Two Captains
Nøgne Ø

Two CaptainsTwo Captains
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From:
Nøgne Ø
 
Norway
Style:
Imperial IPA
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
89
Avg:
4 | pDev: 10%
Reviews:
94
Ratings:
303
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 28, 2021
Added:
Oct 11, 2010
Wants:
  17
Gots:
  32
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Ratings by captaincoffee:
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Reviewed by captaincoffee from Virginia

3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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...like orange fanta...but then turns to bitter orange peel. Certainly a bitter finish on this one. Overall, a solid IPA.
Jul 20, 2016
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 3.84 by steverx8 from England

Nov 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.34 by igl from Russian Federation

Jul 13, 2020
 
Rated: 3 by TallGuyCM from California

Jul 07, 2020
 
Rated: 3.99 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Dec 28, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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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Reviewed by Thisdrinkinglife from Switzerland

2.8/5  rDev -30%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
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 well........wow! 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
 
Rated: 3.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Jun 14, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by BdM from Netherlands

Mar 08, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by RMW66 from Australia

Oct 22, 2017
 
Rated: 3.83 by Beer-Ed from Netherlands

Jul 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.34 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin

Jul 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Jul 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3.62 by der_meister from Ukraine

Sep 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4.46 by DioS from Georgia

Jul 16, 2016
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Reviewed by Giantspace from Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
 
Rated: 3.51 by Rwalford74 from Australia

May 07, 2016
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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
 
Rated: 4.07 by harrisjohnson from Maryland

Mar 04, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by dsshuck from Delaware

Feb 19, 2016
Two Captains from Nøgne Ø
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 303 ratings