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Cant Dog Imperial IPA - Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant

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Cant Dog Imperial IPACant Dog Imperial IPA

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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 21
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is the one beer that our brewers and I would take to that mythical deserted island if we could only bring one Marshall Wharf beer. Huge malt backbone matched with huge amounts of hops.

(Beer added by: warriorsoul on 11-25-2008)
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Reviews by divineaudio:
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3.93/5  rDev -4.1%

16oz can courtesy of valdieu2 into a wine glass.

a - pours a hazy, reddish amber color and forms an inch thick, dense, creamy, tan head right away. foam takes its time calming, but eventually winds up as a thin film with an island of bubbles in the middle and sheets of lacing on the sides of the glass.

s - grapefruit, toasty, grassy, faint honey. standard ipa aroma.

t - light citrus over a sweeter, toasty malt base. hops shine through as notes of grapefruit, grass, and light pine. bitterness is on the mild side. very well balanced, all the flavors seem to blend together in a nice, delicate way.

m - medium in body with just enough carbonation and a finer co2 profile. smooth and creamy.

o - solid all around and quite enjoyable. given the many ipa's that are out there, this one stands out for it's delicacy. it's not a hop bomb, or a malt bomb, and doesn't have anything odd or unusual going on. just a well crafted, well balanced double ipa.

01-05-2013 03:21:06 | More by divineaudio
More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

05-17-2014 17:32:42 | More by Jordandid
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Served in a mug at novare res.

A nice amber color withh a sticky head.

The aroma is very hopped citrus with a full nose. The nose is full of flowers and a wonderful fresh hop

The taste matches the nose full of citrus hops up front, the hops continue mellowing any sweet malts to finish bitter but not offensive at all veryh nice.

06-26-2011 18:47:37 | More by bishopdc0
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

03-21-2014 21:32:59 | More by 77apm
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

01-24-2014 19:56:01 | More by cincysig
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Filled at the brewery 11/22/08
Light copper in color, slightly hazed with a pillow soft head, bright white in color and 1" thick w/ a gentle pour. Beautiful lacing and incredible head retention.
Spicy hops up front, partially floral and some citrus with a lingering nose.
Taste is where this one wins you over...a boatload of citrus hops, with that spiciness adding some balance. A bittering finish with the malt backbone adding some serious depth to this double.
Mouthfeel is thick...slightly sweet w/out being cloying.
Finishes fairly clean, with just a hint of citrus lingering on the pallet.
Alcohol is very well masked, making this one a dangerously drinkable brew.
Word has it there is a 2 beer limit on this one at the restaurant...I say good call.
Proceed with caution.

11-25-2008 03:07:36 | More by warriorsoul
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3.95/5  rDev -3.7%

Appearance: 1 inch head, high carbonation, brownish-gold in color, clear

Smell: pithy citrus rind

Taste: very citrusy: peaches, tangerines, and other tropical fruit hops

Mouthfeel: medium body, sweet with a bitter end, high carbonation

Overall: An enjoyable, fruity IPA. Many layers of citrus flavors make this a pleasure to drink. If it were not for the high ABV, I could have several.

08-04-2014 14:22:57 | More by tigg924
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

07-23-2014 01:24:41 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

01-30-2013 05:34:22 | More by Hairrrrrrrr
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West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

12-30-2013 02:13:29 | More by williamjbauer
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

06-23-2014 15:48:51 | More by Dillonius
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

04-27-2013 04:44:18 | More by tugg407
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New Hampshire

3.68/5  rDev -10.2%

Purchased on 5/6/12 @ Marshall Wharf Brewery, Belfast Maine.
(300 calories)

The appearance is a beautiful shade of deep amber with a layer of off white thick creamy suds. Speckled lacing covers the glass from head to toe after a short stay from the creamy covering.

Aroma is sweet with fruity tones from start to finish. Citrus fruit hops and caramel malts dominate with maybe a slight hint of pine, very faint but is buried in there.

The flavor is sweet fruity hops draped over a caramel backbone and dragging along some booze. Very sweet, bordering cloying and unbalanced.

Body is medium with a slick feel. Aftertaste is pleasent due to the sweetness. After several glasses a good amount of bitterness and dry feel bring closure.

Overall this is a decent beer, however I do prefer the BA version over this example which is weird in itself (a barrel aged IPA), but it was f_ck_ng good.

05-12-2012 20:07:59 | More by 05Harley
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

06-21-2014 20:27:59 | More by Iparedman
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3.6/5  rDev -12.2%

a: Beautiful thick two finger foam that sticks to the glass as you drink. Very clear amber.

s: Extremely powerful hop aroma. Citrus with hints of pine.

t: Lots and lots of hops, only after the beer warms up you can start tasting some malts. Not much caramel more biscuit notes. Pine taste but it fades to a buttery/diacetyl taste.

m: Very bitter, the big alcohol warms your mouth. Medium to High body with medium to low carbonation.

o: Big beer with lots of flavor. A little too many which takes away from the beer. The flavor is not as clean as I would like. It is an average imperial IPA

12-27-2013 22:56:42 | More by Amgarnier
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5/5  rDev +22%

07-27-2014 00:56:01 | More by McCullough
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4.33/5  rDev +5.6%

On tap at the source...6/18/09

A. Dark copper, thin white head nice lacing.

S. Very sweet, honey soaked biscuits, citrus, grapefruit,

T. Sweet citrus, pine, some malt..

M. Smooth, rich, malty finish...

D. Well I'm siting here and the limit is only two... I could drink a few of these... The alcohol is hidden at 10% it's sneakin up on me...

06-18-2009 23:24:58 | More by mikeale
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New Hampshire

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%

Poured a can dated 12/30/13 (25 days old) into a tulip glass.

Very pretty, darker in color reminds me of a West Coast IPA.

Smell is a bit sweet, not getting any fruit. Sweet in a candy kind of way.

Mouthfeel is fine, good carbonation.

Overall, the local hype around this beer might have made my expectations a little too high. I'm not a huge fan of malty beers and i think this is more malty then hoppy. Still very good overall, just not exactly what I expected.

01-24-2014 23:56:41 | More by mjstacker
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

03-06-2013 11:47:32 | More by ChrisL24481
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

07-25-2014 00:17:43 | More by heystevec
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

12-16-2012 18:23:22 | More by Snellgg5
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

05-24-2013 01:43:59 | More by kbuzz
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4.68/5  rDev +14.1%

We have been waiting for Marshall Wharf to start canning for a long time now. Their first release, Cant Dog, was worth the wait. It lived up to all the hype, and delivers an imperial punch. Beautiful light mahogany color, and amazing hop balance. Reminded me of a Resin, but with more caramel overtones. This beer just plain makes me happy.

11-17-2012 17:06:24 | More by GuyIncognito
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-14-2013 07:40:49 | More by gillagorilla
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Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +22%

01-29-2013 13:58:30 | More by Craftonly23121
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Cant Dog Imperial IPA from Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
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