Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Brew Review: Two Captains
Beer: Two Captains
Type: Double IPA
Aroma: sweet hops
Appearance: hazy deep amber
Body & Texture: ridiculously smooth. sweet roasted malt flavor up front.
Aftertaste: Pleasantly bitter but not over bearing.
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.