Captain's Daughter

Rhode Island
United States
Captain's Daughter IPA Beer Grey Sail Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
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.

Profile

ABV: 
8.5%
IBUs: 
69
Judges Review 
Rodney A. Tillinghast's picture
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

A style with all of the subtleness of a tomahawk to the skull: Double IPA. But, for beer lovers and those who appreciate hop-derived goodness, this beer is a home run. 

The brew pours a dank, hazy yellow with a billowy head and persistent lacing during the entire glass.Various aromas explode from the glass: papaya, pineapple, lemon zest, and an underlying piney, "French Onion Soup" note. First taste reveals a huge, clean malt flavor supported by a firm yet smooth bitterness – this is not a bitter hop bomb by any means.  

Flavor also features a strong "Juicy Fruit" tone mixed in with the aforementioned papaya profile. Each sip ends with a luscious, creamy, slightly alcoholic and resiny hop fade. This is a dangerously drinkable yet highly complex ale indeed.  

This is a top-flight Double IPA – a delicious hop nosh to be savored. Seek this out at all available outlets.