Muskoka Twice As Mad Tom IPA | Muskoka Brewery

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Muskoka Twice As Mad Tom IPAMuskoka Twice As Mad Tom IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Muskoka Brewery
Ontario, Canada
muskokabrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

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

Added by CAMRAhardliner on 10-28-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
281
Reviews:
70
Avg:
4
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
66
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Photo of Jesterr44
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Lightly golden with a large foamy head on a hard pour which fades at a medium pace. Lacing remains.
S: Nice citrusy hops.
T: Lots of hops with a very nice blend of citrus with some pine, grassy, mango/melon/plum and a smooth finish without harsh bitterness.
F: Quite full & smooth.
Overall: Perhaps the best Canadian IPA I've had. I like it alongside Fat Tug although the taste is somewhat different with more citrus & a little less mango. I just had one right after my finishing my last:( Heady Topper and it compared nicely. I will likely be enjoying this fine DIPA often!

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Photo of GJKerr
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmithyAlan
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerthulhu
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

-spiegelau ipa glass.

A: Orange coloring, medium heavy haze. Chalky white head is two fingers and holds well. Strong show of carbonation, good coverage of lace with spongey daps on the vessel.

S: Sweet resiny pine hops and sugars first on the aroma. Grapefruit, sweet green leaves, sweet tang of tangerines alcohol, grapefruit sugars with a nice tone.

T: Flavor had a big burst of sugary pine and grapefruit hops. Tart and tangy citrus, pale malts. Sugary alcohol, tangerine notes, tangy tropical.

M: Medium-light body, tangy citrus hops glow on the hold, good amount of carbonation, milky texture.

O: Respectable in hop levels, a bit sweet and sugary alcohol mixes with tart and tangy tropical and citrus notes. Decent drinkability for 8.4%. When warms the alcohol becomes more prevalent.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light gold to light copper in color with a light haziness. There's a fingernail of brilliant white on top. Light lacing. The aroma is of pungent grapefruit and orange. I taste a very tart orange, grapefruit, and overripe pineapple hop profile. Light malt appears at the back of the palate. The mouth is dry, lightly sticky and chewy.

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Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jmaskell33
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of weswideman
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

lcbo

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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wheels2532
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Electros
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of runondirt
2.1/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

i'm drinking this a week past expiration date, so that's the disclamer. but as it stands, this beer is flat, like zero carbonation, with an aroma of a candy jar filled with mints and taste of turpentine and alcohol. claims to be unfiltered. not a single cell of yeast on the bottom of this bottle. i don't like when people pull my chain - this beer is a dog; see my other reviews, i'm always more than fair.

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours hazy gold with a thick head. looks pretty damn good, it is unfiltered as well.

smell is very bland to me, not much going on here. bready malt and that's about it.

taste is bitter yet sweet. goes down smooth enough but could be smoother. i taste honey in this, caramel malt as well. finishes bitter and dry.

overall this is solid but nothing special. good taste but no aroma and the mouthfeel isn't great.

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Photo of RobertJBeer
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ommegangpbr
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This falls within the pale and somewhat boozy tasting area of the double India pale ale spectrum. The alcohol flavor comes across as a bit strong in a style where hop flavor usually manages to overwhelm the higher alcohol content.
That being said, this is an enjoyable serving of beer. There are some mango flavor in there, along with some potent hop flavors. I'd get this again but it is likely that there will be something available for me to try that I would rather try before I revisit this.

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Photo of Walleybeer
3.39/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tbeer40
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Powers30
3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Darkastlemaster
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Elpiloto
3.51/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Really intensely hoppy flavor, minimal bitter aftertaste, satisfying as far as IPAs go, but I could probably only do one of these pints at a time.

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Photo of djrn2
3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJSFS
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yasky
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Muskoka Twice As Mad Tom IPA from Muskoka Brewery
4 out of 5 based on 281 ratings.
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