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
British Columbia (Canada)
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.
09-07-2013 02:01:16 | More by canucklehead
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.
09-06-2013 21:21:56 | More by JMScowcroft
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).
08-16-2013 17:44:02 | More by ksolomon
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.
07-18-2013 01:56:28 | More by decimator
3.74/5 rDev -3.6%
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?
07-12-2013 20:21:55 | More by DenisKolkin
Muskoka Mad Tom IPA from Muskoka Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.