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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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very good

335 Ratings
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Ratings: 335
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 18
Gots: 57 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Muskoka Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: heebes on 05-26-2011

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
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Ratings: 335 | Reviews: 107
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into a pint glass. ABV 6.4%.

A - Poured a clear copper gold with a 1.5cm white head, heda slowly reduced to a long lasting thin cap, good lacing.

S - Upfront are the hops: citrus, some pine, hint of spice, some tea. Caramel malts are in the background.

T - Caramel, citrus fruit, hint of pineapple, some tea, pine, assertive bitter finish but with an aftertaste that doesn't overstay its welcome. ABV is well hidden.

M - Medium carbonation, medium body, sticky, dry finish.

O - Pretty good IPA. When I need a sixer for a party or BBQ this is one of my go to choices.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

473 ml can poured into a pint glass from LCBO for $2.95CDN.

Enjoy before 5 jan 14.

Appearance - Dark golden and amber color, orange hues. Pour yields 1 finger of head with solid retention and a nice creamy white appearance to the head. Nice lacing left around the glass.

Smell - Grapefruit, pine, a little bit of earthiness. Hops apparent as well. Nice, but slightly subdued, especially when compared with the taste.

Taste -Big hop flavor, Pine notes and grapefruit that resonates. In a surprising turn the grapefruit is less prevalent than the nose but the hops are more dominant. Bitter aftertaste that lingers and is a bit overdone. However as an aside to the point above, the hoppy taste really hits given that the nose is subdues relative to the taste.

Mouthfeel - Medium-high carbonation, which gives a smooth richness to this IPA that isn't always there with others in the style.

Overall - Quite a nice beer, a great locally brewed Canadian IPA with substantial kick to it. (6.4%). But, if you’re going to go with Mad Tom why not go all the way to hop-land with twice as Mad Tom?

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a tall boy into a true pint, the beer is a crystal clear, copper coloring with a steady flow of carbonation and a tall, frothy, big bubbled, bright white head that sits a solid inch and a half after the pour. Aromas of tangy sweet caramel, passion fruit, citrus sweet and tart, and some pepper spice. Flavors are citrus tart and piney on the forward tongue, with a blast of bitterness quickly following. Resiny and rich through to the end of the palate, with a dry, bitter build at the back of the tongue. Tropical fruit sweet blend slowly builds, too, helping to keep a good balance on the palate. Resin and piney characteristics win out, all the way through to the aftertaste, where they are joined by a pepper spice and alpha acid to wrap everything up in a clean, dry bow. Finish does leave a slight bitter linger, but otherwise dry and clean. Solid IPA, and very drinkable.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I picked up a single can from a specialty beer store in Edmonton. I was tired and all I had was a hefeweizen glass that was clean, so I'm gonna use this. yep.

Beer pours a light amber colour - it's very pleasant to look at and looks much like any other well made IPA would look like. It came out with a LOT of head, like 4 fingers worth of shaving cream, damn. The smell of the beer is just outstanding - massive citrus smell, but this smell tapers off rather quickly. The taste is a lot like another recognizable IPA - Granville Island's Brockton IPA. The taste is immediately bitter as it hits my tongue, but once I let it linger I get some fruity tastes - peach and apricot come ti mind, and there is a good deal of residual bitterness that accompanies the fruity taste.

The mouthfeel is very thin going on, but you get a bit of thickness on the tongue when you swallow, and it is very palatable.

Overall, a very well made IPA - certainly one of the better Canadian craft IPAs I've had a chance to try.

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Muskoka Mad Tom IPA from Muskoka Brewery
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