Muskoka Twice As Mad Tom IPA - Muskoka Brewery
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3.91/5 rDev -2.7%
A: Pours clear amber body with two fingers of white fluffy head. Retention and lacing are good.
S: Strong aroma of citrus and pine with a load of caramel malts. Good mix of flavours.
T: The pine comes through very strong, mixing with the caramel and citrus. A very hoppy tasting brew.
M: Medium-heavy bodied with a lot of carbonation. The texture is very thick and leaves a bitter mind after taste. The alcohol is quite evident in the after taste.
O: Good example of an extremely hoppy bear. Worth a try and at a good price point.
01-16-2013 04:02:02 | More by Long813
4.1/5 rDev +2%
355ml bottle. A double eye pee eh from Ontaria, ya do say? Well, if there ever was, it would surely be these fellers doin' it.
This beer pours a clear medium golden amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, silky, foamy off-white head, which leaves some low-pressure inversion layer lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.
It smells of bitter orange and grapefruit rind, acrid pine resin, bready caramel malt, a touch of musty toffee, and some further lemony, earthy hop notes. The taste is more bitter generic citrus pith, pine sap, lemon cleanser (in a good way, I swear!), lightly honeyed caramel malt, and some mowed down and beaten tropical fruit esters.
The carbonation is a tad prickly, but mostly just supportive, the body a sturdy medium weight, and actually fairly smooth, just a few barbs from the persistent bitter hops getting in the way. It finishes off-dry, the bread and the caramel tones still jousting with tangy, fruity, zesty hops.
A pretty bang-on example of the style - big-ass hoppy, but balanced enough without making one too award of the sweetness required to actually accomplish this feat. I am pleased as punch to have the rest of this reasonably priced four-pack yet to enjoy.
01-03-2013 02:50:45 | More by biboergosum
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
4.1/5 rDev +2%
Poured a two finger off white head that subsided to a nice collar of fine suds, amber copper body, sticky patchy lacing. Scent is caramel malt, pine, tangerine citrus. Taste follows the nose, some mango, pineapple, fresh bread, prickly pine lingering finish, really quite nice. Medium body, some carbonation, nicely bitter, slick oily feel, medium dry. Mad Tom with more booze, more hops, more malt, more good!
12-23-2012 00:57:46 | More by Stocean1
4.15/5 rDev +3.2%
Pours a translucent tawny orange colour, with a slightly off white finger of head leaving nice lace behind. The aroma was citrus notes, with a crisp mango note, noticeable pine, and hints of caramel sweetness. Taste kicks it up a notch with a nice medium bitterness level, citrus and tropical fruits and a doughy malt sweetness. Feel is a bit under carbonated on the tongue, with a creamy, slick feel.
Overall, a nice well drinkable DIPA!
12-19-2012 01:17:09 | More by EgadBananas
3.98/5 rDev -1%
Bottle: Poured a dark amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and earthy hops is quite dominant. Taste is also dominated by loads of caramel malt with maybe a tad too much sugar and some notes citrus and resin hops that are quite powerful. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well brewed though I think I actually prefer the regular Tom over this one.
12-10-2012 21:01:19 | More by Phyl21ca
4.23/5 rDev +5.2%
355ml bottle poured into tulip 27/11/12 from notes
A slight haze in a orange body, just a few slow moving bubbles but a dense long lasting two finger cream colored foam leaves several rings of lace followed by some random patches, were off to a good start
S some hop candy going on here with a nice tropical blast, tangerine, pineapple, guava, with just a little pine and caramel malt, very nice nose with no booze at all
T more toffees and a little less tropical compared to the nose, a little sweet and a little citric rind I didn't notice, very tasty but I loved the nose
M she's not a palate wrecker but has a nice bitter kick but its in check, leaning towards full bodied with more bubbles felt in the mouth then visible in the glass, not heat and I'd believe it was a 6%er
O drinkable DIPA that's doing well in all areas, I still have enamel on my teeth but shes a bitter one alright but it goes down easy, dangerous booze and I'm smelling an empty bottle
Very stoked that this want just came to me, I love Alberta some days. Its not just Mad Tom on steroids there's more going on here and I have a new brew in my regular rotation
12-09-2012 08:24:56 | More by wordemupg
3.85/5 rDev -4.2%
Although an excellent Ontario beer, not as good as the draught version I remember trying at Bar Hop during Toronto Beer Week, and not (yet) up to the (extremely high) level of Californian DIPAs.
