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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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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

184 Ratings
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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 19
Gots: 19 | 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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smakawhat

Maryland

3.6/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into my Dogfish Ale House glass. Thanks Toasterchef!

Real nice amber body, hinting to red but mostly a nice burnt orange. Real nice three finger head forms with pinhead bubbles, off white. Clumps nicely also very nice looking brew.

Nose is subtle airy hop, light malts and whisps of herbal notes. Nothing quite impressive but perfectly fine, doesn't hint of large hop dipa territory.

This is real interesting flavor on the palate. Hits with lots of sweet honey and malt cinnamon. Afterfinish has some oily presence, and an odd aftertaste. Hints at medicine. A good malty palate feel, hints with juice hop tastes. A little noticeable bit of citrus orange and honey toast bread.

This is quite nice not too bad, but the sweetness angle on it is a bit much for me, with nice honey, but slightly unpleasant medicinal bitterness. Worth trying.

Serving type: can

12-09-2012 18:58:31 | More by smakawhat
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-07-2012 00:57:17 | More by mattparsons
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rderedin

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

11-24-2012 16:59:55 | More by rderedin
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mkeene78


4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

11-24-2012 01:49:08 | More by mkeene78
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erlenmeyer

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

11-21-2012 01:37:04 | More by erlenmeyer
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Dbrag

Maine

5/5  rDev +21.7%

11-18-2012 21:36:04 | More by Dbrag
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valdieu2

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

11-18-2012 06:26:00 | More by valdieu2
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1 Pint can with a canned on date of 11/9

A: Pours a nice golden amber color with 2 fingers worth of sticky white head that retains forever

S: A good dose of piney, floral, and resiny hops stand out, with a light malt background

T: Starts off with a huge wave of fruity and piney hops that eventually mellows out to a nice malt backbone that lends some sweetness that really helps to balance to initial onslaught of hops. Not too bitter on the finish

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Creamy and smooth

O: Glad to see that MW is finally getting their beers canned and distributed. This is one solid beer, especially when it's this fresh (8 days at the time of drinking). At $4.99 for a pint can it isn't too bad of a deal either. Recommended

Serving type: can

11-18-2012 01:12:45 | More by BEERMILER12
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GuyIncognito

Maine

4.68/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: can

11-17-2012 17:06:24 | More by GuyIncognito
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

3.45/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Joe for bringing this by! Poured into a tulip. There is a nice light tan foamy head; lots of sticky lacing.

The aroma has a touch of pine and lots of melon.

The taste has a nice dose of graham cracker malt with a good piney melon hop backbone. The melon flavor really lingers in the finish.

This is medium bodied, with a nice crisp carbontion.

This is pretty good. I would prefer it if it was a bit lighter in body. This has a nice dose of hops for a quote, east coast, end quote IPA.

Serving type: can

11-16-2012 05:06:35 | More by andrewinski1
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tango22

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

10-16-2012 01:51:04 | More by tango22
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

08-29-2012 18:32:23 | More by mendvicdog
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

08-23-2012 23:47:41 | More by Gatordaddy
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jjcote

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-30-2012 01:59:58 | More by jjcote
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05Harley

New Hampshire

3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: growler

05-12-2012 20:07:59 | More by 05Harley
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Durge

Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another find at Nosh in Portland Maine, this shows a copper edged mahogany color with a fairly decent white crop of bubbles on top and lots of lcing to spare. The aroma is woodsy lemon and skunky. I like it. The flavor brings a syrupy lemon grain with grassy malt. Near full bodied with mild carbonation and a slightly cloying feel. Some brandy nuances with rootbeer background. Lots of malt and some alcohol. Very nice.

Serving type: on-tap

05-11-2012 04:59:24 | More by Durge
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-21-2012 01:21:04 | More by ElGallo
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MaineMike

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

03-24-2012 13:28:23 | More by MaineMike
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was my second bier of the night, a 1/2-pint, during a visit on 09DEC11 with Alewife.

The tall, slender glass was filled with a clear, copper-hued liquid. Carbo was steady, and the head was off-white, creamy and thin, with decent lacing left behind. The body is a bit more than medium, and the feel is smooth and graceful while going down. The aroma is quite inviting, if you're a hop-lover! Lots of citrus wafts about and draws you in for more.

Some toasty malt is first on the palate, leaving a smidge of sweetness behind. Fruitiness then appears, with some apricot melding in with the citrus. It was a touch pithy, with solid, puckery citrus lingering long and well. Very nice bier; quite enjoyable! Zum Wohl!!

4.03 rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1419

Serving type: on-tap

12-13-2011 15:27:59 | More by Bierman9
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LostHighway

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

11-27-2011 11:47:46 | More by LostHighway
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-21-2011 01:04:14 | More by Rochefort10nh
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jlogan7

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

11-20-2011 01:09:03 | More by jlogan7
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

11-14-2011 16:28:15 | More by Jspriest
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at Three Tides, the beer was served in a tulip glass. It pours a bright, pale, orange-amber color with a thin, filmy head. Malty and scotchy smell, with roasted characters. Flavors remain light, with a lemon-lime zest sweetness and a light hopping. Good lacing, and the aftertaste is tangy caramel and light citrus. The finish is dry and slick, but always light. Very refreshing beer despite the flavor bursts and booze content. Very tasty!

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2011 02:02:48 | More by GarthDanielson
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bishopdc0

Maine

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2011 18:47:37 | More by bishopdc0
Cant Dog Imperial IPA from Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
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