Wet Dog - Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
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Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 3 | Show All Ratings:
4.5/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Purchased fresh at the 5th Year of Beer on 10/13/12.
Price - $25.72/4-pack (16oz-cans)
20 pounds of fresh, wet, green Simcoe (that's right, American) hops went into this 7bbl batch of Cant Dog. It's listed here at 11%, however this years version is 9%.
The color of this beer reminds me of star ruby grapefruit pulp with a deep amber almost red appearance. A delicious looking example with a massive amount of creamy white foam that tops off the glass. Solid lacing through out the experience. A closer look towards the finish reveals some fine suspended solids unfiltered, who cares that doesn't detract one bit from the look.
The nose starts out a bit strong in citrus scent with apricot and grapefruit leading the way. Too sweet, not really. A nice blend of pine aroma balances things out thanks to the Simcoe hops.
Taste bud heaven, damn this is good! Sweet and creamy from the start with apricot, orange, grapefruit and caramel malt. It's like enjoying the islands in liquid goodness. This flavor rocks!!
The mouthfeel is smooth and sticky with a medium body. After my second can, a bit of booze can be detected but I could certainly maintain the path leading to the almighty "Wet Dog" god. Hop bitterness, yup it's there. I feel with time on this one though it could become one dimensional. Time will tell, I bought plenty.
Wow, Northern New England is finally gettting this IIPA thing down pat. Unfortunately this is a once a year example. The good news is you can still get HT year round in the can!!
Nice job Dan!! Keep up the good work and let's get this one year round David.
Serving type: can
10-20-2012 23:29:39 | More by 05Harley
3.98/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Digging through my notes, had this at the brewery during the Pemaquid Mussel Festival.
Pours a semi clear amber orange color with pretty much no head.
Nose has fresh fruit, tropical, peach, apricot, grapefruit, light citrusy tropical fruit hops, bit of malts below.
Taste brings light creamy malts, fresh fruit again, grapefruit, tangerine, peach, chewy bitter hops, with a long bitter finish. Tons of super fresh hop flavor.
Mouth is med bodied, light carb, hint of warming booze.
Overall pretty nice, lots of fresh hops bringing tons of fruit and tropical flavors, hides the booze fairly well but a light malt to back up the hops.
Serving type: cask
03-31-2012 22:31:33 | More by jlindros
3.85/5 rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Wet Dog is Marshall Wharf's Cant Dog IIPA that has been wet-hopped, and it was brewed for their 4th Year of Beer celebration, and poured from a firkin. Copper-brown coloring, vibrant and smooth in appearance. No head whatsoever, as is common with firkin beers. The nose has a good oregano and pepper spicing, with a heavy malt background. Very complex flavors, with a good malt profile, and spicy hops to balance. The aftertaste is more of a caramel malt, with an apricot fruit profile and slight pepper spicing. The finish is sweet and slick, with a bit of tang. Good, solid brew.
Serving type: cask
11-13-2011 03:07:24 | More by GarthDanielson
Wet Dog from Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.