Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Flagship Ale | Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Flagship AleFlagship Ale
176 Ratings
Flagship AleFlagship Ale

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

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by bruachan on 01-02-2012

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 176 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of WhitmansNiece
2/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of chris1919
2/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of joekriii
2.46/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of HoppySeb
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of adjunctlager
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of BumpkinBrewer
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of SenorHops
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of npendres
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of HelpMeBloody
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Eziel
2.55/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of KevinDanger23
2.56/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of emptyglassagain
2.68/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Looks like a typical cream ale with a bit of lacing and a light golden color. A faint smell with nothing jumping out at me and a similar taste. Maybe a bit of breadiness from the malt and minimal hop aroma or flavor. there just doesn't seem to be much there. While very smooth and a bit creamy it feels light and thin as well and if I didn't know better would describe it more as a "light beer" than a cream ale. I was disappointed with this and wouldn't call this my flagship beer. The flavor was lacking but I suppose it was balanced if you want to give it something positive. Nothing harsh or off putting.

 614 characters

Photo of InkedinRi
2.73/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Was not crazy about this beer, it's very malty. Not my thing.

61 characters

Photo of JamLand
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of curlybird
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of Soxfan45
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of johnnnniee
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Can from MrBarleywine, thanks for the opportunity! Slightly hazy light golden color, light amount of floaties, smallish bubbly white head slowly dissipates. Aroma is sweet sugary maltiness mostly with light sweet orange fruitiness and little to no hop. The flavor is sugary sweet maltiness with hints of fruit and little to no hop flavor or bitterness. The only thing cutting through the massive sweetness of this beer is the carbonic acid form the carbonation. This is a one and done beer.

 490 characters

Photo of pottergator
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of kmos27
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of TX-Badger
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clear golden color with white head. Cereal grains on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes pretty clean. Not a ton of flavor.

 153 characters

Photo of Will_Rivera
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of woosterbill
2.77/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz can into a Duvel tulip. Thanks to vonschplieffen for sharing this new arrival to CT. It's good to see another RI brewery on the scene.

A: Slightly hazy pale amber body under a frothy white head. Ok retention, good lace. Nice.

S: Slightly salty, slightly vomitous, and primarily corny. Really not good.

T: Better here, with sweet corn being the dominant flavor. Very boring and one-note, with a mildly bitter finish. No better than average for a generally underwhelming style.

M: Light-to-medium body with light, creamy carbonation. Pretty good.

O: Apart from the awful smell this wasn't too terrible. I'm sure it's intended to be consumed directly from an ice-cold can - savoring it in a tulip may have put undue emphasis on the aroma. Obviously you'd expect a well-made beer to stand up to the strictest scrutiny, but I'm sure this would be fine as a thirst-quencher under the right circumstances.


 917 characters

Photo of ScaryEd
2.82/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Chester-NewEngland
2.83/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JasonL02
2.88/5  rDev -14.3%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Flagship Ale from Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 176 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.