Toughcats IPA - Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 1 | Show All Ratings:
3.8/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Novare Res in Portland ME on 2/5/12 into a pint glass. 3 weeks of age on this one (so nicely fresh)
A: Orangey reddish yellow in color with good clarity. Has one finger of white head with good retention.
S: Some roastiness, not a ton of hoppiness characteristic of a "normal" IPA. Breadiness and yeast on the nose as well, almost more like an English ale. Not much floral or pine at all.
T: Again, mostly malty bready notes, minimal hops (for an IPA). Some Hop bitterness at the finish which is good but the maltiness predominates. Would compare this taste to more of an English-style ale.
M: Smooth, good carbonation, approachable.
O: I had to ask the server if this was the correct beer as it was so unlike an IPA (my own presumtion). However I've learned that, being a single hopped IPA brewed with Palisade hops, the hop characteristic is toned down quite a bit and there's less piney/grapefruity characteristics (when compared to something like Pliny). Despite having to overcome my own assumptions of what this beer should be, it was a very enjoyable experience. A good beer for sure and I'd have it again.
Serving type: on-tap
02-06-2012 06:59:25 | More by beerbiatchMD
Toughcats IPA from Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
83 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.