Captain's Daughter
Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #73
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
96
Ranked #706
Avg:
4.33 | pDev: 8.31%
Reviews:
302
Ratings:
1,499
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Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
 
Rhode Island, United States
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SCORE
96
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Captain's DaughterCaptain's Daughter
Notes: 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.
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

From a 16 oz. can dated 06-22-21. Sampled July 31, 2021.

The appearance is an orange-amber color with moderate clarity under a fizzy but lingering off-white head.

I pick up floral and grassy notes in the aroma with a barley grain toastiness in the base.

Smooth, about medium mouthfeel.

The taste begins sweet but then the floral and grassy hops appear and balance off this tasting experience. Really, by far, a more traditional IPA and for that I am grateful.

Jul 31, 2021
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dsa7783 from New Jersey

4.69/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Four pack copped from Bottle King in Livingston. Pours a golden effervescent hue with prominent frothing. Assertive aroma replete with notes of coriander and grapefruit. Similar overall flavor profile. Good stuff.

Apr 22, 2021
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Thankin_Hank from Texas

4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce can dated "OH YEAH" 03-17-21 into my fave Sixpoint glass. It's hazy light orange in color. Good head and surprised by the light aroma. Citrus and orange. Taste is fruit, citrus and dank. This is so good 'cause it's so different. Thick and creamy. Teeth sucking, tongue licking and lip smacking good and bitter. Overall a monster of an IPA. This beer is really amazing and can't believe it tastes so good and be so bitter. It's why I keep trying new IPAs and @tasterschoice62 Larry B made it possible. Thanks for sharing BA

Apr 18, 2021
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harrypowers from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy straw color with a small head and lacing.

Smells of dank piney hops. Tastes of hops and some tart tangy citrus. Very mildly bitter finish for a hop forward brew.

Medium body with light carbonation. Dry, clean mouthfeel.

Very pleasant and drinkable brew!

Apr 07, 2021
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Weisenbeer from Ohio

4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'll start by noting it's very good .... World class? Perhaps a bit overstated ... Nice, but not amazing appearance and nose, it is flavorful and yummy ... But "world class?"

Feb 26, 2021
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nicely hazy golden color with a dense, substantial white head that clings to the glass as you make your way to the bottom. Note that this is not a NEIPA-style hazy, it’s squarely in the WCIPA hazy category.

The nose is crammed with dank citrus and ripe berry aromas courtesy of the Mosaic hops. I am a Mosaic fanboy, so this is in my sweet spot.

The taste is a Mosaic sledgehammer, with dank citrus flavors and a delicious ripe berry flavor that fits this beer perfectly. There’s also a subtle bready note from the pilsner malt that is a perfect complement to the dank fruit flavors.

The mouthfeel is full and drying, as I expected. The first thought I had after the first pull from this was, “this is their Heady.” After working my way through two pints of this, I’ll stick with that assessment. Truly a world-class WCDIPA, IMHO.

Feb 15, 2021
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a two finger head; squiggles and shards

Smell: Mango and melon with dank lemon and grapefruit

Taste: A touch of the biscuit underneath with the mango and melon emerging; dank lemon and grapefruit flavors grab at the taste buds in short order; after the swallow there are the tropical elements linger in the shadow of the bitter tones

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: A little bit of New England in the mix but a lot of good old West Coast character here

Thanks, jrc1093, for the opportunity

Dec 15, 2020
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daliandragon from Maryland

4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a tall boy as a sample from Bullseye Beverage in Smithtown while visiting home for the holiday. Very impressive appearance with a huge, rocky, tight bubbled head and cloudy golden body. Nose is floral and herbal hops and a medium grain note.

Big citrus and herbal notes in the flavor, along with lemon peel, pineapple and oily pine resin. Texture is tight and shines in the aftertaste. This has a smooth and creamy character, almost like its been pasteurized. This is super solid within the style. Maybe not as creative or complex as some of the style, but the pure craft is tough to top.

Nov 30, 2020
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Pentastar from New York

4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Hazy and golden in color. Fluffy white head and some lacing.
Smell: Lemon and malt with some alcohol.
Taste: Citrus and nice bitterness, some malt in the aftertaste.
Feel: Very nice for a DIPA, very easy to drink.
Overall: Love the bitter flavor, a good hoppy beer.

