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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
89
very good

53 Reviews
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Reviews: 53
Hads: 241
Avg: 4.03
pDev: 24.32%
Wants: 22
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
Maine, United States | website

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: warriorsoul on 11-25-2008

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.
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4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Novare Res.

Pours a light copper/golden color, slightly hazy, small head with minimal lacing.

Smell is a nice arrangement of floral hops, light grapefruit aroma, some citrus and a dash of malt to balance things a bit, but it certainly leans more towards the hop side as it should.

Taste is a rush of hops and citrus, the grapefruit comes through more but not so much that its intolerable, good carbonation level, the alcohol is surprisingly well hidden.

First beer I've had from Marshall Wharf and I'm already looking forward to trying more from them. Good to see more quality DIPA's coming from Maine now.

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Photo of sprucetip
3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes. On tap at the brewery. Pours somewhere between golden and copper. 1 finger head recedes to film and leaves lacing. Very clear. Citrusy, floral hops hit first and lead. Not getting much of the huge malty base. Some heat. TASTE follows nose. Grapefruity and floral hops flavors, malty support is there and tries to balance, but the hops are in charge. Some sweetness is noticeable but dry sharp bitterness lingers past the finish. A bit out of balance toward the hops. FEEL is of moderate carbonation and slightly viscous. Medium/full body, dry bitter finish. OVERALL I wouldn't be disappointed if I made it, but it is out of balance with overly bitter lingering finish. Keep working on it, tweak it a bit and it could be outstanding.

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Photo of warriorsoul
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Cant Dog Imperial IPA from Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
89 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.