Muskoka Mad Tom IPA - Muskoka Brewery
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Reviews by Swedes21:
4.08/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Appearance - pours a gorgeous almost clear ale colour, very nice carbonation right up the middle of the beer, nice white head about 2 fingers and quickly drops to one, some minor lacing.
Smell - Hops, pine, some citrus and then the faint hint of sweetness from caramel. this is exactly what i would expect from an IPA, just not truly found in Canada.
Taste - very mild tasting at the start, but as the glass progressed there was more flavours to enjoy. i tasted the pine and hops along with a little sweetness. the bitterness came through in the end with the citrus aspect.
Mouthfeel - some decent volume added, brought the pine and hops fwd. also found a little malt in the mouthfeel, very nice.
Overall - finally, an Ontario IPA that has gotten it right. I sure hope this is a sign of the times and Ontario/Canada starts to produce some of these fine IPA's . Thanks to spinrsx for the trade, now off to enjoy the 6 pack!
Serving type: bottle
06-10-2011 00:01:24 | More by Swedes21
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3.79/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Enjoyed a single bottle poured into an English pub glass. I quite enjoyed this brew's bigger brother Twice As Mad Tom (see that review) and this one has many of the same charms. These guys have a pretty unique take on IPAs. A light golden yellow color with several inches of billowing white foam, this beer's aroma hits you with a ton of rich malt that almost evokes plums as opposed to the more typical caramel or toffee, mango and papaya spear tropical notes, sweet ripe smoky pineapple, and orange/tangerine rind along with some pine sap. Smells tropical yet rustic at the same time. Tastes like a classic Centennial hop bomb, with some orange juice, overripe peach, pineapple, white pepper, and vitamin tablet with aggressive pine that builds and builds as you go. Perhaps less sweet than Twice As Mad Tom but still massively tropical and piney, with the citrus and floral elements downplayed compared to many other IPAs. The malts make me think sweet graham cracker and a little campfire marshmellow (cool, a smore!) and like Twice As, this brew manages to couple pungent hopping and darkish malts particularly well. Semi-chewy body, a little prickly on the tongue, with a moderate degree of carbonation. Finishes long and wet, with lingering citrus, spice, and medicinal pine flavors as a calling card. Recommended to those who like their IPAs tropical, resinous, and a tad smoky.
Serving type: bottle
02-13-2014 18:42:22 | More by CalgaryFMC
4.63/5 rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
One of the best beers available in Canada. The beer has a very rugged "outdoor" taste and the first mouthful is a strong reminder that this is not a typical beer you buy at the beer store. Strong sweet citrus taste at first that quickly reveals a hoppy flavour that fills your mouth and lingers for quite some time. The beer almost has a warming quality to it and it tastes great after a cold night. The slightly sour undertones remain in your mouth and the more you drink the more you become accustomed to the taste as your pallet gets used to it. Surprisingly refreshing the more you keep drinking and by the end you will be wanting more. Drink from a class for optimal smell and flavour, great beer for a night around the campfire or to have after shovelling snow. Refreshing with the perfect balance of hop, citrus and a flavour i cant really explain. I will keep buying as long as it is available!
Serving type: can
02-11-2014 05:18:21 | More by RyanPollock
4.16/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Re-reviewing this one after drinking it a fair bit lately.
A - Poured a nice copper colour with a two finger fluffy white head. Bits in suspension. Good carbonaiton, good lace rings, and a finger of retention.
S - Piney, pineapple core, citrus. Pleasant.
T - Quite piney. Citrus and pineapple. A bit less strong than the aroma, but enjoyable and the pine comes out nicely.
M - Good bitterness, good carbonation, medium body. Good feel to it.
O/D - A pretty drinkable and enjoyable IPA. Upon first trying this I enjoyed it, but after a few years of drinking it, I realize its quality and recognize its importance in the Ontario brewing scene.
Serving type: can
01-09-2014 00:12:36 | More by tbeckett
3.84/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Review from notes from the summer.
Pours copper with a frothy off white head that lasts a good while. Lace chunks drape the glass on the way down. Pine and floral hops mix with specialty malt roastyness in the aroma. The taste is of pine and white grapefruit hops - a big bitterness up front - and a roasty, caramelly malt flavor. The hops dominate and have a bit of a coarse bitterness and a lack of aromatic subtlety. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a prickly, moderate to high carbonation level. The finish is moderately bitter with some chocolate malt sweetness.
A nice IPA with a big hop presence, but lacking in hop aroma and juicyness. The use of lots of dark malts also distracts a bit from the hoppiness. Still worth a try, especially on tap.
Serving type: can
11-16-2013 08:13:43 | More by CAMRAhardliner
Muskoka Mad Tom IPA from Muskoka Brewery
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