Muskoka Mad Tom IPA - Muskoka Brewery
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3.84/5 rDev -0.5%
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
1.78/5 rDev -53.9%
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.
Serving type: can
09-22-2013 22:16:08 | More by Subliminal64
British Columbia (Canada)
3.86/5 rDev 0%
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
3.69/5 rDev -4.4%
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
Muskoka Mad Tom IPA from Muskoka Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.