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

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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
thorongil2 (1333) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2013 (bottle) hazy medium amber colour with a small whitish head; aromas of tropical fruit; rich and balanced flavour, long medium bitter finish - excellent

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
matt7215 (2220) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
355ml bottle from the LCBO. pours deep rnage with an off white head. huge hop resin nose. massive hop flavour with a firm supporting malt body. amazing, congrats muskoka, this is the best IIPA ive ever had.

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.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerStoreDude (5) - - MAR 8, 2014 does not count
Wow... intense hops to the nose, a power-packed grapefruit, citrus kick to the tongue! How bad boy is this beer? Itíll pull down your pants, steal your lunch money and hit you in the face with a dodgeball. And thatís after it makes out with your Mom and posts it on YouTube. Twice as Bad and Mad than weíll ever be. One of the finest IPAs in Canada

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bdettweiler (57) - KITCHENER, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2012
Pours a clear amber with quickly fading off-white head. Aroma is very complex - citrus (grapefruit), sweet caramel and pine with some grain, green pepper and pineapple. Nice medium-full body pleasantly carbonated, smooth and slightly oily feel on the tongue. Taste is also complex with well balanced bitter hops and sweet caramel maltiness coming through right away. Also some fruitiness, medium acidity and resinous characteristcs as expected from the aroma. Surprisingly little alcohol taste given the higher ABV. The finish is bold and hoppy, but not quite as much as I had been anticipating. To all the good folks at Muskoka, Keep it up!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tomghiley (21) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
Much better than the original mad tom IPA. Twice as mad has a much more mellow flavour despite its much higher alcohol content. It is rich in bitterness and very smooth, with a very nice dark colour.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SuperTiti33 (567) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2013
Ambrée pâle. Légèrement voilé. Malté/caramel. Très houblonné. Fruit confit. Marmelade. Belle amertume. Très fruité. Pamplemousse. Agrume. Florale. Cerise. Absolument sublime.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
355mL bottle from an LCBO 4-pack. I went to my local store for regular Mad Tom, found Twice As Mad Tom, ultimately going home twice as surprised, twice as happy. It was worth the weird looks from trick-or-treaterís, despite being twice as awkward as it otherwise would be (Iím here all night folks). Pours a clear, deep gold with a small white head. The aroma is a subtle and complex blend of the hop varieties used for normal Mad Tom, on top of a promising malt body or caramel and biscuit. Flavour wise this gem is bound to impress many a palate, with some sharp hops upfront, met with a very rich and full-feeling malt body. Finishes with some delicious hop flavour, seemlessly blended with the abundant sweet malts. The flavour and feel are twice as impressive considering how much alcohol is actually in here. I was twice as happy to find I could be the one to add the beer to the database, which (if my math is correct) quadrupled my initial happiness, prior to finding this beer. I hopped on home twice as fast to get into my 4-pack.......Iíll see myself out.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
robinvboyer (3212) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2012
Clear golden pour, big rocky, sticky white head. Huge pine aroma. Loads of resins, and sticky thick citrus. The mouthfeel is full and lush. The malts add some great body, and honey sweetness. The bitterness is kept in check but still up front and bold. Outstanding c-hop finish! Loads of grapefruit and thick pine resins. Iím very impressed. I used to seek out trades with guys in the US just to get beers like this! Way to go Muskoka!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Digital_Aura (227) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2013
355 ml bottle. Well kids, they don't really come any better than this! And from Ontario to boot!! Pours a yellow, effervescent brew (Lovibond 11) with 1/2" foam head. Really lacey as well. Aromas of the greenest pine needles and of flowers! Maybe even some notes of fresh baked cookies. Taste... Just wow! Bright bitter hops initially then a sweet, malty, slightly heady alcohol flavour balanced by a grassy, piney flair as it finishes. Long aftertaste is sumptuous, leaving you wanting the next sip. Less bitter (hoppy) than the original Mad Tom, but much more refined and satisfying. I compare it to the Digfish Head 90min IPA (which is #1 IPA on America right now). It's actually better! Now I must rush back and buy more. MUCH more!


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