Nov 05, 2020
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Profundobaso from New York

4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look - 12 oz can, poured into an IPA glass. straw yellow in color, a little cloudy, and small head with very good lacing retention.
Smell - citrus and pine forward in smell, with the hops definitely present. Not a ton of complexity, but smell is certainly quite pleasant.
Taste - hops come in immediately packing quite a punch in a west coast IPA fashion. malts help smooth out taste, and the warmness from the alcohol is very detectable towards the end.
Feel - medium bodied, average carbonation, and a heavy hitter at 8.5% ABV. alcohol is not masked much, and the boozy warmness can be tasted even when the beer is quite cold.
Overall - light in color and seemingly innocuous, this is a heavy hitting beer that packs a significant amount of flavor. in some ways, a "rustic" and old school imperial IPA, and I can see why many are willing to give it such high marks.

Aug 28, 2020
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Shatz1 from Florida

3.72/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2 month old can enjoyed in August 2020.

Light in color and light on the nose, yet good mouth feel but long, hoppy finish. Too long actually.

ABV not well balanced enough to warrant it's 95+ rating...

Aug 26, 2020
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Shiredave from New York

4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A golden brew showing a natural protein haze with an occasional bubble rising if you look for it.
Full drapes of pocked, white lace sheet my goblet leaving a blotchy film on top and thicker ring around the pond.
Aroma is less than I'd hoped for but fresh-like, more berry than oranges and some grain husk earthiness. Interesting smells I just want louder.
First swallow cold felt light - again less than expected. But as this warmed a bit it comes alive with grain complexity balanced with hop flavor and bitter.
Medium bodied at proper temps, rich cherry and toffee flavors sweeten the dank and piney hop bite. Subtle flavors change and morph with each sip that range from mixed skittles to steamed spinach.
Yes, I likes me some spinach.
The 8.5% kicks in late on the way down where it belongs. Grass and clover notes linger with the warmth of the alcohol and an almost peppery heat grips the tongue and hangs in even longer.
This is what I want when I want a Dbl IPA. If you too want an IPA without all the citrus "juice", this one may be for you.

May 29, 2020
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.87/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into a pint glass. Canned 5/19/19. So 8 months old, way older than you would prefer, but here goes.

Looks excellent in the glass. Hazy orange body, nice white head which retains in some form throughout. Some decent lacing initially.

Slightly musty aroma, not unpleasant.

On tasting, well, obviously the hops have faded, but there is still a hint of them. Malt base is not overly sweet, and it's a decent taste, speaking to the quality of the brewing. It's far better than other "old" ipas.

Mouth closed in on full, finish is warm.

Overall, a decent enough drink given the age. Intrigued to try one fresh off the canning line.

Feb 07, 2020
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Nugganooch from California

4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Recieved this in trade with mdfb79 back in Nov/Dec 2015 - Thanks Dan!

From the 12oz can to a nonic style pint glass
Toggles bewtween a golden straw color and a pale amber. Call it a golden amber I guess? Some decent clarity here with a healthy dense foam head affixed. Nice streaking of lace as it halos the glass each session.
Nose is fairly nice with mosaic hops up front. Classic combo of dank weed, pine, citrus and light tropical fruit twist. There is a touch of sugared bread like sweetness there as well. Tastes hits with more juicy herbals, grapefruit - citrus zest, and spiced guava/passionfruit. Has some nice punchy bitterness to it with a drying resinous finish. Alcohol is well subdued here. Overall a great quaff.
The Captains Daughter didn't blow my skirts per say but she was very enjoyable and really hits the mark. Happy to have more Mosiac IPA's in my life.

Dec 30, 2019
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Maltyhead from Massachusetts

3.54/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A golden amber color with a 3/4” foamy head and many yeast flocs. It has a noticeable grapefruit and yeasty aroma. A very smooth beer and ends with a hoppy/yeasty taste.

Dec 14, 2019
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dacrza1 from New Jersey

4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

DATE: November 8, 2019... OCCASION: just finished celebrating time with old friends... GLASSWARE: Lindemans stemmed tulip... this christens a new glass, and it does so with a clumpy, snow-white, two-fingered head above a hazy sallow orange body that frames nicely... its head creates missile-like snakes hailing down the glass as it settles... mango, grapefruit, cracker malts, fresh flower, herb garden, and fresh bread... hard pine is also present... its palate is dry, chewable and medium-bodied, thick like orange juice and buzzing like it as well... this breathes orange, mango, grapefruit, mint, tea leaf, and pine nugget... big as its 8.5% ABV suggests, yet by no means off-putting... its finish is lingering, dripping with a juicy bombast that also feels boozy and fulfilling.... definitely a worthy gift from Brad, this works well as a sweet nightcap after a nice night with friends...

