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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: 161
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 8.96%
Wants: 14
Gots: 16 | 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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Photo of cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-29-2013 20:27:04 | More by cam477
Photo of timeo

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-24-2013 21:33:04 | More by timeo
Photo of DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.5%

Picked up in the Fall Brewmaster's Sampler pack Bottle #1 of 6. Served cold into a pint glass.

Appearance - Hazy, orange / copper color with a creamy 1.5 fingers of ivory colored head on top. The head looks fluffy and light and lingers for a while leaving some nice streaky lacing in the glass. Pretty impressive. Swirling the glass once well into the beer will re-create am impressive temporary head as well.

Smell - Pine and spruce notes with a bit of lemon. Wooded forest aromas. Also some sweetness that cuts through and prevents complete hop domination.

Taste - Piney and spruce flavors come through again with a smoked wooden undertone especially at the back end. Some coffee flavors in there too but subdued and not as bitter, kinda like a cappuccino. Big malts in the middle of this tasting. Fairly complex flavor that was enjoyable and more complicated than the aromas would leave you to believe.

Mouthfeel - Dry finish, full, robust but also a wet feeling int he mouth that helps quench the thirst. medium carbonation.

Overall - Excellent beer, one of my favorites from the area and has surprising depth to the flavor combinations as the cappuccino on the back end was new to me. Very delicious and a repeat purchase certainly.

11-21-2013 02:40:21 | More by DenisKolkin
Photo of ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

11-17-2013 17:48:42 | More by ThinkAgain
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-17-2013 02:17:59 | More by mpgillett
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Ontario (Canada)

3.54/5  rDev -11.9%

Pretty good Canadian attempt at an IPA. Pretty expensive though which brings down it's value for the money a bit. 4 pack at The Beer Store for just over $13.00.

A- Nice copper colour. Good head on pour.

S- Rather nice bouquet, hints of floral.

T- Moderately good example of an DIPA/IPA. As a Canadian brew not bad, as an international brew, not so good.

M- Typical IPA

O- Again very good for Canada, pretty mediocre for the world

Thx for looking

11-10-2013 15:37:47 | More by DaveBar
Photo of DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-04-2013 12:22:49 | More by DamageCase76
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-26-2013 00:44:48 | More by MJ63
Photo of valianes

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

10-23-2013 07:27:59 | More by valianes
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Manitoba (Canada)

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
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Alberta (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%

A - Twice as Mad as Tom is slightly hazy and just shy of copper in color with hints of peach. Streams of CO2 support a packed, cream colored head.

S - The aroma is malty up front with notes of tobacco. These lead into a center with a lot of depth. Here there's a little bit of earthiness and subtle dry fruits lending the nose support and structure. Hops emerge in the finish lending a presence of peppercorn.

T - Twice as Mad as Tom is medium full in body and shows a strong malt presence. Here I find flavors of caramel and supporting nuttiness. Malt flavors lead into a spicy center coupled with a light, spritzy carbonation. Earthy tobacco shows up here again, more subtly than they did in the nose. Finish is an assertive, woodsy bitterness.

O - Twice as Mad as Tom is pretty well put together. It's rich, malty, assertively bitter and not overly heavy and malty. Well done.

10-07-2013 21:33:39 | More by Brianhophead
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.5%

09-28-2013 02:35:52 | More by sumiross
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

09-24-2013 23:35:46 | More by Yesdog
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3.93/5  rDev -2.2%

Got this one at the LCBO this past summer. Bought two singles and got charged for two 4 packs. Man, I should really pay attention to the receipt.

From a bottle into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium looking, creamy, off-white head with good retention. Perfectly clear burnt orange in color with no carbonation evident. Head fades to a full, thin wisp and sticks to the sides of the glass. Splotchy wisp remains and leaves some dots of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Caramel and toffee on the nose, with honeydew melon, hints of grapefruit and floral notes. Bold enough and quite nice, though not better than the regular version.

TASTE: Caramel and toffee up front, with floral hops and more malty sweetness at the swallow. Bolder and lingering finish with grapefruit, floral bitterness and touches of pine on top of a toffee and caramel malt base. Bigger than the regular version, but not necessarily better per se. Some alcohol lingers after the swallow as well.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes mouth-coating. More residual sweetness than the regular version and perhaps not quite as creamy. Some bitterness lingers.

OVERALL: Another good beer for sure, and a solid bigger version of Mad Tom. That said, I wouldn't say this is any better than the single IPA, but just a little bit bigger. In the end, Ontario is starting to rock it out, and this is a good piece of evidence to support that. Recommended.

09-23-2013 18:20:29 | More by Jeffo
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

09-17-2013 02:14:22 | More by 604growler
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

09-15-2013 20:57:10 | More by kevinlater
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

09-13-2013 17:41:08 | More by falconxman
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Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

09-13-2013 15:29:18 | More by strang
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

09-08-2013 04:48:13 | More by LampertLand
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

08-31-2013 22:18:03 | More by WillAndSarah
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Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

08-26-2013 13:40:35 | More by Caudalie
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

08-21-2013 03:22:16 | More by MasterSki
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Ontario (Canada)

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
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

08-08-2013 23:26:25 | More by djgustafson
Photo of ericj551

Alberta (Canada)

4.29/5  rDev +6.7%

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.

08-06-2013 04:23:28 | More by ericj551
Muskoka Twice As Mad Tom IPA from Muskoka Brewery
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