Muskoka Twice As Mad Tom IPA - Muskoka Brewery
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4.5/5 rDev +11.9%
Serving Type - 355ml bottle poured into a snifter
Appearance - Beer pours a bright golden-yellow colour. A white head forms but dissipates quickly enough, leaving behind a slight amount of lacing. The brew is quite clear.
Smell - Having a difficult time pinning down exactly what I'm smelling here. It's definitely appealing and it's definitely sweet. I'm thinking some light toffee or caramel, some grains, maybe even a light hint of fruits and flowers.
Taste - Pretty bitter, but to be expected given the style. The bitterness isn't overbearing by any means. It's rather pleasant. As the nose indicated, there is some toffee comming through in the malt. After that there is a 'bready' or grain flavour, followed by some light fruit notes. A wonderful hop-kick coming through at the very end.
Mouthfeel - Carbonation is pretty low...and to be honest I forgot about until this point. It could be a combination of low-carbonation or the fact that there's so many other things going on in this brew...but the bubbly is understated. The body is medium...on the light side even (again, given the style).
05-10-2013 04:17:56 | More by IdeaSpeeder
4.38/5 rDev +9%
Definitely not your father's mad tom. This one is approximately twice as mad, if not more than the original. Twice as much hops, twice as long kettle time and twice as much Tom make this beer a winner. THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN VERIFIED FOR ACCURACY BY MUSKOKA BREWERY.
12-01-2013 17:22:09 | More by BeerStoreTop10
4.33/5 rDev +7.7%
Thanks to jrenihan for this one.
Poured from a 355ml. bottle, enjoy by 22 Mar13.
Appearance: A honey colored rather clear body with a nice mountainous head and strong lacing afterwards.
Smell: Floral a bit, shy at first but then clementines come in strong and vivid. Like peeling one open and the release of the aroma after.
Taste: Slightly sweet but more of a tangerine/clementine sweetness rather than sugar. Bit of honey, caramel nut. The ripe and fresh fruit is again present like the aroma and actually gives me the craving for clementines!
Mouthfeel: Strong upfront, medium body, restrained bitterness and fairly smooth.
Overall: Well balanced, not a bitter DIPA but loved it. The fact that this is a year-round offering is even better.
11-29-2012 12:14:22 | More by papat444
4.33/5 rDev +7.7%
Appearance - Pours a pale amber with a finger width of frothy, bubbly white head.
Smell - Earthy and floral hops, passionfruit/tropical fruit, caramalts, little bit of honey.
Taste - Strong earthy hops followed by the tropical fruit and honey flavours. Touch of caramalts. Very nicely balanced. Mild bitterness.
Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall - A nice twin to the original Mad Tom IPA. Nice touch by having honey and an array of tropical fruit flavours. Well balanced brew.
12-31-2012 04:26:43 | More by leaddog
4.33/5 rDev +7.7%
A: Clear copper colour. Pours a nice 1/4 inch foamy head that then settles to a thin white layer. Lacing is low.
S: Unripened pineapple mixed with pine needles. hints of caramel is present.
T: In your face bitter grapefruit followed by malt sweetness. Later in the sip you get some nutty flavours. The bitterness and malt are very well balanced throughout.
M: Med body, good carbonation, a bit silky and oily on the palate.
O: This is a very well balanced DIPA. Sweetness to bitterness is perfect, you get a nice bitter finish, flavours are great and nothing takes away from anything else.
11-27-2012 00:56:00 | More by Kremlock
4.33/5 rDev +7.7%
A - a hazy golden yellow pour which is almost glowing with some light, 1/2 finger of big bubbled creamy white head which slowly dissipates but hangs around in moderate lacing the entire time
S - strong hops, candy sweet, green forest, honeydew, mango, pineapple, enjoyable, sweet and busy
T - strong floral hops right at the start followed by a sharp bitterness, mango, honey, pomegranate, burned marshmallows via campfire, cotton candy, this is deep and delicious
M - sharp, creamy, crisp, wet, lubricating, medium carbonation, full bodied
O -Delicious. Deep, complex aromas and flavors. Every time i took a sip of this i got something new on taste and smell. I have sampled this before on 3 or 4 separate occasions including the FlatLander's beer festival but the two bottles reviewed tonight have amplified my enjoyment of this fine beverage greatly. Excellent !
10-10-2013 12:42:48 | More by djoprahwinfrey
4.3/5 rDev +7%
Pours a nice towering soft creamy white head. Colour is an amber orange, visible carbonation and pretty good clarity on it. Head retention and lacing are excellent. 4.25
S – lots of tropical fruits, mango, pineapple, red fruits, apples, with a baked cinnamon spiciness. A caramel backdrop with an earthy edge, tons of complex hop character. 4.25
T – a piney start, nutty and a big hop character, tangerine peel, grapefruit, rich oily texture. Big rich fruitiness and strong florals, lots of zesty hop flavour, balanced with a dry maltiness. Some caramel-y sweetness and a rich citrusy hoppiness with herbal and earthy aspects, then a crisp lingering aftertaste with a slow herbal spice hop burn. 4.25
M – Big coating feel, with a smooth hoppy oiliness, and a dry slickness with a smooth spicey finish. Carbonation is appropriate and this is quite refreshing and delicious with a big smooth body that drinks very easy for the 8.4% ABV. 4.25
An excellent balanced IIPA. The bold hoppy fruity flavor with enough body to back it up works excellently. I will be trying to pick up more for sure. This is one tasty beer, fair bit of complexity lurking here. Delicious. 4.5
08-10-2013 02:55:28 | More by mick303
Muskoka Twice As Mad Tom IPA from Muskoka Brewery
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