Ruubious (13) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark straw amber coloured, strong aromas of pine needles, very hoppy, not overly bitter, rather well balanced.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
neuromatt (858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a snifter. Pours clear orange-amber with a moderate tan head that mostly remains and leaves a moderate amount of dense lace. The nose has big notes of grapefruit, along with tropical fruit, pine and resin. There are also hints of caramel and biscuit malts. The flavour is fairly well balanced between moderately sweet malts and citric, floral hops. Towards the end, a slightly spicy bitterness takes over and carries through the long, dry, bitter finish. On the palate, it is medium in body with a dry texture and average carbonation. Overall, this is a decently well made double IPA with an aroma reminiscent of the great California IPAs. It is not as complex or subtle as the best examples (PTY, PTE), but it is very drinkable. 2012-12-19
HeistAlmighty (818) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle. Hazy orange/amber pour, moderate to large tan head. Floral and sweet grapefruit hops with a good caramel malt backbone. taste carries over from the smell rather well and is well balanced between sweet and bitter. Body is medium to full. Overall, more balanced than the single Mad Tom. The hops were aggressive enough to keep up with the sweetness.
mcberko (4054) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
355mL bottle, sent from wilco (thanks Mike), pours a fairly clear darker golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of residual sugars upfront, sweet caramel malts, oranges, and some citrus hops - uh oh, seems to one of those sugary IIPAs. Flavour confirms this, with an upfront flavour of orange soda, candied sugar, and then the hops show face, but they are restrained. Way too much residual sugar makes this one way out of balance IIPA towards the malt side. Strange - the regular Mad Tom is great, so I thought this would be a sure fire great IIPA, but nope - I much prefer the regular one. Flawed, but still drinkable.
Digital_Aura (208) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
355 ml bottle. Well kids, they don't really come any better than this! And from Ontario to boot!! Pours a yellow, effervescent brew (Lovibond 11) with 1/2" foam head. Really lacey as well. Aromas of the greenest pine needles and of flowers! Maybe even some notes of fresh baked cookies. Taste... Just wow! Bright bitter hops initially then a sweet, malty, slightly heady alcohol flavour balanced by a grassy, piney flair as it finishes. Long aftertaste is sumptuous, leaving you wanting the next sip. Less bitter (hoppy) than the original Mad Tom, but much more refined and satisfying. I compare it to the Digfish Head 90min IPA (which is #1 IPA on America right now). It's actually better! Now I must rush back and buy more. MUCH more!
Radek Kliber (5906) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Volo
Aroma clean, aromatic , good hop profile with straight in your face character. 7+
Appearance mid amber with long lasting top. Some lace shown. 4-
Flavor and Palate : front hefty , sugary , crystal like malt. Plenty of hops on top. Felt a bit cloying with plenty of sugars still on plate. need to try another sample to see if this was regular thing.
Tiger_08 (132) - Sarnia, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Feb. 11 2013. 355ml bottle pours dark, clear amber with a thick foamy white head that settles to a merengue cap and leaves nice lacing to finish. Aroma is strong pine hops with a hint of caramel malt. This is a hops bomb! the sweet/sour hops dominates malt and even overpowers the strong warming alcohol taste. Palate is dry, bitter with good carbonation. Not well balanced with malt but hop lovers dream. Such strong hops that one needs to enjoy slowly. Twice the beer that Mad Tom is!
piscator34 (1798) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled sample. Pale copper in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of orange Koolaid, pine sap, herbs, and butter caramel. Flavors are a blend of orange bitters, lemon peel, pone cone and sap along with chewy pale malts. Medium bodied on the palate, and not very bitter. Plays things way too safe overall.
Zenwolf (267) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastic IPA. Balanced and strong. Solid ibu's that don't over power the malt. Alcohol is round out by the citrus.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
cards04 (826) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light amber with white head and lacing. Dank, hoppy, resinous aromas. Sweet caramel malt flavours at first, with a moderate hoppy finish. Nice carbonated mouthfeel. Solid.