Beer Review: Grey Sail Captain’s Daughter Double IPA

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A very unsuspecting can of beer called Captain’s Daughter, a Double IPA from Rhode Island brewery Grey Sail, is next. I had heard about this beer and when I finally got my hands on it I was definitely surprised. Captain’s Daughter is a year round offering from Grey Sail and a beer that has gotten the attention of east coast hop heads. Captain’s Daughter comes in at 8.5% ABV and 69 IBUs.

Appearance: Super hazy golden color with a small head and some great lacing. I called the can unsuspecting but I really do love the art, it is very classic.

Nose: Great mosaic and citra nose. Mango is huge and is accompanied by tropical fruit, grapefruit, tangerine, citrus and some earthy/grassy notes. This beer has a really big, but also deep aroma, lots of layers.

Taste/Mouth: Subtle bitterness up front with huge pineapple and grapefruit flavors. The grapefruit is almost like fresh grapefruit or grapefruit juice. Some grassy and earthy notes from the aroma carry over nicely. The malt is there but just enough to keep the huge hop flavors and bitterness in check. This is one tasty beer.

Price/Availability: Out of Rhode Island, not entirely sure of either as this was given to me in a trade.

Overall: Super surprised and impressed by how amazing this beer was. I think you could call it inconspicuous because you could easily overlook this beer at the store if you saw it. Word of advice though, definitely do not overlook this one, great grapefruit aroma and flavors which really make this an incredible Double IPA.

Grade: A

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