bunget (699) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Deep yellow-orange body, medium creamy head with a yellowish shade, decent retention, beautiful lacing. Aroma is yeasty fresh, orange peel, coriander, wormwood, grapes, floral spiciness, pine, and a little sweetness. Taste is a lot of bitterness, grapefruit, generous amount of Centennial and Chinook hops that gives a piney touch, spices, wormwood. Tom was definitely mad when he made this fine craft. Almost no alcohol feeling. It’ll be excellent with some cheese. By far the best Muskoka has offered so far.
Tiger_08 (137) - Sarnia, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
May 4 2012. Bottle pours cloudy apricot with stringy things swimming in it. Head is foamy white settling to a cap. Good thing the aroma is fantastic kick of pineapple, grapefruit and citrus. Taste like hard grapefruit juice with a tart kick and hopsy bite on tongue. Palate is bitter and tart and leaves a strong hops bite that carries through to the next beer so be careful what it's matched with.
Tessic (967) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This IPA poured a cloudy yellow colour with a frothy, off white head. To the nose there are scents of pineapple, grapefruit and lemon citrus. A whole hell of alot of citrus. First sip was a punch in the face with hops. First taste almost tasted like hard grapefruit juice with a splash of pineapple. A little dough flavour and lemon grass thrown in. Finish is bitter with lemon flavours lingering.
WheatKing (1323) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - APR 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An excellent IPA. There’s so much going on here, it’s singing to you while you chug. "Day-o" by Harry Belafonte comes to mind, but in double time played by the Tragically Hip and Nelly Furtado. While Stephen Leacock is throwing frozen watermelons, pineapples, and pinecones at your head. Yeah that sounds about right.
Disgraziato (4) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is my new go-to beer. It is my favorite Ontario IPA. Mad Tom has that perfect blend of hoppy bitterness and citrus kick that I look for in this style of beer. Just as the label on the bottle says, I’ll brace myself and crack one of these open for old Tom anytime! Good stuff!
barrelbellie (11) - - APR 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from bottle. great hop aroma, light fruity with some grass. similar taste with nice bitter finish. good ontario i.p.a.
dreadp (13) - toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Scoring beers this high makes me uncomfortable, but had this from tap at the Magpie (Dundas & Euclid)...very nice IPA. Stick your nose in the glass and it smells like pot. Hoppy, full and well-balanced throughout. Good backbone. Had back to back pints of this and Crazy Canuck; this won.
PatIrish (169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2012 From the bottle, lovely copper, nice head, citrusy, tropical fruit, some grassiness. Nice bitter flavor, very nice beer.
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BobHayward (3) - GUELPH, CANADA - MAR 29, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Makes me mad that there aren’t more beers like this. The barrage of citrus hops will knock your socks off, yet the underlying balance and flavour will keep you grounded.
Digital_Aura (227) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle. Background: its a warm March night in Canada. Warm enough to have a campfire and a beer. Actually hasnt been this warm in March since 1948. 18deg Celsius. Having a pipe and a Mad Tom with a friend straight outta the bottle. Cant comment on appearance. Aroma is amazingly citrusy. Like a lemon orchard. Strongest smelling beer Ive had! Tastes very much like grapefruit. Very bitter but mildly sweet finish. Actually, not bad at all (not a fan of IPAs generally). Tastes balance out better throughout the duration.