Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Two Captains Double IPA

Two Captains is another excellent brew from Nøgne Ø, out of Grimstand, Norway (makers of the excellent NøgneØ Imperial Stout and a number of other great brews). This double IPA comes in 500mL bottles and checks in at a liver-withering 8.5% alcohol. According to the label, this brew is apparently a collaboration between Nøgne Ø and a Norwegian homebrewing champion.

The cloudy orange ale is topped with a thick tan head. There is a colossal citrus hops aroma. The flavour begins malty and sweet--much sweeter than I expected for a double IPA. Some fruit notes fold into a hoppy finish--there are orange and grapefruit fingerprints all over this one. It is very dry near the finish and has great alcoholic punch.

 Two Captains Double IPA is a formidable brew. It's well balanced and worth a try if you dig strong ales.

8.0 out of 10.


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