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:
257
Reviews:
58
Avg:
4
pDev:
12%
 
 
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20
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Photo of Florida9
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Medium caramel-orange in color. Clear. Forms a large, very stable, off-white head. Moderate lacing.

S: Pleasant aroma. Lightly sweet, slightly spicy, with lots of citrus. Candied citrus rind, orange, and, oddly, a hint of vanilla.

T: The taste is fairly sweet and malt forward. Sweet caramel malts. Again, quite citrus dominant - mostly orange - with some fruity notes. Doughy fruit cake. Some light earthy qualities on the back end.

M: On the fuller side of medium. Moderate bitterness. Medium carbonation. Mild spiciness on the back end.

O: A decent beer. Very "East Coast" style IPA with a more balanced approach to the malts and hops. Sweeter than I typically care for.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of TheMaineBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Resuin
4.41/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pint can poured into a snifter. This was canned on 03/06/14 so 10 days ago.

Appearance: Pours a deep translucent amber and leaves a finger of slightly off-white head. Carbonation bubbles can be seen floating to the surface, but this is a very dark ipa.

Smell: Big dank, musty, resinous hops. Also caramel, malts, citrus, mango. A nice floral hint behind it all as well. Pleasant, interesting aroma.

Taste: Resin, some pine, mango, malts, caramel, some biscuit; pretty dank. Surprisingly smooth for the ABV.

Mouth-feel: Medium carbonation with a medium to thick velvetty feel. Finishes surprisingly smooth.

Overall: Really impressive beer. Very different for an IPA, lots of flavor and a really nice feel to it. A great, big IPA.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of MarcWP
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Into a Sam Adams glass.

Pours a slightly hazy burnt orange with fluffy beige head that settles to one finger and hangs out for awhile.

Aroma is caramel, orange marmalade, big bread dough, and fruitcake. Smells very malt forward for an IPA.

On the palate you get that malt presence with sweet dough, caramel, and rye bread with the hops taking on more of a side kick role with orange pith, faint pine, and lemon peel. Finishes pretty sweet.

Mouthfeel is pretty spot on.

Overall a very malt forward, "east coast" style IPA. Pretty good but I'd put Dogfish 90 ahead of this.

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

Poured a can dated 12/30/13 (25 days old) into a tulip glass.

Very pretty, darker in color reminds me of a West Coast IPA.

Smell is a bit sweet, not getting any fruit. Sweet in a candy kind of way.

Mouthfeel is fine, good carbonation.

Overall, the local hype around this beer might have made my expectations a little too high. I'm not a huge fan of malty beers and i think this is more malty then hoppy. Still very good overall, just not exactly what I expected.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Cant Dog Imperial IPA from Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
4 out of 5 based on 257 ratings.
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