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Muskoka Detour - Muskoka Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

121 Ratings
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 3
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Muskoka Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tbeckett on 02-10-2014)
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Reviews by DaveBar:
Photo of DaveBar
3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the LCBO as a single 355ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass.

A- Opens well but pours next to no head that is done in a few seconds. Nice gold color

S- Very good. Hops abound.

T- Ok. Light on the hops. I understand this is a low alcohol beer so that is why I scored this beer higher here than if it were a regular IPA

M- Pretty good. Light and bubbly

O- Pretty good but will not really buy again

Food Pairing

This nice light IPA went well with... coconut chicken curry

Enjoy!

More User Reviews:
Photo of cam477
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of andrewdanks
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Eastshoreboy
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Tilly
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Not off the chart but an excellent citrusy beer. Apricot undertones. Not much in the hops department , but a nice refreshing beer. At 4.3 ABV amn all day drinker!

Photo of MJ63
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of biboergosum
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

355ml bottle. Following on Phillips' Bottle Rocket ISA, Muskoka has apparently created a sessionable IPA, at 4.3% ABV.

This beer pours a hazy, medium golden yellow hue, with one measly finger of weak, but still tightly foamy dirty white head, which leaves some random bubbling cauldron lace around the glass as things quickly sink away.

It smells of sweet orange, grapefruit, and pineapple flesh, a further muddled tropical fruitiness, subtle neutered pine needles, a somewhat thin bready caramel malt, lemon drops, and a barely dry leafy earthiness. The taste is an even more blended and mashed citrus/tropical fruitiness, a now rather noticeable dank pine character, crackery pale malt, a hint of caramel/toffee to add to the swelling sweetness quotient, soft hard water mineral notes, and a plain leafy, weedy bittering hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly light and innocuous, the body on the far lee side of medium weight, and generically smooth, a wee clamminess worming itself it in as the beer warms. It finishes off-dry, the fruitiness waning heavily, the dulled crackery malt holding fast, and the leafy, earthy hops thinking about appealing for a promotion.

If this is an APA, doesn't that just make APAs 'sessionable' IPAs? The brewery claims it to be an IPA, and I find that I agree with them - lots of well-rounded hoppiness, an understated malt backbone, just with the ABV of an English bitter. From what I remember, this turns out to be very similar in bearing to Bottle Rocket, in most respects - Phillips just did a better job of branding.

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of yesforbeer
4.49/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer at possibly it's freshest point. The hops were so aromatic they were jumping out of the glass. Exotic fruit aroma that I can't put my finger on. Drinks like one of the best pale ales I've had. Gorgeous hop structure, medium bodied. Nice and earthy as well.

Photo of Stugotzo
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of RandyFlameThrower
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of JFMArtin
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of anthony81212
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Adamthornton13
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ThinkAgain
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Mlkluther
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Pours hazy straw colour with a white fluffy head.

Nose has citrus, grass, some spice.

Taste follows nose but with some underlying pineapple.

Nice and refreshing. It is very fruity with little to no bitterness.

Photo of dipso123
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of CurtisD
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of DaveR514
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of DamageCase76
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of patre_tim
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Golden unfiltered with lots of white particles, 1 finger of white head, no carbonation.

S: Fruity with pine needles, canned peaches, canned pineapple, floral roses, onion.

T: Canned peaches, pineapple juice, a little spruce, little bitterness. Slight butter note.

M: Medium light body, little carbonation, dry finish.

O: A great dry beer. Drank in Uxbridge, bought in Markham, May 30, 2014.

Photo of headlessparrot
4.64/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of spinrsx
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $2

Appearance - Slightly hazy gold colour with a large size fizzy white coloured head. There is a fair amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel, hops, grapefruit, apricots

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts and caramel mixed with a good dose of hops. There is also some grapefruits and some apricots.

Overall - Seems a lot like the Nicklebrook Naughty Neighbour APA to me. Good stuff nonetheless, light-ish yet flavourful.

Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of RedAleMan
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Muskoka Detour from Muskoka Brewery
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