Brew Review: Two Captains

by Kelli H. on January 15, 2013

Beer: Two Captains
Date: 1-11-13
Location: Norway
Type: Double IPA
Alcohol: 8.5%
IBU’s: 100

Aroma: sweet hops

Appearance: hazy deep amber

Body & Texture: ridiculously smooth. sweet roasted malt flavor up front.

Aftertaste: Pleasantly bitter but not over bearing.

Overall Impression: 
This was another bottle my dad dropped off at my house one night. I kept it in the fridge for about a week and half before tasting it. I wasn’t really sure what to think of a Double IPA from Norway. I should know better not to judge a bottle by where it’s from, considering I was so happy with Epic’s IPA in the past. I was really impressed with this imported beer. It was unlike any DIPA I’ve had before, but that’s a good thing! I’m a fan of the roasted malt flavors and that there is more character to this high IBU beer than just bitterness. On Untappd someone commented that this beer is “dangerously sessionable”. I have to agree with that statement completely. I feel that even if you’re not usually a fan of IPA’s or DIPA’s, that you should give this beer a try. It had some citrus notes in the aroma, sitting in your mouth was somewhat malty, and the aftertaste was the perfect amount of hops. Overall, this is just a fantastic DIPA in my opinion! If you’re wondering where you can get it, my dad picked this bottle up at Whole Foods. I’m not sure what the price was.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Janine Ryan January 19, 2013 at 2:07 am

My dad drops off cases of cider at my house, your dad drops off craft beer. I knew I liked you (and apparently your dad too – tell him he rocks!)!

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Made in Sonoma January 19, 2013 at 2:51 am

haha, I’m sure he’ll read & appreciate your comment. 🙂

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