Brewed by Muskoka Brewery
Style: Imperial IPA
Bracebridge, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
While the legend of Mad Tom is laden with mystery and intrigue, one thing remains clear: Mad Tom did things his own way. Twice as Mad Tom is an aggressively twice-dry-hopped Imperial India Pale Ale, that delivers a definitive hop aroma & unabashedly big bold flavour. We brew this beer with the road less traveled in mind, and in the spirit of old Mad Tom...we make no bones about it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lagerette (30) - - JUN 20, 2013
355 ml Bottle. Pours clear amber in colour with little off white head and lacing. Aroma citrus, peppery and grassy hops. A little bit sweet with a bitter aftertaste. Medium to full body and moderate carbonation. A nice beer for its kind..Not my favorite...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bendrixian (1329) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2013
Clear brew with amber colour and fine bubbled head. Muted aroma, why filter a double IPA? quiet brew with little aroma but showing some citrus, cereal and resinous hoppy notes. again, reduced flavour, sweet brew with a pine cone finish. Extremely disappointing, muted, reduced and lacking any real punch. good beer but as a double IPA it is light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
355ml bottle. Dark golden highly filtered pour with an average off white head. Lots of cereal grain and caramel with a piney hop presence. Piney on the palate with a reasonable bitterness but nothing outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eric_victor (57) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 2, 2013
Hazy orange with thin white head. Sweet citrusy strong hop aroma. Bitter with medium body and average carbonation. Big hop flavour. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6908) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2013
bottle at Rudy’s. orange pour, one finger head. Orange bitterness, citrusy, big malt backbone. Pretty big bitterness, . medium to fuller mouthfeel. Pretty good DIPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2013
In short: A sugary boozy bitter golden IPA. High aggression, low drinkability. Meh.
How: Bottle 341ml, consumed fresh a few weeks after purchase.
The look: Shining clear golden body topped by a medium off-white head with good retention.
In long: The predominantly hoppy nose is grassy+citrusy and also a bit sweet. Not fresh aromatic citrus fruits here, more like dried fruits and candied fruits. In mouth the beer is very clean, polished toasted sugary malts, a bit too much residual sugars for my liking, alcohol is very much apparent (feels more than 8.4%), resinous hops that are part-grassy part-citrusy part-conifero. Brutal bitterness augmented by the alcohol bite. Seems like crystal malts were abused in this one. Feels like intensity was the goal in the creation of this beer, how to make a simple IPA as aggressive as possible while keeping the abv relatively low. Drinkability is unacceptably low for a beer of this style and gravity. I can’t give it a very low score because it is so clean and professional but this is pretty much the exact opposite of what I’m looking for in an IPA nowadays. A bottle given to me by my brother because he didn’t want it after he saw Muskoka employees pissing in the fermenters, but that’s not true, my brother is a pathological liar, even worse, all this story is not true, my brother never told me that, we are all pathological liars in my family.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
showhow (1) - - MAY 13, 2013 does not count
真的是Mad Tom 加強版,好香&# via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
italarican (1526) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Cask at Pub Italia. Pours a clear amber with rocky, kind of mushy looking beige head. Aroma is a pleasant balance of citrus (lemon peel, orange) and spruce. Flavor is moderately malty, borderline toffee notes, that make way for a sharp sting of pine needles of bitter lemon peel. Hop sting is sharp but fades more quickly than I’d expect. Enjoyable overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
Pours a clear amber with little white head and some lacing. Aroma is pretty malty, some grassy hops and little citrus. Taste is about the same, little bitterness and some light citrusy and grassy hops. Medium to full body and medium-low carbonation. I'm really not sure about the freshness of this one. Seems like faded hops. Will need to try it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (7658) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle - Grapefruit, orange and sweet malts. Clear copper with a thin white head. Sweet and a subtle pine, with a ton of pine and bitterness. The fish is all bitter and something is making my teeth squeak. Not a fan.

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