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Captain's Copper - Shipwrecked Brew Pub, Restaurant and Inn

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Captain's CopperCaptain's Copper

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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 20.7%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shipwrecked Brew Pub, Restaurant and Inn visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cokes on 08-15-2003)
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Reviews by nsmartell:
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2.28/5  rDev -27.4%

I enjoyed this beer out of a little plastic cup as part of the sampler at the brewpub and out of a pint glass. Therefore, this won't be the best review and is mainly for my own recollection.

Appearance: deep copper. Very little head. Don't believe the bar tender knew why the head was important.

Smell: Wasn't bad, but wasn't particularly good. Thought good things were to come.

Taste: My least favorite beers out of the 6 I sampled.

Mouthfeel: thin and smooth, but not much there.

Drinkability: Would not order again. Others I was with enjoyed this beer though.

09-11-2007 10:33:47 | More by nsmartell
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

11-15-2011 18:23:51 | More by bpfrush
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3.45/5  rDev +9.9%

Brought back from Door County by my roommate Kate - thaaaanks.

Pour: light tangerine-amber...well, copper I guess, under an inch of khaki foam that fades to a skim.

Nose: roasted/biscuit malt, vanilla bean, copper filings, and sour fruit.

Taste: caramel malt up front followed by a metallic twinge and a generic "fruitiness". Husky grain and a mild hop bite in the finish.

Feel: a little thin and watery, not much to it, carbonation on the low side as well, possibly due to the growler fill?

Drinkability/Overall: Don't know if I'd call this an English Brown, but it goes down plenty easy. True to its name as a copper ale, it was inoffensive but unremarkable.

08-07-2006 19:06:53 | More by Golden2wenty1
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2.73/5  rDev -13.1%

Yeah....the Shipwrecked Captain's Copper....not so much. It pours a cloudy amber with thin to non-existent head that is leaving a small spot lace. The virtually no scent and the taste is very bland. The mouthfeel is lighter in body and weak carbonaiton. Overall not a beer that will win many awards.

05-12-2012 21:51:07 | More by WoodBrew
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

11-14-2013 07:26:47 | More by muswellbeerbelly
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New Jersey

2.28/5  rDev -27.4%

Served as beer #3 as part of the six beer sampler at Shipwrecked restauarnt. Served in a plastic cup, which hurts the reviewability.

Medium amber color, nothing special. Virtually no nose - I tried to get some read off of this, but found it nonexistent.

Fairly hoppy taste, with a bitter close. I didn't find any part of this sample pleasant. Plain average in the mouthfeel.

Not terribly drinkable, I'd go elsewhere here.

08-22-2009 21:52:58 | More by KTCamm
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2.4/5  rDev -23.6%

12 oz bottle poured into a Sprecher nonic. No date or info.

A - A vigorous pour brought out the Captain's true beautiy; a fat cream head with great retention and absolutely superb lace that covered the entire glass like foamy suds from the tides of the sea. The beer also featured a beautifully clear copper color with mild carbonation action.

S - Like the Bayside Blonde before it, Captain's copper has a nose full of buttery diacetyl. This one is almost stronger and reminiscent of my movie theatre days making super-buttery popcorn (my batches were to die for!). Behind that, the beer hints at toasted caramel malts covered in a layer of dust which is not so pleasing.

T - The flavor follows the aroma to a deep, dark cove the captain should sail out of. Lots of butter corrupts the faint toasted caramel malts and light, earthy hops that faintly appear towards the back.

M - Slick and smooth once again, Captain's Copper has a light carbonation bite to the finish. A tickle of bitterness accompanies the dryness on the swallow.

D - How a beer can look stunning, possibly the best amber I've ever seen, and still be this bad is astounding. I wish it wasn't off like it is but such is the way of finicky beer. Following in the blonde's footsteps, the Captain isn't offensive but doesn't deserve my time.

07-05-2010 17:46:03 | More by BeerFMAndy
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3.63/5  rDev +15.6%

Pours a cloudy, deep copper color with a nice frothy white head. Head falls to a very minimal one. Thin lacing coats the glass.

Has a sweet malt and grain aroma. Touch of honey maybe?

Taste is a bit tangy up front followed by mellow hops creating a lingering bitter hop finish.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium and a bit biting.

Average brew. Nothing special here but another nice, solid WI craft brew.

02-24-2010 14:27:50 | More by dstc
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

10-03-2012 16:23:53 | More by Jimboe
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

06-13-2013 01:41:30 | More by atone315
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3.88/5  rDev +23.6%

A: Copper orange with a quickly disappearing, thin head.

S: Heavy cream and vanilla nose with nearly no hint of hops.

