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

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RATINGS: 147   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.


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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Glouglouburp (6023) - Montreal, Quebec, - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
plaugher (167) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
355ml bottle into a tumbler. Clear copper pour with a fluffy off-white head. Woody, grassy nose and a touch of citrus. Crisp and pleasant, alcohol well-hidden; light bitterness in the finish. Very pleasant!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
veronneaupy (131) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
Au nez, on sent une belle amertume, le miel/sucre avec un odeur de riches grains. En bouche, c'est riche et enveloppant. Je les aime plus fruité/floral que ça, mais j'apprécie tout de même le produit. La finale est alcoolisée et longue. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3248) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper orange with a thick off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of grapefruit and blood oranges. Bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1774) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle from lcbo. Pours a dark gold amber colour with a white head. Light caramel, lemon aroma... Medium body, medium carbonation. Caramel, marmalade, lemon, pine, wood, grapefruit... Good, not too sweet, nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Karol (641) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle bought at the LCBO in Toronto/Canada. Overall a mind-blowing dIPA for me! The brew has it all. Malt, hops and bitterness aroma and taste perfectly balanced with a hidden alcohol character plus a bunch of fruits, citrus and grapefruits mild flavor. An excellent dIPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14510) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle from West Coast Liquor, Burnaby
The cleverly hidden bbd says it should have been consumed before 18 Oct 2013

It pours a hazy orange-amber color with medium head. Some aroma of caramel and fading hops. Lean body, malty, not too sweet, with mellow caramel, pleasant fruity hops, a bit of sweet orange, correctly bitter.
A good beer although unfresh. Iím willing to try again the new batch.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Knappster (34) - - JUN 16, 2014
Sampled along with a few others but a zippy kick to it -old fruity notes - would try again - here with Paul C, big Al and Reid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
khays (53) - - JUN 4, 2014
Smells sweet, woody and syrupy and almighty hoppy. Pours slightly cloudy and fold, slight white head. Tastes malty and rich, buttery and sweet. Medium body, low-moderate carbonation, bitter and slightly astringent.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alpha10 (331) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
2014/05/12 - Pours a translucent burnt orange colour with a frothy, off white head that laces nicely. Aroma is HUGE caramel, grain, pine, citrus and mild tropical fruits. Taste is sweet caramel, grain, pine, grapefruit, orange, citrus and mango/tropical fruits. Aftertaste is lingering caramel sweetness and bittering hops. Medium body with smooth carbonation and a long, drying finish. A great "go to" Ontario DIPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Red_hop_blue (3) - - APR 17, 2014 does not count
Much sweeter than the Mad Tom IPA. A little smoother drinking and not so bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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