Captain's Daughter
Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island

Captain's DaughterCaptain's Daughter
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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #63
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
96
Ranked #638
Avg:
4.33 | pDev: 8.31%
Reviews:
291
Ratings:
1,472
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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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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.

Shiredave from New York, May 29, 2020
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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.

MikeWard from Pennsylvania, Feb 07, 2020
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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.

Nugganooch from California, Dec 30, 2019
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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.

Maltyhead from Massachusetts, Dec 14, 2019
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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...

dacrza1 from New Jersey, Nov 09, 2019
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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.

Knoght5191 from Pennsylvania, Oct 16, 2019
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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.

Photo of mntlover
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.

mntlover from Tennessee, Jul 14, 2019
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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.

beerloserLI from New York, Jun 12, 2019
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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!

JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey, May 13, 2019
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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.

mschrei from Illinois, Mar 17, 2019
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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.

beertunes from Montenegro, Mar 13, 2019
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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.

PatrickCT from Connecticut, Feb 20, 2019
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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.

haines710 from Delaware, Jan 02, 2019
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4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can dated 7/25/18 poured into a Teku
A: Hazy light orange with a two-finger head
S: Fresh guava/tropical fruit, orange/pomelo rind, hints of pine/herbs
T: Fresh, more citrus-forward with a dry herbal/earthy finish
M: Medium-bodied, crisp
O: Delicious, smells even better, very well-made

Photo of Gajo74
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had it on tap at Arts and Crafts Beer Parlour, NYC.
Pours a semi hazy golden color with a modest frothy head. Decent head retention results in a light film and lacing.
A bouquet of fruit aromas, including citrus, tropical and stone fruit, hits the nose and imparts a juicy sweetness. It complements a malty aroma that is bready and biscuity.
The taste opens up with a caramel malt sweetness. Then, a prominent but smooth hops bitterness soon develops and increases in intensity. The hops flavors evoke pineapple, mango, peach, apricot, and grapefruit, as well as pine resin. The finish is citrusy, evoking flavors of grapefruit rind, resiny, bitter and dry.
Medium to full bodied with a chewy malt texture. Finely balanced between sweetness and bitternes, with the resiny hops creating some stickiness in the lips.
Good DIPA overall that drinks easily.

Gajo74 from New York, Sep 05, 2018
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4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

MacMalt from New Jersey, Aug 05, 2018
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4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

Boto from Connecticut, Aug 03, 2018
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3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

jykleo from New York, Aug 03, 2018
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4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

beatonian from Massachusetts, Jul 27, 2018
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4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Gavage from New Jersey, Jul 15, 2018
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3.62/5  rDev -16.4%
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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4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

woodychandler from Pennsylvania, Jul 06, 2018
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3.95/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

jmdrpi from Pennsylvania, Jul 01, 2018
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4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

The-Adjunct-Hippie from South Dakota, Jun 22, 2018
Captain's Daughter from Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 1472 ratings