Nov 09, 2019
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Knoght5191 from Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I dont usually review beers online here. It's been forever since I logged into my account. But I had to write about this one. The mouth feel is almost perfect, great body too. Although slightly soapy, you still get a nice creamy flavor of oranges. It is very pleasant to drink, yet at the same time a really nice sipper.

Oct 16, 2019
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iguanodon from Utah

4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Draft. Pours hazy bright orange/gold with little head. Aroma is citrus, tropical fruit, pineapple, pine. Taste is citrus, resin, very well balanced with bitter hops. Nice mouth feel, thick and juicy.

Oct 06, 2019
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mntlover from Tennessee

4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy pale yellow small bar pour white head, great lace. Aroma big tropical fruits mango, pineapple, manderin oranges done light underlying bitter hops pine-tree. Taste is like the nose big fruity flavors but with a big pine resin scrap your tounge finish, I like it. Nose and front is almost NE style but it finishes West Coast style. Mouthfeel is right side of medium with medium carbonation. Overall enjoy this one, maybe it was the mediocre stout I had before it.

Jul 14, 2019
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beerloserLI from New York

3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Scored from a 5/22/19 canning.

A straw yellow color on the pour with hazy clarity and a fluffy white head. Subtle citrus and sugars on the nose. A rather concentrated hop flavor upfront on the first few sips. Lots of citrus notes on the flow with notes of lemon, orange, and grapefruit. Decently bitter on the finish with a touch of resin and pine. A moderate mouth feel. The heavily concentrated feel does drink a bit syrupy at times. Still strays from not being too sweet.

Overall, decent stuff but not exactly as great as it once was.

Jun 12, 2019
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Traded for this a while ago but unfortunately, there wasn't a date stamped on the bottom of the can. Surprised to see how high this was rated on here, given that this came across like so many other American Imperial IPA's that I've had. There wasn't much of anything wrong with this beer so much as there wasn't anything outstanding about it, even though it went down easily for being so strong!

Not a bad pour to this as the liquid was a muted gold with plenty of sediment floating in it. A nice, fluffy head topped it off as the lacing was in lovely rings near the top of my pint glass with a few thicker sections below that. Lots of citrus, tropical fruit, and dank hops in the muted nose as the latter really came through in the taste once this fully warmed up. Turbid pine and hints of weed came through along with mango and papaya, as the oats gave this plenty of body to counter it's more hoppy first impression. Not a lot of carbonation and the Pilsner Malt made this quite dry on the palate once I finished it off.

There was enough booze in this but it was well-hidden by everything else that was going on here. Not a bad beer but not on par with the better offerings from Tree House, Other Half, or other regional brewers that are killing it right now. I would love to give a fresher can of this a go and see if this was really worth all of the hype on here!

May 13, 2019
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mschrei from Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From @patrickCT. Longtime want. Did not disappoint. Weka orange color, slightly hazy, some floaters. Dank hoppy smell. Taste is slightly bitter, dank, hoppy. Hint of citrus. Easy drinking. Slight mouth watering.

Mar 17, 2019
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BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

3.26/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Brutalfarce for this one. 12oz can (HOORAY!!!) poured into 14oz teku. Poured a very hazy dark orange color with over an inch of rocky white head that had very good retention and good lacing.

There was a light malt base, and some earthy, bordering on skunk-type, hops in the nose. On the tongue, the hops were more citrusy, with an interesting amount of bitterness and tang.

The body was just on the light side of medium, and had a semi-dry finish. Drinkability was good, I could see having this in my rotation were it locally available. Overall, a solidly enjoyable brew. Worth trying if you get the chance.

Mar 13, 2019
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PatrickCT from Connecticut

4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pale straw body. Cloudy. One and a half finger of white, bubbly head. Soapy. Lots of sticky lace.
The aroma is earthy, grassy and with lots of citrus. Lemon, orange and grapefruit. Hints of cooked oats.
The taste is grapefruit, pineapple, rind, grass, chives and a peppery spice finish with a nip of alcohol.
Medium light body, soft and with medium carbonation.

Feb 20, 2019
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haines710 from Delaware

4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottom of the can says canned on 9/10/18 and here I am drinking it in early 2019. It has been sitting here in Wegmans for a while but is still very tasty. I picked up a couple of cans as part of a make your own six pack. Smell is citrus and taste is fruity and malty with a bitter finish. Very nice DIPA. I will look for fresher but happy to have tried this.

Jan 02, 2019
Captain's Daughter from Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 1499 ratings