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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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279 Ratings
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Ratings: 279
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 16
Gots: 34 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

valianes, Oct 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Bilco, Oct 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Kmat10, Sep 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

sumiross, Sep 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Mr_Rocca, Sep 26, 2013
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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.


Subliminal64, Sep 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Bren-Dunn, Sep 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Canada_Dan, Sep 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

LampertLand, Sep 08, 2013
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3.86/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

canucklehead, Sep 07, 2013
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3.69/5  rDev -4.9%

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.

JMScowcroft, Sep 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Whatup14, Sep 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

KStark, Aug 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

cam477, Aug 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

ArrogantPrick, Aug 25, 2013
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4.44/5  rDev +14.4%

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).

ksolomon, Aug 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

mdillon86, Aug 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Westvleteren12, Aug 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

randallpink, Aug 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

fizzyted, Jul 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

LarryAppleton, Jul 30, 2013
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3.89/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

decimator, Jul 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

WillAndSarah, Jul 17, 2013
Muskoka Mad Tom IPA from Muskoka Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.