1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Cant Dog Imperial IPACant Dog Imperial IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

203 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 203
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 22
Gots: 24 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 203 | Reviews: 50 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Jorgenp
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%

Jorgenp, Friday at 03:40 AM
Photo of mst934
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%

Just cracked one that I brought back from a recent trip to Maine. This puppy is a toss up in my book. As described, super malty and maybe (?) overly boozy. Sweet on the front in with citrus and floral notes, and a heavy dose of some pine. Smell is beautiful. Sticks to your lips, that's for sure. Color is a deep burnt orange. Trekking around Portland, ME, this was a hard 4 pack to find. Not my favorite, but I know a lot of people who are going to dig this one. Side note, this beer is better (IMO) as it warms up. Low to mid 50s.

mst934, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of TheSamKuehn
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

TheSamKuehn, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of etmur007
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

etmur007, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of naDOOFUS
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

naDOOFUS, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of JGLittle
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

JGLittle, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of Nish
4.6/5  rDev +12.2%

Nish, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of WesFoxlove
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

WesFoxlove, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of slowfade
4/5  rDev -2.4%

slowfade, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of Kramerbarthomer
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%

Kramerbarthomer, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of BastardFromABasket
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

BastardFromABasket, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of Suzu
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Great IPA!!

Suzu, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of razorsdescent
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

razorsdescent, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of Clayton73
4.8/5  rDev +17.1%

Clayton73, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

The beer is bright golden with a thick, light tan head. Aromas of pine, sap, alcohol, malt, a touch of spice. Big hoppy flavor amid a robust malt body. Sticky on the palate with warming alcohol heat. Truly, a malt and hops monster, as described. Not my stylistic preference. Ok...

Huhzubendah, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of MikeCactusGordon
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

MikeCactusGordon, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

oline73, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of ContentmentDIPA
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

ContentmentDIPA, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of tigg924
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

tigg924, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of McCullough
5/5  rDev +22%

McCullough, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of heystevec
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

heystevec, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of SawDog505
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13 oz tulip, canned 7/5/14. Pours a reddish orange, with a two inch off white head that leaves plenty of lace.

Smell is very aggressive apricot, tangerine, caramel, hard candy, fresh cut grass, pine, and grapefruit.

The taste follows the nose apricot and caramel start, with cut grass, hard candy, and piney grapefruit deliver in the lingering finish.

Body is large, plenty of carbonation for a beer of this heft, a touch dry, and drinkable for the hop heads of the world.

This a very nice and different DIPA, one that gets more complicated as it gets closer to room temp.

SawDog505, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

alienlifeforcecube, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of jaywes754
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

jaywes754, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of Pwbres
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Pwbres, Jul 11, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Cant Dog Imperial IPA from Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
92 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.