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


on tap

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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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 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 canít give it a very low score because it is so clean and professional but this is pretty much the exact opposite of what Iím looking for in an IPA nowadays. A bottle given to me by my brother because he didnít want it after he saw Muskoka employees pissing in the fermenters, but thatís 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 Iíd 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 (8007) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CraftBeerNick (1268) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2013
Keg at west 50, Missisugua, Ontario, 3rd May 2013. Half pint with brother on law, who sank a full pint. This is tasty, good beer, slightly sweet for my taste, and unusually I would have preferred slightly more carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Freaky_tiki (790) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2013
Soft pour with limp one mm cap. A taste that puts the íuí in Ontario ipa flavour. Love this brewery: from bottle design to brewing they got it going on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2014 12 oz bottle from Steve Pours a lovely cloudy orangy copper with a big fropthy white head and lots of nice lacing it smells like a typically good double IPA lots of citrus and grapfruit a bit more malty then most though but that is good Very good tasting and bitter IPA

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerenberger (1567) - Fischer, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2013
(A trade from Sammy) Grapefruit and pine with notes of malt comprise the nose. Pours a pretty hazy, orangish amber with a foamy mostly lasting tan head and spotty lacing. The taste is hoppy with just the right balance of malty sweetness. Medium body with medium carbonation. Bitter aftertaste present. Overall, a every enjoyable and drinkable IPA. Thanks Sammy!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (3563) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2013
A pretty good double IPA. Very hoppy, medium bodied and a bit unbalanced. Still, this was one of the better acquisitions in Toronto.

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