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Muskoka Mad Tom IPA - Muskoka Brewery

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Muskoka Mad Tom IPAMuskoka Mad Tom IPA

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87
very good

263 Ratings
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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.47%
Wants: 14
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Muskoka Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Inspired by late night stories around the fire, Muskoka Mad Tom will instantly grab your attention. Dry-hopped with Chinook and Centennial hops, this IPA has a vibrant aroma, depth of flavour, and crisp citrusy undertow like no other. So brace yourself, and crack one open for old Mad Tom. This is an awakening in craft beer that gets more enticing with every sip.

62 IBU

(Beer added by: heebes on 05-26-2011)
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G33kyCanuck

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-23-2011 06:00:42 | More by G33kyCanuck
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woody1138

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +29.5%

06-26-2014 19:57:52 | More by woody1138
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yerocdiamond

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-28-2011 15:03:38 | More by yerocdiamond
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Dee13

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +29.5%

02-27-2014 02:27:34 | More by Dee13
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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-28-2011 07:03:04 | More by bigox420
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steofwinnipeg

Manitoba (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

07-05-2013 02:19:00 | More by steofwinnipeg
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Elwood

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

05-26-2013 19:12:44 | More by Elwood
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RyanPollock

Ontario (Canada)

4.63/5  rDev +19.9%
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
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Yoonisaykul

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

12-28-2011 20:43:43 | More by Yoonisaykul
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rumble19

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-11-2014 17:41:50 | More by rumble19
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RefillMyglass

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

03-12-2013 01:44:08 | More by RefillMyglass
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Rx4Beer

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

11-05-2013 15:46:05 | More by Rx4Beer
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Coastal_Brew

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-15-2012 16:43:37 | More by Coastal_Brew
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Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-19-2013 02:55:22 | More by jmdr
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Manitoba (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-14-2012 05:27:02 | More by MylesMac
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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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hunterjames

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

04-10-2014 22:31:15 | More by hunterjames
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

09-22-2012 00:08:21 | More by PEIhop
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aletale

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased as part of a six-pack of bottles poured into a pint glass.

Pours a nice amber colour with about a half finger head that seems to want to stick around. A fair bit of lacing. Medium to fast carbonation.

This has got to be one the best smelling IPA's out there. A multitude of sweet fruits come to mind, as well as an underlying hoppiness. It is a lot to take in...

Now this is an IPA! The fruity and hoppy flavours balance out perfectly to leave a tasty, dry, almost graperuit-esque finish which is just fantastic. This beer packs a mighty punch.

Muskoka was not afraid to go all-out on this one, and I couldn't be happier. Probably my favourite brewery in Ontario right now.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2011 16:40:42 | More by aletale
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YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

10-04-2013 01:07:58 | More by YamagamiTravis
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GabesAles

Ontario (Canada)

4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: very nice looking orange IPA with some haze, which is typical in many american IPAs... nice head, usualy stays till the very bottom

Smell: very nice nose to this brew, you can smell the cascades come right through

Taste: one of my favorite canadian IPAs... very nice citrusy hop profile, nice strong bitterness.. beautiful balance of strong flavors.

Mouthfeel: good mouthfeel, although i have had better, i'm still very satisfied with it's mouthfeel

Overall: great brew, commonly found in my fridge!

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2011 20:46:53 | More by GabesAles
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ksolomon

Manitoba (Canada)

4.44/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm not a huge fan of IPA's (or overly bitter beers in general), but this one works really well for me. Not overly bitter, but enough to hold up the IPA label. Well-balanced, great mouthfeel. It easily unseats my previous "go-to" IPA (Alexander Keith's IPA).

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 17:44:02 | More by ksolomon
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jaz58

Ontario (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tall glass.

Foamy head which dissipated slowly leaving a Lacey trail on the glass.

Nice gold, orange colour with some carbonation. It then when cloudy.

Lemon and quince nose.

Taste starts with toffee and fresh hops. The bitters roll in creating a dry finish with hints of lemon.

A very decent IPA. Worth enjoying any time of the year

Serving type: can

12-21-2012 01:26:42 | More by jaz58
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a six-pack picked up at the LCBO; best before January 2012. I have been meaning to try this one for a while.

Pours a slightly hazy amber-brass colour, topped with a thin off-white head that lasts for a surprisingly long time. It eventually wilts, leafing a soapy film on the surface and plenty of lacing on the sides. Great smell on this - totally dominated by grapefruit and lemony hops, with a bit of mango and pine needles. The malt aromas are very hard to detect through this, but they're of a biscuity caramel nature.

All sorts of light, juicy fruit flavour on the palate. Grapefruit is again the strongest but there is plenty of citrus in general, alongside peach, tropical fruit and earthy pine. As with the aroma, the malts take the backseat but provide just a bit of caramel sweetness. Grapefruit astringency from those resiny hops lingers on the palate long after my mouth is empty - this profound dryness is a good way to encourage another sip... Medium-thin bodied with minimal stickiness; maybe a bit of slipperiness on the tongue.

Good thing there are five more of these. Delicious stuff, a fabulous IPA that I can't find much to complain about. Definitely something I will pick up again, although they seem to have trouble keeping it in stock... no wonder!

[Updated Jan. 4 2014]

Over the past two years I must have had dozens of cans of this stuff and it is still one of my favourite OCB IPAs - so I decided to try it side-by-side with some of my other domestic favourites (Boneshaker, Red Racer and Baldwin Fisheye PA). Muskoka has a real winner with this one and I'm glad to see it has just as much citrusy, piney goodness as it did the first time I tried it. A quality IPA, definitely one of the best in the country in my opinion, although I'd argue Red Racer still has the edge.

Final Grade: 4.35, an A grade.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2011 07:53:08 | More by thehyperduck
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Muskoka Mad Tom IPA from Muskoka Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.