1. The BeerAdvocate Store is back! Pre-order your stuff now. Items begin shipping Dec 15. Christmas deadline = Dec 18 @ 5pm EST.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Muskoka Twice As Mad Tom IPA - Muskoka Brewery

Not Rated.
Muskoka Twice As Mad Tom IPAMuskoka Twice As Mad Tom IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

187 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 187
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 15
Gots: 22 | 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)
View: Beers (21) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 187 | Reviews: 55 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of dipso123
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of AugustusRex
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of artemh
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Brody1714
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of ArtZan
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Hoptoria
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Dee13
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of RyanPollock
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of sirsteve42
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Pmicdee
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of boszormeny
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of RevCraig
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Belittle
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Hoppy_McGee
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Beer-Fetish
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of crooksb2
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of goalie35
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of smakawhat
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a tulip pint glass, no obvious bottle dating.

Slightly hazy orange amber body, but there's a nice cherry hint towards the top. Thick and very symmetrical bleach white creamed head that forms three fingers with clumpy lacing and great retention. Solid looker.

Interesting nose, not a huge hop blast but a good mix of thick alcohol and caramel sweetness and citrus rushing hops. Chewy and leafy citrus orange and tangerines thickness abounds.

Palate has a noticeable sweetness and heavy alcohol thickness with good tolerable hop bitterness. Slightly leafy green and minty mouthwash coating, and toothpaste breath finish. Large thick malt caramel and sweetness with some syrupy orange qualities. Thick alcohol sugars but not horrifically sweet actually, and quite a good sense of buried boozy qualities.

Interesting take, but the mix is sort of fighting just a little with each other between hop and malt, and it's also noticeable on sugar first. Very easy drinking though and pleasurable.

Photo of TT--Cashout
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of curewhatalesu
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Derek69
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass, perfect amount of head. Immediately smelled of pineapple juice, tasted quite sweet and like a hoppy version of pineapple. Very palatable, not off-putting at all. Very drinkable, lots of hops, nice colour, minimal lacing. Nice IPA for the cottage.

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Back into IPA/DIPA territory for this review, another Canadian craft brew and another take on a hoppy high ABV brew to combat the bogshite sub-zero temperatures here in Cowtown right now. Twice as Mad Tom is a light orange brew (light for a DIPA?) with ample white head. Aroma is rich and malty with some tropical and citrus hop notes, but the malt stands out. Taste includes some unique elements for a DIPA ... There's some red grapefruit and orange hop flavors that combine with a considerable sweetness to produce an effect like orange breakfast drink crystals, along with some gooseberry, guava, and pine, although the latter is not harshly bitter and medicinal. The aforementioned sweetness is compelling: There are flavors like marshmallow or cotton candy, caramel corn, a hint of strawberry. A roasted (almost smoky) vibe like strong coffee emerges in the finish. Interesting. I am thinking of those molasses kiss candies in your Halloween bag, the ones in the orange and yellow wrapper than you couldn't pay people to take off your hands. I liked them for some reason. Like many DIPAS, the hop punch does add up and the lips do get a bit numb (which is probably the sneaky ABV as well), but overall I was impressed by the smooth and almost subtle approach to bitterness in such a big beer.

Photo of chickenm
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of wizo
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of BeerStoreTop10
4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Muskoka Twice As Mad Tom IPA from Muskoka Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.