Captain's Daughter | Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
Rhode Island, United States
greysailbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our newest year-round is an Imperial India Pale Ale brewed with high-quality pilsner malt and flaked oats, making this beer light in color but certainly not in body or alcohol content. It is aggressively hopped with Mosaics out of the Pacific Northwest, giving the Captain’s Daughter a strong aroma and flavor of tropical and stone fruits.

Added by Roguer on 10-09-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,222
Reviews:
223
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
8.35%
 
 
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187
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513
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Photo of kculrich
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12oz can, dated 05/09/17. Served in a spiegelau.

Pours a hazy honey-gold with three fingers of soft, pouffy, ivory foam. Head retention is excellent and leaves a thick, clumping web of lacing on the glass.

Sharp nose of ale yeast and soda crackers with mango, pineapple and lemon.

First taste impression is old-school grainy malt, booze and bitter herbs. A little lemon, grapefruit pith, sweet pineapple and bitter pine sap works it's way in mid-palate, raw hops and resin, finishing with some more pine and a boozy burn down to the gullet.

Feel is crisp and drying, medium bodied and adequately carbonated.

Overall, a mixed bag for me. It basically has a pleasant, old-fashioned, nostalgic Schlitzy sort of flavour profile with some nice aromatic hopping laid over it. But I also found it gratuitously boozy with a raw, sticky aftertaste that wouldn't come off my tongue. On balance, it was a very good beer.

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Photo of Jlampe83
3.99/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OUJayhawk1799
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of digboy
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From 12 oz can into a tulip glass

Pours a bright yet cloudy golden color with a one finger soft pillowed head. Very good looking beer IMO - reminds me of the look of Trillium's IPAs.

Aroma is more stone fruit to me - I get traces of apricot and nectarine. Not over the top smell but definitely present.

It has a wonderfully sweet taste in the foreground with a tropical fruit hop flavor lingering behind it. There is a bid of biscuit flavor too from the oats but this works well with the stone fruit. This taste is so inviting, really nothing turning me off here.

Feel is smooth from the flaked oats. It is surprisingly light tasting for a DIPA. No alcohol burn at all so you are left with an amazingly well crafted beer. I will most certainly be seeking this one out again. It is a true treasure (pun intended :)

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Photo of Philosoraptor1354
3.92/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Peter57
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Surprisingly good offering from Grey Sail out of Rhode Island; this DIPA has real potential to be a year-round accessible favorite; very drinkable with a pleasant disposition, mild fruity taste hinting at citrus mixed with pineapple to me; great mouthfeel and satisfying after taste not too bitter at all; 12 ounce can poured out in a tulip glass disappeared in a hurry and was looking for the next one; solid kick at 8.5% ABV; a wake-up call to all New England brewers that you're not the only ones making good craft beers

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Photo of gbiello
3.74/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of waddellc2
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wasatch
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to tasterschoice62 for this brew.

12 oz. Can
Canned On: 03-06-17

Pours a pretty nice cloudy yellowish color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy/foamy two-finger plus white head, which leaves alot of thick/creamy/foamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is pretty nice, hoppy, slight malt, with lots of citrus, some nice little diesel. The taste is pretty nice as well, hoppy, some maltyness, very nice citrus, with some nice diesel. Medium body, ABV hidden pretty well. Overall, a very nice brew. Glad I've gotten a chance to try it. Thanks Larry!

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Photo of JoeK89
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jmango34
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of davefromct
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dankacheese
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was a bit skeptical with the DIPA label simply because of the appearance. Very light, hazy yellow. But, after the first sip I can definitely call this a DIPA. Mosiac hop dominance, pine and bitter finish. Very enjoyable, great year round offering.

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Photo of Roofpizza
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mig100
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Qtaug
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The gold standard of Double IPA's. When i I get my growler, my wife fill's her birth control prescription and claims it has an amazing "finish"

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Photo of PSanger
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice looking beer. Light orange. Poured a nice head. The first thought is a surprise that this is a double. It drinks real smooth. I don't get a ton of flavor on the smell but my sense of smell isn't very good.
Taste is there. Sweet and citrusy but not as much as other NE brews. With respect to the finish I almost get an ending reminiscent of a light lager. I came to the conclusion halfway through the beer that this was good, but not great. Yet as I write this i keep on finding new things I like about it.

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Photo of Blackop555
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy lighter gold/straw. Foamy, thick, medium, white head lasts a while.

Smells floral, tropical, citrus, light dank, light malts.

Tastes sweet doughy malt, citrus peel, tropical, mango, light pine. Finish is dry and lingering citrus. Medium body and fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of cavedave
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an almost turbid dark straw/light gold, a dollop of thick froth rides for a good while and even after three minutes a thick cap remains, framed by wallpaper lace. Lovely beer.

Medium strength aroma that is all about grapefruit and pineapple with lighter notes of lemon and bitter orange, with even lighter peach notes possibly yeast in origin.

All the flavors in the bouquet come to play in the full strength taste. Herbal bitter is a welcome accompaniment and highlights and balances the other sweeter flavors. Malt presence is a neutral sweet that has just a hint of crisp graininess to it. End of sip is grapefruit pith and herbal bitter.

Very soft on palate, appropriately viscous, low/med. carb., clean flavor presentation, excellent finish that is just juicy and just dry enough that lingers in a way that demands another sip.

What can I say, this beer gets little hype, and is considered inconsistent, but when you get a batch like this one, canned 2/28/17 you forgive them anything. Highly recommended.

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Photo of PHBoiler
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of frankie818
4.66/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Haastile11
3.6/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shy5
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of A_Rad
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mineo
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Captain's Daughter from Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
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