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

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Brewed by:
Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
Norway
nogne-o.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Slatetank on 10-11-2010

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Ratings:
291
Reviews:
92
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
10.08%
 
 
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Photo of BARFLYB
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

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Photo of killcore
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of babaracas
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

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Photo of hopsolutely
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

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Photo of swanfungus
3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StaveHooks
3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

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Photo of Stigh
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of orangesol
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

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Photo of xnicknj
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

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Photo of barczar
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 13.01.2014.
Pours hazy orange, half finger white head. Sticky froth on the glass.
Nice pine and citrusy hops in the smell, with a hint of sweet tropical fruit too and some peach. Mango, pink grapefruit, blood oranges. Faint caramel.
Taste starts rather rough, with crisp tasty (nice sour-sweet balance) citrus (tangerines, grapefruit), getting sweeter with mango and lychee afterwards. Pine resin and hop oils are pretty dank and spicy, but caramel malts smooth things out in the middle. Green bitter finish, with a dry leafy aftertaste (not a lot of fruitiness lingering).
Low carbonation, smooth, chewy. Nicely hidden alcohol.
A decent DIPA, but doesn't really blow away. The hops are a bit muddled. Didn't really like the aftertaste, gets tobacco-like and ruins the otherwise great taste.

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Photo of Beestin
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of OddNotion
3.85/5  rDev -3%
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.

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Photo of alcohline_trip
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beergoot
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
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?).

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Photo of heygeebee
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.89/5  rDev -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.

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Photo of 57md
3.89/5  rDev -2%

Hazy brownish copper. Some citrus and hop notes in the nose. Flavor profile is malty with a touch of sweetness from the malt accompanied by a decent (but not over-impressive) array of hop flavors on the finish. The finish is also a touch warming as this offering does not hide the alcohol as well as many other top-shelf DIPAs.

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Photo of HopSavant
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Giantspace
3.89/5  rDev -2%
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.

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Photo of John_M
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

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Photo of 1Nrwyscotch
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Two Captains from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
3.97 out of 5 based on 291 ratings.
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