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

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Captain's CopperCaptain's Copper

Brewed by:
Shipwrecked Brew Pub, Restaurant and Inn
Wisconsin, United States

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by cokes on 08-15-2003

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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 26
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2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.43/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of bpfrush
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Golden2wenty1
3.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of WoodBrew
2.7/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of UPBrewer92
3.33/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KTCamm
2.24/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of dstc
3.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of jwc215
3.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours light copper with a lasting head. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of subtle floral/pine notes with some butterscotch.

The taste is of soft caramel, a hint of butterscotch some pine and something almost like plastic (for lack of a better word) in the finish.

Despite something slightly off with it that gives it the plastic-like notes, it's still easy to drink. It does have an "English" pale ale character.

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Photo of Jimboe
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of FFATS
3.96/5  rDev +24.5%

Photo of atone315
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of PurpleCloud
3.87/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of brewmudgeon
3.2/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of chasen77
3.17/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TylerDYoung
2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of sweemzander
3.26/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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4/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of Greggy
3.68/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of cardinals22
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.48/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NeutroMan
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of LizBB
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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