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Brewed by Muskoka Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bracebridge, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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Inspired by late night stories around the fire, Muskoka Mad Tom will instantly grab your attentnion. 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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UM02 (303) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2011
Nice well balanced IPA with a very subtle mild hop flavour as opposed to the very bitter hop flavour of many IPAs. I do prefer a bit more bitter and aggressive IPA but I certainly respect the more subtle style of this beer. One has the impression that this brewery has a very good water supply.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bendrixian (1106) - Canadiana, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2011
Pint at the Duke of Kent, Toronto. Has a weird brown colour, showing little lace and is somewhat cloudy. big aromas of floral hops, pine cones, citrus. It is a well hopped brew with some light malt notes but a hollow mid palate. Otherwise a very enjoyable brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (2984) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2011
Brown bottle, purchased at the LCBO, savoured on August 22 2011; eye: golden with an orangey hue, lightly hazy, tiny sheet of white head, average lacing; nose: resinous hops, citrusy, grapefruit, light orange, slight malt, caramel; mouth: resinous hops, citrusy, astringency, grapefruit, orange, good presence of malt, astringency, caramel, astringent finale with presence of resinous hops, medium body, good carbonation, rather bitter, lightly sweet, lots of astringency, harsh texture; overall: nice surprise FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 335 ml, achetée à la LCBO, savourée le 22 août 2011; œil : dorée avec une teinte orangée, légèrement voilée, minuscule couverture de mousse blanche, dentelle moyenne; nez : houblon résineux, citrique, pamplemousse, léger orange, très léger malt, caramel; bouche : houblon résineux, citrique, astringence, pamplemousse, orange, bonne présence de malt, astringence, caramel, finale astringente avec présence de houblon résineux, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, plutôt amère, légèrement sucrée, assez astringente, texture rugueuse; en résumé : belle surprise

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2509) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2011
[bottle from LCBO] Floral aroma that is pretty much entirely hops. Flavour is very floral from the hops with pine and strawberry accents. A little spicy and with assertive but not overly dominant bitterness. Very good balance, but the hops flavour is just a bit too floral for me. Medium body, medium carbonation, nice hops finish that is not too bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
probstblueribbon (2916) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2011
355 ml bottle from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear dirty amber with a decent off-white foam. Aroma: Juicy, fruity, citrus hops, some tropical fruit and apricot notes, grapefruit and marmalade, a bit of pine/resin, bread crust/biscuit/toast malts, a touch dusty/musty, quite nice. Palate: Medium body, moderate effervescence with a few sharp bubbles. Flav.: Malts and C-hops in harmony, nice bread crust/toast bordering on caramel/toffee, plenty of grapefruit and marmalade notes, strong citrus, some pine and resin, still a little of the dusty/musty note, really enjoyable; dry with good bitterness and a long, malty, eucalyptus finish.

The new branding/packaging is slick. This is a great addition to the Muskoka portfolio and the Ontario beer scene.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sseb69 (1488) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2012 Bouteille LCBO 355 ml. 6.4%. Couleur jaune foncé, mousse blanche fugace. Arôme d’herbe, caramel et malt. En bouche, très fraîche, herbeuse, un peu de citron, houblon et finale très amère. Très bonne. Une excellente IPA, pas tros grosse en bouche, se boit bien et quelle fraîcheur...Une de mes IPA préférée au Canada.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AGAquino (659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2011
Dry hopped cask version. At first, not much aroma, but as time passes it becomes more pronounced. Nice hop bitter, with a little malt sweetness as well. A bit rough in the aftertasre.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thelynchfella (47) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 26, 2011
On draught at Brydens at Jane & Bloor in Toronto. Clear, golden in colour. Citrus/grapefruit/pine aroma. Pretty strong bitter Citrus hop taste to it. Very good but not an amazing IPA

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
MXD (303) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2011 Pours honey golden. Forms a rather thick white head with decent retention. Looks a bit creamy when poured. Pretty. (4-) Aroma is grapefruit, floral. Good, but ultimately lacks depth in that regards (7-) Taste is ... well... lack of malt on this one is terrible. Certainly hoppy taste, but it just tastes like somebody forgot that the main ingredient of a beer is actually supposed to be malt. It’s not bad per se, but going over the top with hops doesn’t mean a beer is going to be oh wow BBBIIIIIITER, which is something the folks at LOMCB forgot. I can’t take it seriously. (4+). Mouthfeel is in oily territory. Not a hint of cream -- what the pour suggested. Finish is somewhat unsurprising. (3+) All in all : I can’t take this one seriously. It seems like somebody thought overhopping and undermalting a beer would actually make people say "oh wow niche product" but it completely fails in that regard. (5)being kind here). EDIT : It looks even more of a ridiculous, all-hop beer after a delicious St-Ambroise India Pale Ale.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (6784) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2011
355 ml bottle. Toronto, ON:
Clear amber colour with big frothy off-white head. Strong delicious hoppy aroma with pine, citrus, fruits and resin. Flavour is much milder. Dark hops and citrus sweetness. Flavour was slightly disappointing after the delicious aroma.


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