Two Captains
Nøgne Ø

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Nøgne Ø
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,927
Ranked #10,870
4 | pDev: 10%
Nov 28, 2021
Oct 11, 2010
Very Good
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3.84 by steverx8 from England on Nov 28, 2021
4.34 by igl from Russian Federation on Jul 13, 2020
3 by TallGuyCM from California on Jul 07, 2020
3.99 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation on Dec 28, 2019
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

From old, undated notes. I had this on draft.

Clear golden hue.

Off-white head; nice lace.

Pine & citrus nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Pine-y bitterness but very crisp & clean; not my idea of a great IPA but well done.

Nov 11, 2019
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2.8/5  rDev -30%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by Thisdrinkinglife from Switzerland

Review: 0,33l brown bottle of Nøgne Ø Two Captains Double IPA: 8.5% vol.

Interesting brown bottle with a logo that looks a bit hisptery, an “avant garde” style. 

On pour looks great, a lovely amber colour and a small but decent white head. Doesn't look too bad at all, very inviting.

The white head although small does maintain very well, small but steady, Some good lacing apparent.

It really is a good looking beer, lovely to watch it swirl about in the glass, has a deep look, that captivates. Very good so far!

The smell was also lovely, had the "wow factor", gorgeous in fact.

Deep smelling, IPA style, like a good ale, floral and hop notes, but the citrus and lemon stand out a lot here. Also got a nice whiff of caramel. 

The aroma is a nice combination of lemonade and fermented fruit drenched in alcohol. Amazing on the nose, a very seductive smell and one so powerful they could sell as a perfume. 

So to the taste, and! It is very strong in the taste, all that double hopping has produced one hell of a strong tasting beer. Hopped to hell, and very, very bitter, very strong in the taste.

All a bit "urgh" to me, finding those hops are just impossible to enjoy, going down very slowly and with great difficulty. Too strong and bitter to truly appreciate or enjoy. One for the hardcore IPA heads to like, but not for me. And to be fair to them they do warn on their website that this isn't for the faint hearted..

The extreme bitterness (100 IPU) is very overwhelming, killing everything in its reach. Got the hops for sure, but also found the caramel, the fruits and the sweet malts. 

Very strong in the alcohol too, they are using English ale yeast so therein lies the strength of this brew, can feel it for sure, and don't mind admitting I was a bit pissed after the two bottles. The 8.5% is definitely alive and well here, all clean though. I can imagine downing a few of these bad boys you would be on your head in no time! But I wonder if it is possible to drink more than two with how bitter and disgusting they are? Best avoided.........

Jun 25, 2019
3.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Jun 14, 2018
3.75 by BdM from Netherlands on Mar 08, 2018
4 by RMW66 from Australia on Oct 22, 2017
3.83 by Beer-Ed from Netherlands on Jul 30, 2017
4.34 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin on Jul 17, 2017
4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Jul 03, 2017
3.62 by der_meister from Ukraine on Sep 30, 2016
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3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by captaincoffee from Virginia

Pours an orange gold with a smaller head that leaves a ring. Nose has some orange and a bit of pineapple. Taste carries over the orange fanta...but then turns to bitter orange peel. Certainly a bitter finish on this one. Overall, a solid IPA.

Jul 20, 2016
4.46 by DioS from Georgia on Jul 16, 2016
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3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Giantspace from Pennsylvania

On tap ....served in a tulip at cellar temp.......Big Malty sweet smell mixed with grapefruit...very earthy spicy taste to this beer. Alcohol is hidden well. Smell stays with the beer but the initial tastes fade. Not a huge DIPA fan but this was nice.

Jun 30, 2016
3.51 by Rwalford74 from Australia on May 07, 2016
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3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by kitch from Hong Kong

A 500ml bottle from batch #1328 with a best before date of 15th December 2016 and poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Appearance: It poured a clear dark amber orange colour with a one finger off white head that leaves nice lacing.

Aroma: Heavy citrus orange and grapefruit with a hint of floralness and caramel.

Taste: Sweet-ish pineapple and grapefruit hop bitterness with some light caramel malt. The grapefruit bitterness sticks around for a while.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with light to medium carbonation.

Overall: A pretty decent Double IPA with good lasting bitterness. It’s still well within its best before date, but I have to wonder if a fresher bottle would be even more impressive.

May 01, 2016
4.07 by harrisjohnson from Maryland on Mar 04, 2016
3.5 by dsshuck from Delaware on Feb 19, 2016
3.75 by goingbrokeonbeer from South Carolina on Feb 03, 2016
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3.02/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Medium orange, small white head, 1/7". I measured. Aroma was bitter and boozy.

Taste was one of the most bitter dipas out there. Just massive. Mild caramel and copper flavors, metallic notes all over the mouthfeel, mineral water. Pretty hot too.

Jan 18, 2016
3.94 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania on Jan 08, 2016
3.86 by alcohline_trip from Pennsylvania on Jan 06, 2016
3.91 by 1Nrwyscotch from Wisconsin on Dec 19, 2015
4.1 by Anatole from Belgium on Dec 16, 2015
4.12 by Electros from Canada (ON) on Dec 01, 2015
3.5 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Nov 30, 2015
3.76 by JoshuaShort13 from Texas on Oct 28, 2015
4.81 by ex3mst from Ukraine on Sep 27, 2015
4.55 by mjm5618 from Pennsylvania on Sep 24, 2015
4 by aussiebeer from Illinois on Sep 03, 2015
4 by Burnerdale from Italy on Sep 02, 2015
4.05 by T-34-85 from New York on Sep 02, 2015
3.79 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania on Aug 22, 2015
3.77 by bcrossan from North Carolina on Aug 03, 2015
3.55 by bcsbeer from Florida on Jul 13, 2015
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4.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by pat61 from Minnesota

L: Pours hazy amber under a 2” clingy white rocky foam collar.
S: Traces of Brett aromas with caramel and fruit.
T: Big malt and yeast flavors balance the rich hops. There are more hops in the foam than in the fluid producing a layered effect.
F: Very creamy smooth, medium full body, medium soft carbonation.
O: Well composed and balanced with interesting layers of flavor.

Jul 13, 2015
3.79 by killcore from Russian Federation on Jul 02, 2015
4.16 by mush from Illinois on Jun 14, 2015
Two Captains from Nøgne Ø
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 303 ratings