pootzboy (1451) - Hawgville, Ontario, - NOV 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, racked 2 weeks ago Ė decants a hazey gold ale with a 2 finger sticky meringue cap. Modest carbonation. Wonderful floral-citrus aroma with sweet malt undertones. Medium bodied, hoppy character. Flavor is all Mad Tom Ė big malts big hops in almost perfect balance until the long wet finish where the hops slowly bitter to a real decent hop bite at the end. A decent impy IPA, hope itís available all year. Smash Bomb has a rival!
Glouglouburp (5572) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
showhow (1) - - MAY 13, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
真的是Mad Tom 加強版，好香 via Beer Buddy for iPhone
italarican (1046) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Hoppypocket (112) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Ferris (503) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
CraftBeerNick (412) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
Freaky_tiki (50) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
terrybail (436) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
Beerenberger (800) - Fischer, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
(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!
ads135 (1572) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty good double IPA. Very hoppy, medium bodied and a bit unbalanced. Still, this was one of the better acquisitions in Toronto.