Muskoka Mad Tom IPA - Muskoka Brewery
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1.78/5 rDev -54.1%
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.
09-22-2013 22:16:08 | More by Subliminal64
3.1/5 rDev -20.1%
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.
06-29-2011 21:18:35 | More by cyrenaica
3.11/5 rDev -19.8%
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.
05-08-2013 20:37:57 | More by slitherySOB
3.15/5 rDev -18.8%
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.
06-09-2011 01:44:41 | More by TheSevenDuffs
3.2/5 rDev -17.5%
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.
07-14-2012 23:11:06 | More by Michaelf318is
3.23/5 rDev -16.8%
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.
09-17-2012 20:11:39 | More by Kremlock
3.25/5 rDev -16.2%
355 ml bottle.
A- Flat and slightly cloudy. Pale amber colour. Some lacing.
S- Grapefruit, sour fruits. Faint watermelon.
T- Strong grapefruit hops, fruity and bitter. Light malt giving an acceptable balance.
MF- Light body for the alcohol level.
O- OK, but not my style.
01-08-2012 03:09:26 | More by JOaikido
Muskoka Mad Tom IPA from Muskoka Brewery
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