerhunter13
4/5  rDev -0.7%

beerhunter13, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of GlassHound
4/5  rDev -0.7%

GlassHound, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Sammy, Jun 12, 2011
Two Captains from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
90 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.