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Captain's Daughter

September, 2015
Judges Rating: 
23 / 24
6 / 6
38 / 40
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.