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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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BA SCORE
87
very good

294 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 294
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 17
Gots: 40 | 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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1/5  rDev -74.2%

mnm, Dec 03, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -67.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -61.2%

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1.75/5  rDev -54.8%

Wordslinger, May 05, 2012
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1.78/5  rDev -54%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

I was expecting a lot from this beer. It was a local brand, microbreewed and using the finest ingredients.

While I'm sure no corners were cut on ingredients and the brew process, this just wasn't the beer for me. Maybe all the years drinking Alexander Keith's "IPA" has wrecked my taste for a true IPA.

I took 3 sips from the can, gave 1 to my wife, and had to stop. Poured myself some Erdinger Weissbrau instead.

The smell was awefull. Very potent almost sour smell.

The taste was about the same. VERY bitter, almost sour taste. The aftertaste was horrendous.

It had a good amount of carbonation though.

Needless to say I will not be buying this beer again.

Proceed with caution when trying this beer.

MB

Subliminal64, Sep 22, 2013
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2/5  rDev -48.3%

the_james, Jun 14, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

jmathis, Jun 30, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

Dalia, Oct 27, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

mdillon86, Aug 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

kvgomps, Sep 03, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

millerbuffoon, Aug 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

cfalovo97, Nov 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

Jotora, Jan 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

Pmicdee, Oct 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

Cramshawbar, Mar 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

fishguyac, Oct 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

XmnwildX12, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of cyrenaica
3.1/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml draught
6.4% ABV
I tried this beer on June 24, 2011 at "The Beerbistro" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a hazy golden orange colour with a creamy white head. Aroma was lemony, citrus, pine, and grainy malt. Mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavour was citrusy hops with a lemon lolipop taste to it, some grains, and a bitter finish.

cyrenaica, Jun 29, 2011
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3.11/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A relatively decent IPA, this beer pours an amber colour with about a little over one fingers worth of head that slowly dissipates. Smells floral, citrusy, and grassy. Big lemon and grapefruits. Tastes a little bit paler than the aroma. Lemon, grapefruit, orange zest, floral flavour and a touch grassy. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. I did notice a slight metallic taste as the beer warmed, leaving an odd flavour in my mouth.

slitherySOB, May 08, 2013
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.15/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tasting notes from 6/1/11
Poured in to Hop Cat tulip glass

A - Light, almost straw yellow colour with a hint of amber in the middle and one finger of foamy off-white head that slowly disappeared. Almost transparent; somewhat light for an IPA.

S - Pine and citrus are noticeable up front with a crisp but not overly strong bitterness. Some sweet caramel in the background. A nice nose.

T - Some pine come and light citrus notes come through from the hops initially with a nice overall bitterness. Some sweetness comes through in the middle followed by a dry, bitter finish. The hops don't provide much in the way of flavour but do pack a good bitterness. A decent attempt at a west coast American IPA but this needs some tweaking, specifically with respect to flavour contribution from the hops.

M - Medium body with a slight chew. Light carbonation.

O - A good IPA and definitely a welcome addition to the Ontario craft beer scene. I feel like this one was close to being great but didn't quite get there. Some definite tweaking is needed here.

TheSevenDuffs, Jun 09, 2011
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3.2/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Lovely copper color, sllightly cloudy with carbonation and next to no head lingering after the pour

Smell: citrus as expected very fresh and light. Quite inviting.

Taste: orange zest and lingering grapefruit. Kept waiting for some malt to chime in some balance but it was faint. Disappointing but did improve as things warmed. The hops backed off and so I'd drink this next time a bit warmer than the usual IPA.

Overall: Well worth drinking anytime but the overall major hops forward may get old (this even from an IPA lover). Locally I' d choose a Flying Monkeys Smash Bomb IPA over this for the same money. However, you won't go wrong on a night out by trying this one.

Michaelf318is, Jul 15, 2012
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3.23/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: 1/4 inch white head. Head is very bubbly and stays.

S: GRAPEFRUIT!, citrus, fruity.

T:, Grapefruit, bitter, a very softtoffee flavour with more grapfruit.

M: Carb is lighter in the mouth then it looks, smooth and has a bitterness that lingers for awhile.

O: Great beer and great IPA. Good balance of malt to bitterness but you've got to like grapefruit as this flavour does come through.

Kremlock, Sep 17, 2012
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Muskoka Mad Tom IPA from Muskoka Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 294 ratings.