yrstruly (191) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear gold with a slight fine white head. The aroma is very citrus-hoppy, with a bit of pine (nothing compared to normal Mad Tom), earth and amber malt. The taste is crisp up front, medium bodied, malt somewhat standing up to strong hopping. The hop finish is grapefruit dominated. This is very different from the standard Mad Tom, but still really good.
jercraigs (6477) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2012 2012-12-04. Quick notes. More bitter and stronger tropical fruit character, with more of an oily/citrus peel quality to it than in the bottle. On tap at C’est What, Toronto
2012-11-23. Crisp orange body, small beige head. 3+ Aroma is quite hoppy, grassy notes, fruity tropical fruit notes, citrus that is not quite grapefruit, tangerine. 7++ Flavour is similarly quite hoppy, lots of fruity hops, tropical fruit, mango, modest bitterness throughout. Alcohol is nearly invisible, lingering tropical fruit, modest bitterness.. 7+ Smooth average plus bodied palate is a touch lighter than expected, but adds to the drinkability. Pretty nice stuff. Bottle shared by Tupalev
rodenbach99 (2510) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 355ml. Merci Patrick. Bière blonde dorée avec une mousse crémeuse. Le nez est bien houblonnée avec de la verdure, du conifère. La base maltée supporte tout ce houblon. Finale amère sur le houblon. Digeste, facile et bonne.
Boutip (3971) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a dark amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and earthy hops is quite dominant. Taste is also dominated by loads of caramel malt with maybe a tad too much sugar and some notes citrus and resin hops that are quite powerful. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well brewed though I think I actually prefer the regular Tom over this one.
reebtogi (3266) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a 2 finger white head that retains well and leaves some really nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel with some mild citrus. Taste is a bold citrusy hop bitterness with a pronounced caramel and grainy malty sweetness. Medium to heavy body with average carbonation. Nicely balanced and quite tasty. Recommended to try.
presario (4406) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber with nice head and hop nose. Doesn’t scare you away with scent or flavour. Solid malt, alcohol and strong hops. Buy a four pack and take your time.
Spab (1645) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear golden colour with decent-sized, lasting white head and good retention. Aroma is strong piney hops and some citrusy hops and a light maltiness. Flavour is big bold resiny, piney hops, more subtle grapefruit notes and some caramelly malt in the background. Rich, almost creamy mouthfeel. Pretty big body. Impressive.
pushkinwow (1338) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from the LCBO. Clear amber with a nice creamy biege Nice malty and resiny aroma with grapefruit, some mango and a nice lemon zest with a hint of pepper. Moderate carbonation a nice body; slight sweetness that quickly moves to a full and balanced bitterness, no hint of alcohol, finish is nice and resiny with some malt, not overwhelming, bit dry and quite delicious. Hope this is a year round offering.
rob6239 (465) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of Ontario’s local greats. Pours quite clear and bronze but lighter coloured than I’d expected with frothy head. Good floral and citrus aroma. Taste is strong bitter with the citrus hops combining well. Alcohol hidden very well.
pintbypint (1978) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml brown bottle. Golden colour, clear pour. Fat and pillowy white head, good foamy rings in the glass. Nose has light sweetness, grapefruity hops, quick pine. Taste has big grapefruity hops, some moderate malt sweetness and slight tropical fruity note. Long finish with more grapefruit and pine, decent bitterness but not over the top. Medium body and average carbonation. Solid brew, very enjoyable.