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Muskoka Twice As Mad Tom IPA - Muskoka Brewery

Muskoka Twice As Mad Tom IPAMuskoka Twice As Mad Tom IPA

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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.19%


Brewed by:
Muskoka Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
While the legend of Mad Tom is laden with mystery and intrigue, one thing remains clear - Mad Tom did things his own way. Twice as Mad Tom is an aggressively twice dry-hopped Imperial India Pale Ale, that delivers a definitive hop aroma and unabashedly big bold flavor. We brew this beer with the road less traveled in mind, and in the spirit of old Mad Tom, we make no bones about it.

71 IBU

(Beer added by: CAMRAhardliner on 10-28-2012)
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 4 pack of this at the Beer Store's new 'Beer Boutique' in Liberty Village. Its exciting to see a locally made DIPA. This might be the second one brewed commercially in Ontario, after Black Oak's Ten Bitter Years. Exciting times for Ontario brewing!

Its 71 IBUs and will be brewed year round (awesome!).

The pour reveals a clear rustic orange liquid with a frothy just off-white head. It recedes quickly but coats my pint glass in sheets of foam. The aroma is not the pungent room filling hoppiness I was hoping for, but very nice and citrusy nonetheless. Boom! loads white grapefruit rind and pine needles fill the first sip. Hop bitterness is high, but balanced out with toasty, toffeeish malts. Tangerine and perfumey floral notes fill out the hop flavors. The finish is bitter with some sweet fruityness. the mouthfeel is pretty light-bodied for the ABV with a light carbonation. Hops are not as mouthcoatingly ruinous as I would like. I like DIPAs to take over my palate. ABV is kept well in check throughout.

I recently went to Southern California on vacation - trying some of the hoppiest (and most perfect:) ) beers in the world, so I reviewed this against a very high bar. It is indeed like a super charged version of Mad Tom, very similar hop flavor, just more intense. Still conservative by Cali standards - it could benefit from even more bitterness and hop complexity, but that's coming from a debauched hophead.

Seek this out. Kudos to Muskoka for brewing something for the hopheads.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 17:40:03 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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Muskoka Twice As Mad Tom IPA from Muskoka Brewery
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