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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontbeertaster (2335) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle, pours a nice medium brown, light head, aroma is nice and hoppy, a nice level of maltiness, it was no overly heavy mouth feel, a good bitterness, nice offering

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
bottle. pours light gold with a hint of orange. creamy off white head. Aroma of hops, grapefruit and a bit of pine , some citrus. taste is smooth (for an IPA) with some sweet notes. similar to Mad Tom but I’d say twice as good.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fringe_remnant (1) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2013 does not count
Nectar of the Gods... this goes beyond beer and into the realm of sustainable food product, something the world needs more of. It takes real skill to manage those west coast hops, and these lads not only know how to do it but capitalize on it.... the beer is centered yet aggressive, floral and malty, yet balanced at every turn. And turn it does, presenting itself in the most of intruiging of ways on the nose, opening up into the malt centre on tasting and finishing in a flurry of exotic floral abundance, all in a naturally sweet (not sugary) package. This beer is in the pantheon of Ontario beers. Many have tried to do a Double IPA well. Few have succeeded.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gethinbeer (2149) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2014 Copper colour with a thin lace. Bitter grapefruit hop aroma. Lovely bitter fruit flavour. Slight oily texture with a sharp citrus bitterness which cuts through it. Very nice.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
OntBeerDrinker (432) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
smells really bitter and agressive from bottle. Citrus and grapefruit from glass. 3 finger long lasting head and yellowy orange with some carbination. Some sips taste like citrus and grape fruit,some sips have a sticky sryupy feel and pine taste. Medium-heavy bodied. Not my perfered kinda style of beer but I liked it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (396) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2013
(355mL bottle from LCBO) Pours a clear copper with a small bubbly white head, little lace. Aroma grapefruit, orange, tropical fruit, slight pine, caramel malt. Flavour up-front is a mix of malt sugars, guava, orange pop, fading into grass and a bit of biscuit with some lingering orange and drying out towards the finish with fairly restrained bitterness and a bit of pepper, no alcohol. Palate is medium, carbonation fairly high, mouthfeel slightly oily. This is an ok DIPA but not a great one, I find the sweetness up front a bit high, the bitterness quite light and the complexity a bit lacking. Not as refreshing as normal Mad Tom either.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ruubious (13) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
Dark straw amber coloured, strong aromas of pine needles, very hoppy, not overly bitter, rather well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1139) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HeistAlmighty (1126) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 21, 2013
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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (6311) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2013
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.


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