Toughcats IPA - Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
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3.8/5 rDev +3.5%
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.
02-06-2012 06:59:25 | More by beerbiatchMD
3.78/5 rDev +3%
A: Pours a golden amber color with 2+ fingers of creamy head that takes a while to fade down to a cap. Leaves some great lacing all the way down the glass
S: Some light earthy, floral, and fruity hops stick out amongst some deep caramel malts and breadiness. Not over the top, but refreshing
T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the lightly sweet malts and earthy and light citrusy tones of the palisades. Some floral notes come along with the breadiness. Finishes with a touch of sweetness and very low bitterness
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation
O: Because of the low(er) bittering abilities of the palisade hops (this is a single hop IPA), this one is more on the refreshing side of IPAs rather than tongue-numbing side of others. If you like earthy and floral IPAs with lower-end bittering, this one will definitely suit your style
05-14-2014 05:30:11 | More by BEERMILER12
Toughcats IPA from Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
83 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.