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

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258 Ratings
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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:
258
Reviews:
58
Avg:
4
pDev:
12%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
38
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 258 |  Reviews: 58
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 jmsedgwick
2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of Nichols33
2.5/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a can into a tulip glass. 2/22 canning date. Not good, I'll pass. Taste syrupy

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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 koutkid41
2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of comradekyle
2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

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 cpetrone84
2.9/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pour is transparent ruby red with lots of tight tan head. Nose has a light malt presence up front, a hint of malt sweetness, a light dough. Hops are resinous and faint citrus. Nose is not bright. Taste is sweeter and malts and hops make it resiny and sweet. There is fusel alcohol in the finish and the body is syrupy.

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Photo of dasenebler
2.94/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12/19/13
Marshall Wharf Cant Dog
16oz can, packaged 11/26/13 (?)

Pours a nice deep amber, very good clarity. Nice one-finger head retains beautifully. (4.5)

Aroma is estery, with some fruity hops. Diacetyl lurking in the background. (3)

Flavor has a lot of booze, bitterness, caramel malt and hop resin. Notes of stressed fermentation include: acetaldehyde, mild diacetyl and light mercaptan. It's hoppy but too many flaws cloud the good flavors. Medium carbonation, slick feel. (2, 3.5)

Not very clean, and not a great example of the style, but drinkable if very cold. I've had this stuff in much better shape than this. I probably would have liked it more if I just drank it straight from the can. (3)

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Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
2.99/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a gorgeous copper-amber color with a very nice finger width head that fades to lots of good lacing.

This beer looks great, but it is really lacking in the nose in my opinion. I don't get much of a hop aroma at all, in fact, based upon nose alone, I would almost guess this was not an IPA (let alone a DIPA) but a brown ale.

This beer is very malt-forward in flavor, at first there is some hop bitterness, but this fades quickly to a strong malt-backbone. This is a fairly sweet beer, the initial hops are fruity and not piney in the least.

Overall this is a decent beer. I think it would be an interesting IPA, but as a DIPA it really falls flat in hop character both in the nose and body. If this were an IPA, I would rate it a bit higher. Decent, but not mind blowing.

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Photo of Mainelyhops
3/5  rDev -25%

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3/5  rDev -25%

Photo of craft_shannie
3.23/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

sticky, tacky. tasted dirty, not bright.

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Photo of Sammy
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of heerboth
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of ContentmentDIPA
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

The beer is bright golden with a thick, light tan head. Aromas of pine, sap, alcohol, malt, a touch of spice. Big hoppy flavor amid a robust malt body. Sticky on the palate with warming alcohol heat. Truly, a malt and hops monster, as described. Not my stylistic preference. Ok...

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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 Reds76
3.33/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rifugium
3.33/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Three Tides, Belfast, ME
Limited to 2 per person.

Good, but a little flat taste-wise I thought. This was listed as their "biggest IPA," but honestly, I liked the the Big Twitch IPA a lot better in most regards.

Poured a clear copper-brown with a nice off-white head that retained well. Floral aroma with citrus hops apparent. Not much maltiness in the aroma, but definitely a malt presence in the taste, balanced nicely with the floral and citrus hops. However, the taste was overall a bit thin and subdued. Some alcohol bite. Medium mouthfeel, and generally drinkable, but the Big Twitch is better.

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Photo of andrewinski1
3.45/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Joe for bringing this by! Poured into a tulip. There is a nice light tan foamy head; lots of sticky lacing.

The aroma has a touch of pine and lots of melon.

The taste has a nice dose of graham cracker malt with a good piney melon hop backbone. The melon flavor really lingers in the finish.

This is medium bodied, with a nice crisp carbontion.

This is pretty good. I would prefer it if it was a bit lighter in body. This has a nice dose of hops for a quote, east coast, end quote IPA.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Dillonius
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Mmcdonald79
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of MaineMike
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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Cant Dog Imperial IPA from Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
4 out of 5 based on 258 ratings.
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