Cant Dog Imperial IPA | Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant

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Cant Dog Imperial IPACant Dog Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
Maine, United States
marshallwharf.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

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.

Added by warriorsoul on 11-25-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
255
Reviews:
57
Avg:
4
pDev:
12%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
38
For Trade:
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Photo of scotorum
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

MARSHALLS WHARF CANT DOG IIPA 4/17/17

This review begins a run of ten on Maine brews, which scratches the surface of the many.

Poured from the 16 oz. can into a wine glass.

a; Clear amber with a two inch white head which receded to thick surface foam and dense lacing.

s; Butterscotch!

t: Follows the nose along with a moderate hop bite. Bittersweet finish. As it warms the butterscotch (as opposed to caramel malt) aroma and flavor rise and fall but remain apparent to the end.

m: Medium, good body and carbonation tingle.

o; An unusual IIPA with a dessert beer aspect. An "I know, I can't believe it either!" brew. Lingering bitterness is a bit offputting at first but damn it's different!

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Photo of aquabears
4.46/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful ruddy gold, but dark for an IPA. Nice lacing. Smell is herbal and sweet malt, caramel, slight hint of pine needles. Resinous sweetness, super fruity. The alcohol is present on the end but not overpowering, bitterness also hides until the end of the swallow. Slick mouthfeel, gentle but present carbonation. Unexpectedly thick and slightly chewy.
I really enjoy this, but it doesn't feel very IPA-like.

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Photo of byronic
3.64/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mre0683
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmorris15
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerk_Store
3.86/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SavageHopHead
3.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Johncnh
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brian29
2.8/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bootdown21
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CommonSense
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Fresh can into glass.

Nice dark amber with a beautiful head and lacing.

Can not smell this at all really. Kind of disappointing....

Enough abv to warm my ears, but it's hidden pretty well in the taste.

Definitely malt-heavy and not as hoppy as I'd like. This is, of course, my own preference. Won't be buying this one again, but I can definitely respect the style and quality of the beer. Worth a try for sure.

84/100

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Photo of dbsrs
2.65/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Lower than average Red. Low ach. Content. Pass. And move to the IPA

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Photo of donkeyrunner
2.21/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Josh picked this up for me while in Portland

Amber with a big bubbly head. Looks good. Smells like pine needles, earthy hops and maybe a little butter in the malt. Tastes hot and gross. Boozey caramel malt sloshes around a wee bit of piney hops. Big bitter alcoholic background. Lots of hops bitterness, minimal hop flavor. Cough medicine shudder finish.

Gross. Marshall Wharf is usually one of my favorite "I know that you don't know" breweries and I look for them whenever I'm at Novare Res. By far the worst I've had from them.

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Photo of HamdenHector
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A; crystal clear; bronze in color; with a fairly aggressive pour, a 3+ finger light khaki head that receded slowly to a thick cap; very little lacing;

S: earthy and floral hops with caramel in the background;

T: floral with earthy and caramel behind it from start to finish; mild bitterness that builds to moderate in the aftertaste;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish; ABV well hidden;

O: although the ABV is subtle, you know you're drinking a big beer;

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Photo of Bunuelian
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billab914
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 5EKF
3.28/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ScottHiggins207
3.86/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xtonytx
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into wine glass canned on 11/22

A: deep darker amber in color looks like a brown ale in the glass decent clarity small tight head white in color

S: a lot of roasted malt a light butter smell a little like roasted caramelized melon if that makes sense

T: its really malty but smooth hops are very dialed back or I can't taste them. A lot of nice grains and corn a nice bit of sweetness

M: full feel the carbonation is quite high but very slick and velvety quite nice across the tongue

O: Absolutely was not expecting the beer to taste this way. I see Imperial Pale Ale and I think huge hops. Pale Ales are not always high hops this is just a roasty malty big beer at 9.7ABV but very smooth and quite good. Marshall Wharf gets a bad rap for the butteriness (what most people assume is a byproduct of something going wrong in the brewing process) of the beers but I think it lends a softness to them that actually improves the taste.

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Photo of freshcarl
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnPCav
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LXIXME
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Cant Dog Imperial IPA from Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
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