T: Vanilla at first then a slight hops flavor. It could be a bit stronger as the taste is fairly light. Regardless, the taste is pleasant!

M: Heavy on carbonation, but not bad. What you'd expect from a brown ale.

D: Fairly light. You can drink a bunch of these.

Overall: I expected a stronger taste since the nose is pretty heavy. But the taste is a bit lacking. It's good, but needs to be more bold and have more of a hops flavor. It's kind of forgettable.

05-08-2010 01:25:30 | More by PurpleCloud
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3.23/5  rDev +2.9%

captain's copper, shipwrecked (door county)

a 3 clear, ummm, copper. yay, got that part right. hard pour fails to raise more than 1/8 inch of head. a little lace is deposited before the last of the bubbles dies a watery death.

s 3 first thing i thought when i sniffed this was "diacetyl" (however it happens to be spelled). caramel overlaid by a fruit loopyness overlaid by heavily buttered popcorn and werthers candies.

t 3-3.5 the butter is in the house, but fortunately it only coats the roof with a thin sheet. lightly sweet caramel flavors are overtaken by a noble hop bite in the finish.

m 2-2.5 pretty flat, kinda watery, but better than the blonde i tried to drink a few weeks ago. whoa that sounded bad.

d 3-3.5 doesn't quite excite, but better than the blonde specimen.

02-02-2011 04:15:41 | More by brewmudgeon
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

03-31-2012 13:42:21 | More by TylerDYoung
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

12oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint. Thanks to beerwolf77 for the continued bounty from Door County!

(A)- Pours a clear copper amber color that produced a good white frothy head with good retention. Some lace left behind.

(S)- A nice aroma of caramel and a dry nutty component.

(T)- Very similar to the smell. A mellow caramel sweetness. Finishes with a dry nutty walnut aspect.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Mildly sweet, with a big dryness. Very mild hop bitterness.

(D)- A good drinking beer for the fall season. Straightfoward, but does this really fit the style: drinks more like an amber than a brown ale in my opinion.

11-03-2010 15:02:31 | More by sweemzander
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2.95/5  rDev -6.1%

Served in a Walter Payton shaker pint glass.

Breakin' into the captain's private stash... This stuff pours a clear brass topped by a relatively short-lived finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises mild orange zest, toffee, very light pine needle, and plenty of biscuit. The taste holds notes of rind-y orange zest, light biscuit, and a touch of mild vinyl. That last bit really hurts this beer. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, an okay EIPA, but one that suffers from that bit of vinyl. Otherwise, it ain't too bad.

11-07-2012 21:58:53 | More by TMoney2591
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4/5  rDev +27.4%

07-12-2013 02:23:41 | More by buckybadgermd
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3.68/5  rDev +17.2%

A- Pours a nice 1.5 finger white head, with great retention and fantastic lace. The body is a light red/copper (think Sierra Nevada pale).

S- Definitely some nice fruity ester here and some definite hop presence. Notes of sweat bread, and some nuttiness.

T- Starts off with some caramel, nuttiness and some fruity hop esters. There is a note deep in there of crisp green grapes. The finish retains the floral notes with hints of maple nut.

M- Nice light carbonation, good full mouthfeel.

D- I'm not to sure what to think of this brew. The breweries website lists this as "an English, full-bodied, copper colored ale," To me, this is sort of a hybrid between an English brown (although it's copper) and an English bitter. Honestly, it could even pass off as a scottish ale. Either way, the brew it tasty and not something I come across a lot. It's pretty drinkable, as well.

11-06-2009 04:52:16 | More by Greggy
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

01-10-2013 04:36:04 | More by Brunite
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

08-11-2014 16:33:57 | More by cardinals22
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

03-25-2012 18:24:35 | More by NeutroMan
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

07-07-2012 03:42:30 | More by LizBB
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

07-23-2013 01:17:23 | More by MJKauz
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3.08/5  rDev -1.9%

Bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Clear copper (weird) hue. Small head forms after a rather aggressive pour. No lace.

S: Buttered bread is the main aroma coming out of the glass. Hint of dark fruit and a touch of grassiness.

T: Thankfully the flavor doesn't feature the butter as much as the nose. The roast malt profile comes through giving it a good amount of coffee hints. Toffee, caramel and a slight hop bite in the finish.

M: Light body with a good amount of carbonation.

O: Once past the nose this beer isn't bad. Nothing special but drinkable.

08-28-2011 00:49:58 | More by beerwolf77
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

08-03-2014 02:16:31 | More by Knoxrb12
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

03-14-2013 16:26:49 | More by Smextongo
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Captain's Copper from Shipwrecked Brew Pub, Restaurant and Inn
74 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.