Muskoka Mad Tom IPA | Muskoka Brewery

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Muskoka Mad Tom IPAMuskoka Mad Tom IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Muskoka Brewery
Ontario, Canada
muskokabrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Inspired by late night stories around the fire, Muskoka Mad Tom will instantly grab your attention. Dry-hopped with Chinook and Centennial hops, this IPA has a vibrant aroma, depth of flavour, and crisp citrusy undertow like no other. So brace yourself, and crack one open for old Mad Tom. This is an awakening in craft beer that gets more enticing with every sip.

62 IBU

Added by heebes on 05-26-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
454
Reviews:
130
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
12.6%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
130
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Photo of tdm168
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RHF711
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of btg95
4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ECsurfattic
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UnderStageMan
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of theDuck
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of InsideLiquorMan
4.59/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Now this is an IPA I can get behind. Brought it in bulk into my store in anticipation for some tastings later on that month and I managed to grab an extra bottle that had already been bought, but not used. Look out, here comes in the Hop Train. Very grassy and earthy. A nice 'natural' feeling to the hops that gives you that familiar smack of bitterness. Luckily, it has one of my favorite qualities in a beer: bitterness that doesn't linger on your pallet too long. A great, sassy color that seduces you into drinking it and then convinces you to finish the entire pack.

Amazing beer. Great job, Muskoka! Keep up the good work.

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Photo of shigg85
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bcrossan
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Isaac420L
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vold
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kevinlater
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

473ml can into snifter, "enjoy before 24 dec 2015". dry-hopped with chinook and centennial hops. consumed nov 10 2015

a: rich orange with bone-coloured head

s: rich ripe fleshy orange, grapefruit, floral aromas, strong caramel, a bit of pine, bread, brown sugar. really solid

t: really powerful grapefruit and orange flavours at first, which leads into a prominent floral & malty backbone consisting of sweet brown bread and brown sugar. a medium-plus bitterness closes the tasting with a lingering pine and fruitiness

m: sticky medium mouthfeel with sub-moderate carbonation

o: a really good and available ontario IPA. could see it as a go-to beer

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Photo of harryhops
3.72/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Supergenou
3.54/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kghgk
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RichD
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shadman
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mcthfg
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jameswaldo
4.47/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured a 11.5 ounce pretty chair-decorated bottle from a height into a pint glass to get a big head, which lasted several minutes, subsiding to a fine skin of foam as I drank. Looks very turbid and bright, a 6 on my SRM chart. Laced well on its way down. Smells hoppy and fresh bread. Tastes as good as it looks, with an interesting strong yeast balancing malt and hops, carbonation just right, good bitter lingering aftertaste. I had a draft Mad Tom IPA at the Gateway downtown Ithaca and liked it so much I had to get a six pack to take home. Bottled brew was just as tasty as the draft. Good price for a superior IPA!

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Photo of Beervana
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wattersmike90
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mkyer
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Samuel_Merryweather
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look is somewhere between copper and gold. Head is a bit underwhelming and subsides quickly. Scent is a bit piny with a tiny bit of lemon. Quite floral with a bit of bitter. Great scent.

Taste was a bit of a let down. Not getting as much lemon as the text on the can would suggest. There's a strong hop flavour but nothing that makes it stand apart. A bit jumbled if you ask me.

Wanted more from this. Very curious about the twice as mad Tom.

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Photo of j0hnc2468
3.44/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy amber/bright orange color with powerful amount of subtle activity. Frothy beige half a finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with very good legs.

Aromas of tropical fruits and caramel. Flavors of pine, orange, coriander, fresh floral and herbal spices. Caramel biscuit feel with a grassy end. Nice balance with a good dose of sugar while having a strong sharpness but not overly spicy.

Smooth creamy medium body with the perfect amount of zesty carbonation. Well intensified medium strength finish, ending with a tongue numbing citrus feel, dash of spicy hops, and a dry piney coat.

Overall this is a good craft offering tasty flavors and a very fresh feel. Good accessibility being a little faint and low intensity.

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Muskoka Mad Tom IPA from Muskoka Brewery
3.89 out of 5 based on 454 ratings.
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