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
Ranking:
#529
Reviews:
274
Ratings:
1,402
pDev:
8.33%
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0
 
 
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Photo of TheOakKing
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Raptorman
4.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A favorite I go back to time and time again

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Photo of MacMalt
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 7/11/2018 and poured from 12 oz. can into Spiegelau IPA glass. It pours a hazy, golden-yellow color with orange hues, and a half finger of long-lasting, creamy bright-white head and a thin, spotty coating of like-colored lacing. It has a highly fragrant nose featuring pineapple, honeydew melon, tangerine, and lemon, along with light pine needles, sweet malt, and fragrant hops. Wow, this is delicious! It opens with sweet fruit: pineapple, melon, tangerine, and tart lemon, along with sweet oats and caramel. The Mosaic hops are flavorful and mildly bitter. All of the flavors are big and bold. The mouth feel is mildly creamy but the carbonation is lively, and you can feel the 8.5% ABV. There's a bit of alcohol burn at the finish. Overall, this is one delicious DIPA that is super-enjoyable to drink. I paired it with sausage and mushroom pizza and it more than held its own. Captain's Daughter deserves its lofty rating.

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Photo of Boto
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught: This one pours a fairly opaque golden color. There was a thin white head and some lacing. Good nose. Mainly pineapple and citrus hops. The taste is good. Somewhat bitter. Pineapple and citrus hop flavors are dominate. Draught: This one pours a fairly opaque golden color. There was a thin white head and some lacing. Good nose. Mainly pineapple and citrus hops. The taste is good. Somewhat bitter. Pineapple and citrus hop flavors are dominate.

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Photo of jykleo
3.99/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned 7/17. Poured 12 OZ Can to 18OZ IPA Glass.
Orange aroma is quite good.
Slightly hazy light orange colour.
Orange taste top and tropical fruits follow.
A little bit keen bitterness. It seems to me Mosaic insist too much.
Even Mosaic only IPA had better balance.
(Batch 2)
Tried a couple of times. One day, tried to have it at warmer temp.
Then taste balance is quite good ! Easily to score 4.25.

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Photo of Smhill
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheGent
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scotorum
3.96/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beatonian
4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tropical vibes aplenty from this RI double, especially in look and nose. It packs a punch, more overtly than some better offerings. But obtained fresh, it’s legit on a hot summer day.

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Photo of Gavage
4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: hazy golden yellow in color with a 2" head that lasts a long time. Nice lace develops.

Smell: mild tropical fruit tones rise from the glass.

Taste: caramel, pineapple, mango, pear, and some floral and earthy bitterness rounds it out.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp from start to finish, with a bit of dryness at the end.

Overall: a really good and easy to drink beer. Worth seeking this one out.

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Photo of woodsman13
3.62/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, almost opaque, pale straw in color. Attractive lacing around the glass like sea foam on the side of a boat. Nose is faint and a standard IPA pine. Thin, clean mouthfeel for a NEIPA - not syrupy and doesn’t linger. Taste similarly gets in fast, makes a strong impression, and gets out. Pine, bitterness; resiny taste without the usual syrupiness. A touch of orange on the mouth; otherwise fairly standard NEIPA flavors throughout the sip, although a very good exemplar of the style. Notable as a clean example of the New England style.

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Photo of mikeycibelli
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woodychandler
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A buddy of mine went from teaching into the Pennsylvania Department of Education, then to Rhode Island's DE, onto Massachusetts DE & has come back to PA. During his time in NE, I was up repeatedly for fests, brewery tours, the Frozen Four, etc. I have had a number of their beers, but I am happy to say that we now have distro here in PA & that I am adding this one to The CANQuest (tm)!

From the CAN: "Keep Cold. Drink Fresh."; "You can't help but be tempted by our Captain's Daughter. Her full body. Her exotic bouquet. Brewed with Mosaic and Citra hops, her allure is as fresh as it is intriguing. Yet she commands respect. Try to take advantage of her and she'll put you in your place. We raised our daughter well! Cheers, [undersigned] Jen and Alan".

I tried to be gentle, both in my Crack! of the vent & the subseCANt Glug, but I was still surprised by a mild haziness that was developing. Well, on with the show! I got it all decanted & then followed up with an in-glass swirl that raised just over a finger of dense, foamy, rocky, French Vanilla-colored head with excellent retention. Color was a deeply-hazy/lightly-cloudy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5). Nose smelled like a bagful of grapefruits! Wow. Mouthfeel was big, full & creamy - just as I would expect in the style. The taste, while bitter & grapefruity, was not as intense as it had been on the nose. Instead, it had a biscuit maltiness that was subtle & understated while just assertive enough to keep the bitterness in check. This beer was this self-described, self-avowed hophead's equivalent of Baby Bear's beer: not too bitter, not too malty, but just right! Each time that I lifted the glass to my face for a drink, the nose would CANtinue to catch me by surprise.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can

slightly hazy pale golden, white head. big aroma of well rounded hoppy flavors - pine, citrus, grassy. taste is similar, not much malt component. strong bitterness. thin to medium bodied.

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Photo of GOBLIN
4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thank you to tasterschoice62 for this elusive Rhode Island treat. Can dated 5/11/18.

Slightly hazy straw color with a stark white bubbly head of 2 fingers in my Calusa snifter.

Clean, crisp aromas of mosaic and citrus invade the nose with hints of orange, grapefruit, and faint angel food.

Flavor is very crisp yet very resiny. Reminds me a lot of Sip. Sharp, pungent piney bitterness meets with crisp cracker malt and grapefruit rind.

Feel is crisp, sharp, clean, with a resiny finish with slight lingering alcohol heat.

Overall, an old school NE IPA that really hits the old school marks. I like it quite a bit, not as much as the new juice bombs, but it's solid, and reminds me of a stronger, slightly harsher Sip Of Sunshine. Good stuff.



Edit : I like this one a little better with about 2 months on it. The malt sweetness begins to take over just enough to combat some of the harsher herbal bitterness. Scores adjusted, this is still a seriously awesome beer.

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Photo of Chipotle
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DavetotheB
4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LocalRippa226
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mempath
4.84/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

look: bright pine sap with a decent head and retention

smell: very nice aromas after a vigorous swirl...seamless hoppy-malty balance (which repeats in the taste)...the aroma is deep, soothing, intense

taste/feel: the taste repeats the smell even deeper...nice to have a DImPeriAl come across so balanced, hides the ABV, no cloying sweetness...

overall: this ranks up there with a fresh Avery Raja...it's a refreshing, easy to drink (please sip tho!) brew...glad my local distributor (Rocko's/Media, PA) is constantly bringing in new stuff!

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Photo of GravityKills
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yoshie
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tubeman
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richard-Scott
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of flaskman
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a week old growler into an IPA glass. Looks like cloudy grapefruit juice with a great foamy white head. It smells tropical and sweet. The taste is amazing. Sweet and fruity. The mouthfeel is perfect with some stickyness on the lips. Killer lacing. The lack of bitterness and the way it hides the alcohol makes this one of the best IPAs I have ever enjoyed.

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Captain's Daughter from Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 1,402 ratings