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Muskoka Twice As Mad Tom IPA - Muskoka Brewery

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192 Ratings
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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 18
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
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Ontario, Canada

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: CAMRAhardliner on 10-28-2012

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
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Ratings: 192 | Reviews: 57
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle from the LCBO. Enjoy before September 8th, 2013. Guessing this is nearly 3 months old. Served in a Darkness tulip.

A - Off-white foam settles to a thin cap, thick collar, and glass-coating lacework. Transparent dark golden body.

S - Lots of earthy and grassy hops; a tad spicy, with a faint pine note as well. There's some tropical fruits, a blast of orange flesh, and some pleasant doughy malts supporting things. This has held up quite well, likely because it was refrigerated the whole time.

T - The taste is a bit less earthy and spicy, with more citrus and tropical flavors. Nice caramel, dough, and toffee flavors that support but never overwhelm. Fairly high zesty hop bitterness, with perhaps a touch of alcohol in the finish as well.

M - Body seems a tad light and watery for 8.4%, but with a bit of chewiness to it. Carbonation is a tad high for my liking. Dry, with lingering hop oils and resins.

D - A solid DIPA, and one of the best I've had from an Ontario brewery. I had no problem downing a 12oz bottle and I'd love to try a fresher sample. Alcohol and bitterness come through a tad too much, and carbonation is high, but those are only minor flaws.

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4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.29/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Twice as Mad Tom pours a light amber with a decent head and beautiful lacing. Citusy, piney hops fill the aroma with some nice caramel malt. More grapefruity pine in the flavor, with plenty of malt backing it up. The sweetness is moderate and well balanced by a heavy, slightly resiny bitterness. I was impressed by Mad Tom, and I can say the same thing about Twice as Mad Tom, really a nice DIPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of L-Ray
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a couple of bottles on the way home yesterday. Dreadful day of dealing with troglodytes. Given the lack of West coast style IPAs and IIPAs in this town, was happy to see a new one on the shelf.

A - pours a mostly clear copper orange with little head and some lacing. Looks pretty damn yummy.
S- Definite tropical fruit forward brew. Mango, pineapple maybe. Little pine on the nose. Nice rounded vapours drifting up to happy places in my mind.
T - Quite hoppy, with good dose of dry bitterness. Some pine comes through now, but mostly fruit and citrus. Now more pineapple. Comes through a little more pronounced later.
M - Dry with mild carbonation. Not as smooth as I would like. Alcohol is not hidden, so not a great balance, but pretty decent.
O- a pretty decent offering. Im always on the lookout for IPAs, particularly west coast style. This town is obviously void of hopheads. Too many damn bad beer drinkers here, so the rest of us need to seek out what isn't about. Nevertheless, this is something I'd buy again.
Until then...

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, slightly hazy, orange-copper coloring with a thin, sparse, white surface coat of head. Nose of caramel sweet, mango and passion fruit, floral and roasty hops, and an overall roasty/toasty character. Smells rich and balanced. Flavors of bitter and tangy blend on the forward tongue, with a heavy citrus tart and sweetness riding an effervescent body right behind it. Pineapple, passion fruit, and mango all blend together for a fruity and sweet overall character. Bitter and peppery hops bring some balance, but the beer still leans towards the sweet and malty side. Hops bitterness opens the door into the aftertaste, with floral and piney characteristics joining the tropical fruit cup that has been present on the palate. Crisp, clean, slightly drying finish. Solid, tasty, robust brew. Big fan.

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4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thank you to cattersley for including this in our Canbiff 2013 package.

A: A rich copper IPA just south of hazy and topped with a creamy white rocky head.

S: Honey and pales malts with a herbal, piney and grassy hop chaser. Clean and refreshing, the smell suggest pale yellow fruits of apricot and nectarines. Sweet, yeasty and creamy like a sweet bread.

T: Piney hops wash through first mixed with clean malts and sweetness of fresh fruit. Malts are syrupy and compliment the pine, grapefruit & lemon rind hops. Despite the hops, it's a expertly balanced with the malts. Bitter rinds hold on the tongue well after the last sip, like a delicious haunting.

M: Creamy mouth feel with a think syrup feel that coats the palette throughly. Carbonation is very low and only ad to the frothy creaminess.

O: An excellent DIPA, reminds me of my favourite season - Naughty Hildegard. Creamy and malty with a punch of bitter at the end which holds onto the tongue, delicious! Wish I had a dozen more!

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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Muskoka Twice As Mad Tom IPA from Muskoka Brewery
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