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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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292 Ratings
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Ratings: 292
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 17
Gots: 38 | 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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Photo of tbeckett
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Re-reviewing this one after drinking it a fair bit lately.

A - Poured a nice copper colour with a two finger fluffy white head. Bits in suspension. Good carbonaiton, good lace rings, and a finger of retention.

S - Piney, pineapple core, citrus. Pleasant.

T - Quite piney. Citrus and pineapple. A bit less strong than the aroma, but enjoyable and the pine comes out nicely.

M - Good bitterness, good carbonation, medium body. Good feel to it.

O/D - A pretty drinkable and enjoyable IPA. Upon first trying this I enjoyed it, but after a few years of drinking it, I realize its quality and recognize its importance in the Ontario brewing scene.

tbeckett, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of Jotora
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Jotora, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of lgmol
4/5  rDev +3.4%

lgmol, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of Hoagie
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Hoagie, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of KeeganRohovich
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

KeeganRohovich, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of curewhatalesu
4/5  rDev +3.4%

curewhatalesu, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of groleau
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

groleau, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of kevinlater
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

kevinlater, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of Rohkey
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Rohkey, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
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.

CAMRAhardliner, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of Rx4Beer
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Rx4Beer, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of DamageCase76
4/5  rDev +3.4%

DamageCase76, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of MJ63
4/5  rDev +3.4%

MJ63, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of valianes
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

valianes, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of Boozecamel
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Boozecamel, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of YamagamiTravis
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

YamagamiTravis, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of Bilco
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Bilco, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Kmat10, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of sumiross
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

sumiross, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Mr_Rocca, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of Subliminal64
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.


Subliminal64, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of Bren-Dunn
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Bren-Dunn, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of Canada_Dan
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%

Canada_Dan, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of LampertLand
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

LampertLand, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of canucklehead
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.

canucklehead, Sep 07, 2013
Muskoka Mad Tom IPA from Muskoka Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.