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

Cant Dog Imperial IPACant Dog Imperial IPA
BA SCORE
84.2%
Liked This Beer
4.05 w/ 259 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#3,345
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
259
Liked:
218
Avg:
4.05/5
pDev:
11.85%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
38
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 259 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of NolaHopHead
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy orange with a nice glossy golden yellow color. The head was about a finger and a half of white foaminess. It died down after about a minute leaving some nice gentle lacing sticking for a little bit and then sliding into the beer. The smell had a vast amount of grapefruit notes up front with a nice allocation of mango, lemon, and light lime to be the bittersweet part and then after a bit of warming, there’s some nice sweet caramel to balance just a bit. The taste was fully bittersweet all around taking in both sides of the bitter to the sweet and making it slightly sticky in the aftertaste and yet leading to a slightly refreshing finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with not much of a sessionable aspect to it. The carbonation was good for the DIPA style as it was just harsh enough but still smooth enough all around. Overall, very nicely done DIPA that I wouldn't mind coming back to.

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Photo of jhavs
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of scotorum
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
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 +10.1%
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 -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mre0683
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmorris15
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerk_Store
3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SavageHopHead
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Johncnh
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brian29
2.8/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bootdown21
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CommonSense
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
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 -34.6%
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 -45.4%
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 +4.2%
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 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billab914
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 5EKF
3.28/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ScottHiggins207
3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xtonytx
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Cant Dog Imperial IPA from Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
Beer rating: 84.2% out of 100 with 259 ratings
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