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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

261 Ratings
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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 13
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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groleau

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-18-2013 04:47:57 | More by groleau
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kevinlater

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

12-11-2013 00:15:02 | More by kevinlater
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Rohkey

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-17-2013 22:12:10 | More by Rohkey
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

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
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Rx4Beer

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-05-2013 15:46:05 | More by Rx4Beer
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-04-2013 12:23:09 | More by DamageCase76
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MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-26-2013 00:44:30 | More by MJ63
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

10-23-2013 07:27:21 | More by valianes
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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-14-2013 02:09:46 | More by Boozecamel
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YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

10-02-2013 23:30:54 | More by Bilco
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

09-30-2013 18:14:46 | More by Kmat10
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sumiross

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

09-28-2013 02:35:21 | More by sumiross
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Mr_Rocca

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

09-26-2013 07:58:09 | More by Mr_Rocca
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Subliminal64

Ontario (Canada)

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

Serving type: can

09-22-2013 22:16:08 | More by Subliminal64
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Bren-Dunn

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

09-13-2013 22:12:41 | More by Bren-Dunn
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

09-13-2013 17:56:33 | More by Canada_Dan
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

09-08-2013 04:47:50 | More by LampertLand
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I found this to be a little one sided on the hops dept vs the malt. I love hops but this was a too bitter at times and really hoped for more balance. Still not bad for an Ontario IPA but not on the same level as Smashbomb for complexity or balance...

So It finally arrives in BC and I have to say that is a much improved beer than the last tasting. Lots of hops but totally integrated with the malt . I could drink a lot of this which in the IPA world is a sometimes iffy thing.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2013 02:01:16 | More by canucklehead
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Muskoka Brewery - Muskoka Mad Tom IPA, poured into a DFH Spiegelau IPA glass.

Look - Pours a cloudy brown with a centralized amber hue and a large foamy head that stays.

Smell - Caramel malt followed by resiny/piney hops. Textbook but a bit sweet.

Taste - Rich and malty but nice dank resiny hops on top almost redeem my qualms with sweetness here.

Mouthfeel - Rests pine bitter and slightly sticky malt. Medium body, medium carbonation, and good drinkability. Hot malt but not really boozy, which is interesting haha.

Overall - Standard AIPA, better and cleaner than most malt bombs but nothing glorious or spectacular. Generally enjoyed, would recommend if you are in the area and see this brew hanging around.

Serving type: can

09-06-2013 21:21:56 | More by JMScowcroft
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Whatup14

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-03-2013 15:38:38 | More by Whatup14
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-30-2013 00:20:41 | More by KStark
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-26-2013 00:50:49 | More by cam477
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ArrogantPrick

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-25-2013 06:34:56 | More by ArrogantPrick
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ksolomon

Manitoba (Canada)

4.44/5  rDev +14.7%
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
Muskoka Mad Tom IPA from Muskoka Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.