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Muskoka Detour - Muskoka Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 8.57%
Wants: 3
Gots: 17 | 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 ghisty:
Photo of ghisty
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

appearance:
pours a beautiful fogged yellow nice clean head. perfect carb.
obviously unfiltered. but light colored

smell:
the hops really come thru, grapefruits, cascades, no orange peel,
which is a nice change, honey notes under the fruity citrus grapefruit hops.
not resiny. a really awesome nose.

taste:
surprisingly not as bitter as id have expected by the hoppy nose,
has complex almost grainey tones but in a light way, really enjoyable.
nice short flavour. its somewhat dry on the exit and leaves a hoppy tone.
but isnt ever offensive.

mouthfeel:
feels like a wheat beer, and tastes more like an IPA, but less bitter.
great mouth feel. simple and refreshing. ABV is nonexistant in both
the mouth and taste.. nonexistant because its only 4.3. and thats the
only negative thing I can say about this beer.

overall:
took a risk getting this as id never heard of it, very very glad I did,
the crisp sharpness of the carb and the unfiltered hoppy flavour,
overall this beer is one of my new favorites, I've been looking for something
like this and struggled to find similar styles. definatly will be buying again.
and if you can find it , its worth the slightly elevated price point.

ghisty, Jun 05, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of cam477
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

cam477, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of andrewdanks
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

andrewdanks, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of Tilly
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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!

Tilly, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of MJ63
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

MJ63, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

biboergosum, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Sammy, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of yesforbeer
4.49/5  rDev +16.6%
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.

yesforbeer, May 27, 2014
Photo of Stugotzo
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Stugotzo, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of RandyFlameThrower
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

RandyFlameThrower, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of JFMArtin
4/5  rDev +3.9%

JFMArtin, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of anthony81212
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

anthony81212, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of DaveBar
3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
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!

DaveBar, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of Adamthornton13
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Adamthornton13, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of ThinkAgain
4/5  rDev +3.9%

ThinkAgain, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of dipso123
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

dipso123, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of CurtisD
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

CurtisD, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of DaveR514
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

DaveR514, Thursday at 06:17 PM
Photo of DamageCase76
4/5  rDev +3.9%

DamageCase76, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of patre_tim
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

patre_tim, May 31, 2014
Photo of headlessparrot
4.64/5  rDev +20.5%

headlessparrot, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of spinrsx
3.85/5  rDev 0%
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.

spinrsx, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Mr_Rocca, May 22, 2014
Photo of RedAleMan
4/5  rDev +3.9%

RedAleMan, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of liamt07
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

liamt07, Feb 23, 2014
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Muskoka Detour from Muskoka Brewery
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