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Muskoka Twice As Mad Tom IPA - Muskoka Brewery

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Muskoka Twice As Mad Tom IPAMuskoka Twice As Mad Tom IPA

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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.93%
Wants: 15
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
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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5/5  rDev +24.1%

steofwinnipeg, Jul 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

woody1138, Jun 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

MFAnderson, Mar 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

qpaladeau, Aug 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Dee13, Feb 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

ThinkAgain, Nov 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Scaboo, Apr 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

DarkHorse83, Nov 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

headstash, Friday at 10:50 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Hoppy_McGee, Jan 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

MattPS, Nov 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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).

Overal 4.5/5

IdeaSpeeder, May 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Hippityhop25, Aug 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

CRObighit2, Aug 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

KrisDLSmith, Jan 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

curewhatalesu, Dec 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

kjyost, May 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

timiskin, Mar 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

RyanPollock, Feb 15, 2014
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Magibeg, May 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Mr_Hoptimistic, Jun 30, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +8.7%

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.

BeerStoreTop10, Dec 01, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +7.4%

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.

papat444, Nov 29, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +7.4%

300th review!

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.

leaddog, Dec 31, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +7.4%

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.

Kremlock, Nov 27, 2012
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Muskoka Twice As Mad Tom IPA from Muskoka Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.