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

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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.68%
Wants: 11
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
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Norway

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Photo of beerhunter13
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of GlassHound
4/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Photo of hoppymcgee
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Canada_Dan
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of GABrew
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of corysmith01
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of SayBoom
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of BKBassist
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of AlastairM
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of BrownNut
4/5  rDev -0.7%
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?

Photo of OWSLEY069
4/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Photo of jmtpi
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Two Captains from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
90 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.