Great Ketch | Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island

BA SCORE
4.1/5
98 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 05-04-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,794
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
98
pDev:
10.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
33
Trade:
0
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Photo of musicsherlock
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can from the brewery
No born on date
Reviewed on 08.30.17

Hazy, light straw colored with ample effervescence. Thin white head that leaves a coating and lacing
Feint smells of citrus hops, could be stronger
Burst of flavor and carbonation on first sip, taste exceeds smell. Hop forward, quick bitter and then clean finish. Boost of booziness at the end too, which I like.
Great Lager carbonation level, sticky at first but fades to a relatively clean mouthfeel...this side of dry
Overall an excellent IPL. Great summer beer with the carbonation level balancing the ABV level

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Photo of mojohawk21
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can to lager glass, the appearance was a golden crisp color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Trickling lace. The aroma had some sweet corn blending with some grassy and piney hops. Little bit of hop spice at the very end flowing over some bready malts. The flavor was moderately sweet with the hop spice coming in and allowing some bitterness riding along to flow on into the aftertaste and finish. The palate was between light and medium bodied with a good sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Overall, pretty good India pale lager. I’d have again.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wafers
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBob44
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

My new favorite IPL. Love the eclectic mixer of hops. (read the can).
Look is a beautifully consistent golden haze
Smell on the citrus side with an earthy waft
Taste is right on for the style
Feel is smooth all around
Overall is just a good as Captain's Daughter.
Final thoughts: Have it if you can!!

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Photo of WheelsPSU
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.72/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reminds me of Southern Tier's Krampus. This isn't an everyday style for me (i.e. I only drink Krampus on Krampus day and/or decorating tree), but onto this beer.

A: Hazy lemon. Fizzy head. Not much lacing in particular.

S: Papaya, orange, berries, pink peppercorn and pine.

M: Thick, a bit syrupy, and I'm sampling it cold. Not an easy sipper, which it shouldn't be due to my ABV. Still, it's more of a chore than others. Hint of pine crispness leaves things.

T: Cape gooseberry, pine, pithy orange. An earthy, musty doughy combo of cracker malt, peach and lychee...Lots of the latter. A lot of really intense flavors going on here.

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of butters_mcgee
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of samibr
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stubbie1
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft..
Nice yellow in color, slight haze. Thin white head. The aroma caught my nose once it was placed in front of me. Floral, hoppy and hints of fruit. Taste was mildly sweet and hoppy and hints of citrus, finishes with a hint of bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel and refreshing. I enjoy this more than the Captains Daughter.

Don't pass this one up, it is worth it.

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Photo of cdub70085
4.72/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjones5045
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OatmattStout
4.53/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

wow. Very interesting beer. Hops lay the plot. Excellent grapey and fruity hop profile with bright tropical finish . Body spot on. No lingering parching hop bitterness. Long fresh finish. Dry hopping at its best. Outstanding beer. Will seek it out.

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Photo of mhbach97
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AirBob
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of newcastlemike
3.3/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kurzman
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScientificSquill
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SirBentham
4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Casterbridge
3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Great Ketch from Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 98 ratings
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