Muskoka Detour - Muskoka Brewery
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3.53/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
On the nose, I’m getting some grapefruit, watermelon, a bit of citrus, and maybe even a hint of bubble gum. On the palate some sweet fruits, and some of that grapefruit/watermelon combo. It’s all a tad light though. My thought is Muskoka is making this as a kinder, gentler, friendlier Mad Tom, as a sort of gateway beer to those who are curious about craft beers, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge off the deep end. Very quaffable, but won’t replace the heavy hitter IPA’s in my fridge
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 17:56:48 | More by BeerWatcher
3.88/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from bottle into stemmed glass, colour is a light golden, slightly cloudy, with a pretty solid white lacing and film.
S - a firm grapefruit citrus, rindy, with a firm bready maltiness, gooseberry, lemon, full of C hops and quite a firm hopiness. A hint of a sourness that might have come from bittering with Citra? Mostly this is grapefruit and florals.
T - Starts with grapefruit, juicy and tart, as more berry notes fill out, blueberry, currents, some slick tart bitterness to it. Underpinned by a mostly pale maltiness. Get some raspberry and lemons, full of citrus flavour and a floral overtone as well, you can feel more of the lightness in the body as the crispness fades out but the bitterness and hop profile work well in good balance to satisfy while refreshing.
M - A good tart bitter crispness to it, quite refreshing, towards the midpoint the malt starts to fall away as you get the indication of the lower abv, then you have a nice lingering sticky hop bitterness. As a session pale or IPA, this really satisfies on the flavour front while being light and sessionable. Carbonation is moderate and balanced.
Quite solid PA for sessioning, especially if you want something with a bit more of a C hop character. My only point against was the collapse of the malt profile and the hops could have been a bit more dynamic, but it works as a flavourful session for summer.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 23:40:17 | More by mick303
Muskoka Detour from Muskoka Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.