Bottle pours a beautiful clear and copper amber with impressive lacing. Well balanced aroma of caramelized malts with a pine undertone; resiny but smooth. The taste starts with a tropical flavour burst that transitions into a surprisingly mellow / mild finish, albeit with a nicely lingering bitterness. The 8.4% ABV is scarily well hidden: lots of flavour and much less "warmth" than I'd typically expect.
Genuinely think Muskoka is one of the best things to happen to the Ontario brewing scene and continues to be a brewery I will support any way I can going forward...
12-01-2012 02:23:14 | More by hopsolutely
3.95/5 rDev -1.7%
Crystal clear copper pour. Two finger, soapy, snow white head. Lacing is fantastic.
Sweet malts, strawberries, bitter pine, grapefruit, mandarin oranges, sweet cookies and a touch of fresh cut grass.
Sweet malts, bitter pine and grapefruit with strawberries and a touch of caramel and digestive cookies. Zero hint of alcohol.
Light body, good carbonation slightly sticky on the lips.
11-29-2012 21:49:51 | More by korguy123
3.63/5 rDev -9.7%
Pours a dark, copper, clear. Off white, light beige head. Nose is pungent hops, lots of fruit, citrus, sweet pear, sugary. Twice tastes pretty hoppy upfront, sweetness comes into the middle, caramel lingering balance. Distinctly Mad Tom, a good hoppy beer when fresh. A Nice attempt at an underrepresented style for Ontario.
11-29-2012 19:13:15 | More by heebes
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
4.15/5 rDev +3.2%
A - clear dark golden, one finger of white head retained respectably, good amount of random lacing as I took it down
S - hints of grapefruit, tangy lime, subtle perfumes, sweet bubble gum, and a faint hint of caramel
T - earthy with sweet citrus, quickly followed by a distinctive bubble gum or cotton candy type thing, light mineral quality, and mild sweet malt
M - medium to light body with ample carbonation, although no real hop bitter or dry to speak of, very easy drinking just missing a bit of the punch that I enjoy in a DIPA
O - gentle but diverse hop flavours with a crazy and inviting sweet candy flavour that makes it tough to put down, I will be buying more of this for sure
11-28-2012 03:34:21 | More by joemcgrath27
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
4.23/5 rDev +5.2%
bottle into duvel tulip
A - Deep orange coppery pour with 2 fingers of bright white head, big sticky bubbles. nice lacing on the glass
S - Just massive piney in your face nose with a sweet smell. Little bit of pineapple, but a really nice smelling beer.
T - Really nice hoppy beer, I usually find DIPA's to be too malty (other then FFF's) but this one is extremely well balanced. Not too much malt and a great hoppy bite.
M - Nice mouthfeel nice carbonation, but not too bubbly. Medium bodied beer. Can't taste the alcohol.
O - Happy to finally have a good DIPA being made in Ontario. This is a huge movement in the right direction for our province.
11-25-2012 04:45:03 | More by rappmann
3.98/5 rDev -1%
A special thanks to “maika” for making a special stop in Whitby and picking this one up for me (and surprising me with a bonus GLB black IPA- Yum).
(3.5) A: Pours a crystal clear amber with a healthy creamy white foam head. Very good retention and similar lacing.
(4.0) S: Fresh baked bread, sticky pine needles, grapefruit, pineapple, hints of banana, caramel, and nutty elements. Nicely balanced and smooth with a fairly gentle overall aroma which is nice.
(4.0) T: Sweet caramel-like malt base with a piney and tropical fruit (banana & pineapple) wave that follows. Some spices in there too providing a nutty quality in the finish. Similar to aroma with an overall balanced taste profile. Alcohol is quite well hidden. Well done.
(4.0) M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation. Quite chewy and resin-like with an appealing oily sheen that coats the mouth. A hefty load of bitterness with very little dryness.
(4.0) D: This is very easy-drinking and well balanced for a DIPA. Rich with malt and not overpowering with the hops, this could find it's way into my fridge rotation.
11-25-2012 00:19:05 | More by Digimaika2
Muskoka Twice As Mad Tom IPA from Muskoka Brewery
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