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

bottled
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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BobHayward (3) - GUELPH, CANADA - MAR 29, 2012 does not count
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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lvanbelkom (11) - Brampton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2013
Tried this one on tap at a hotel bar; perfect blend of bitterness with a light tinge of grapefruit (not too much). Probably one if not the best readily available I.P.A.s in Ontario.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tdavie (16) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 12, 2013
This is my ’go to’ session beer, and along with Red Race from BC the definitive Canadian IPA. Tom

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
skippy007 (26) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2013
355ml bottle from LCBO. A favourite of mine and a great example of a North American IPA. Pours golden with foamy head that later settles. Citrus and floral aroma. Flavour is hop driven and bitter to the end. Pleasant fresh fruit aftertaste. Sit back and enjoy the taste of summer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Randy4Beer (179) - - JUN 27, 2014
Pours a semi-translucent copper colour. Aromas of citrusy hops, but with plenty of caramel malt too. Taste is grapefruit smothered in buttery caramel, which speaks to the excellent balance in this beer. I’ve had this before and remember it being more hoppy, But my can’s best before is 24aug14’ so I know it is in its prime in late June. Just illustrates how our memories aren’t always bang on. Still a highly enjoyable pint and I would never say no to a Mad Tom.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2011 341mL bottle from a BS sixer. Pours a nice bright pale gold with a small white head. The aroma is really fantastic, pungent hop presence with some sweeter aspects, kind of reminds me of old fasioned bubblegum, or powdered sugar, in a pleasant way. Flavour is even better, piney hops upfront met with a huge load of citrus and a very solid malty backbone. Pale malt seems like a background character despite the appearance of the beer, and I get more deep biscuity malt aspects that I would expect from darker IPA’s. Finish is mildly dry and aftertaste is a perfect blend of it all. Everything flows so well and works together, the balance is ideal. This is exactly what I want to drink all summer, and the exact kind of beer I want an Ontario brewery to put out as a regular offering. Outstanding.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
d07c0m (89) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2011
A much needed product for the Ontario market. This is an exceptionally smooth and clean beer with a pungently bitter hop profile and solid malt body with notes of grapefruit and spice. Very excited not only that there is a new Muskoka product but that they are able to pull it off so well along with their new packaging which has them going back to bottles with stylish new packaging and labels.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinsenn (1080) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2013 6-pack from the LCBO. This stuff is great! Pours golden and cloudy, amazing grassy hoppy aroma, hoppy fruity taste, and a fantastic bitter citrusy finish. One of the best Canadian IPAs I’ve had. Edit: I have a feeling they’ve changed the recipe at some point recently. I’ve continued to drink this over and over, and now it’s different from my original description. Now clear and amber, rather than golden and cloudy. Aroma as incredible as ever, though now more fruity than grassy. The taste is more balanced than I seem to recall. You can definitely taste some nice malty sweetness along with the fruits before the IBUs take over. My score remains the same, other than the appearance.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stought (2) - - MAR 6, 2012 does not count
This is a great ipa. Bitter and a bit cloudy for the perfect ipa. Brewed by muskoka brewery right here in Canada.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiggJonStudd (11) - - MAY 30, 2013
355ml bottle or 473ml can from the LCBO. Pours orange with a white head. Beautiful aromas and beautiful taste. My favourite Ontario IPA right now!


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