Tasting: October 26, 2015
Style: Imperial IPA
Beer #: 833
In amassing a collection of more than eight hundred different beers in this diary, I have developed somewhat of a bit of a “been there, done that” attitude. I’ve hunted them down and once the hunt is complete, there wouldn’t be the same thrill in finding it again.
That being said, I still maintain an ample mental list of beer on my radar and Captain’s Daughter from Grey Sail has held an imaginary spot for about a year. I’ve unsuccessfully tried trading for Captain’s Daughter several times but the asking price (in my opinion) has been a bit steep. Thwarted in the trade arena – it’s either go to the distribution area or have the distribution come to you. While I figured this Rhode Island beer might find its way into New York or even New Jersey sooner or later – that day came a quicker than expected when Cable Beverage posted availability on Friday afternoon.
I usually get the OMG moment right out of the gate. While it didn’t happen with Captain’s Daughter, I’ll say that she delivered on the promise of full-bodied beer with ample amounts of grapefruit and citrus rind. What it lacked was a fresh juicy hop flavor and the bitterness spirals a little out of control on the finish. While the can says enjoy fresh – here’s another example of a beer that lacks canning date. Don’t get me wrong – Captain’s Daughter is an awesome beer at 93 points but I was expecting something along the lines of Gandhi Bot or Second Fiddle for some reason. Cross another off the imaginary list and on to the next hunt.