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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

194 Ratings
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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 49
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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Resuin

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +8%

Pint can poured into a snifter. This was canned on 03/06/14 so 10 days ago.

Appearance: Pours a deep translucent amber and leaves a finger of slightly off-white head. Carbonation bubbles can be seen floating to the surface, but this is a very dark ipa.

Smell: Big dank, musty, resinous hops. Also caramel, malts, citrus, mango. A nice floral hint behind it all as well. Pleasant, interesting aroma.

Taste: Resin, some pine, mango, malts, caramel, some biscuit; pretty dank. Surprisingly smooth for the ABV.

Mouth-feel: Medium carbonation with a medium to thick velvetty feel. Finishes surprisingly smooth.

Overall: Really impressive beer. Very different for an IPA, lots of flavor and a really nice feel to it. A great, big IPA.

03-16-2014 21:59:32 | More by Resuin
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jbarletto

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-21-2014 03:20:05 | More by jbarletto
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CTJman

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-19-2014 23:34:39 | More by CTJman
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CSeavey64

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

02-13-2014 22:35:57 | More by CSeavey64
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cestlavie

New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-01-2014 06:35:09 | More by cestlavie
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NHbeerfishing

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-01-2014 05:25:01 | More by NHbeerfishing
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MarcWP

Arizona

3.9/5  rDev -4.9%

Into a Sam Adams glass.

Pours a slightly hazy burnt orange with fluffy beige head that settles to one finger and hangs out for awhile.

Aroma is caramel, orange marmalade, big bread dough, and fruitcake. Smells very malt forward for an IPA.

On the palate you get that malt presence with sweet dough, caramel, and rye bread with the hops taking on more of a side kick role with orange pith, faint pine, and lemon peel. Finishes pretty sweet.

Mouthfeel is pretty spot on.

Overall a very malt forward, "east coast" style IPA. Pretty good but I'd put Dogfish 90 ahead of this.

01-28-2014 23:34:38 | More by MarcWP
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mjstacker

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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cincysig

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

01-24-2014 19:56:01 | More by cincysig
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jmsedgwick

Mississippi

2.5/5  rDev -39%

01-24-2014 11:01:25 | More by jmsedgwick
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Jslay013

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

01-15-2014 22:18:57 | More by Jslay013
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CoolEthan

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

01-05-2014 01:19:15 | More by CoolEthan
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

12-30-2013 02:13:29 | More by williamjbauer
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Amgarnier

Maine

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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comradekyle

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

12-27-2013 00:12:04 | More by comradekyle
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zbodnar1

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

12-24-2013 02:21:47 | More by zbodnar1
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

12-22-2013 04:38:24 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

12-22-2013 04:30:15 | More by kjkinsey
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dasenebler

Maine

2.9/5  rDev -29.3%

12/19/13
Marshall Wharf Cant Dog
16oz can, packaged 11/26/13 (?)

Pours a nice deep amber, very good clarity. Nice one-finger head retains beautifully. (4.5)

Aroma is estery, with some fruity hops. Diacetyl lurking in the background. (3)

Flavor has a lot of booze, bitterness, caramel malt and hop resin. Notes of stressed fermentation include: acetaldehyde, mild diacetyl and light mercaptan. It's hoppy but too many flaws cloud the good flavors. Medium carbonation, slick feel. (2, 3.5)

Not very clean, and not a great example of the style, but drinkable if very cold. I've had this stuff in much better shape than this. I probably would have liked it more if I just drank it straight from the can. (3)

12-19-2013 23:57:59 | More by dasenebler
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MaineMark

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

12-18-2013 18:04:10 | More by MaineMark
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millionsuns

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

10-26-2013 12:38:35 | More by millionsuns
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Cheld

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

10-20-2013 04:26:46 | More by Cheld
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gillagorilla

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-11-2013 17:13:14 | More by Adamostella
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dfecteau

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

10-10-2013 18:10:17 | More by dfecteau
Cant Dog Imperial IPA from Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
91 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.