williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Tangerine yellow-orange color. Lace sticks to the glass.
Aroma is dank, oily hops, with a spicy malt (like a rye). There is a second wave of citrus that sneaks into the back of the nostril cave.
The flavor is like pure resin: hop alpha oils are practically floating on top like an oil spill. It has a sticky, woody hop that is just supreme. A hint of something akin to apple skins?
The feel is extremely sticky and oily. It’s magnificent. BrownALEx (459) - Portland, Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Canada, eh? I knew hockey was awesome but who knew Canadian beer was awesome? This beer here is a nice dipa. Great hop aroma to go with a great hop taste. Palate is medium bodied making a easy drinker. Overall, I’m glad I got to try this. I would like to try Mad Tom. I bet it is solid as well. RichieBoy (65) - Getzville, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Very nice imperial IPA. Poured a thick head and left nice lacing around the glass. Aroma was tropical hops and finish was a little dry but nice. At 8.4% you couldn't really taste the alcohol.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone RhetoricalAns (939) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2015
Loved the original Mad Tom, can;t say this is twice as good but definitely a strong brew. Light amber pour, medium frothy off-white head, good lacing. Nice sweet aroma, lots of pine. Tate is big and bitter pine backed up by a decent amount of sweet caramel malt. dchmela (3064) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2015
Thanks to Steve for the bottle. Pours a light gold with a nice white head. Big aggressive citrus and pine aroma. Light malt body with big residual citrus pine hop bitterness in the taste Good stuff.
Kauge (1958) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle from LCBO. Should’ve checked the BB date - got it a week ago and it’s due already. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a fast dissipating creamy white head. The nose is... disappointing - the hops have faded, and giving an earthy note, yet I do get some sweet, unripe blood orange and malt sweetness, and resiny hints. Tastes along the same lines. But it’s light - the alcohol shines through, it really does. The thin crisp carbonation, the alcohol and finishing harsh bitterness don’t make for a successful trio. This one really seems to suffer from the past BB date (unlike the original Mad Tom, which was pretty nice). I’d give it a maximum 3.0, but as I sense it’s a nice beer if not the old age, I’m tweaking the score just a bit.
AlainG (2248) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2015
I know I’m still not being fair. I’ll try to get a fresher one and rerate.
Entre le blond et l’ambré, elle est voilé et recouverte d’une mousse mince et soyeuse. Une dentelle désintéressée s’accroche à la paroi du verre. Ça sent les agrumes et les conifères sur une base de malt. Des effluves poivrées à l’occasion. Des saveurs dans la même palette avec un aspect croquant et alcoolisé se retrouvent en bouche. Une lente amertume arrive en fin de parcours. Y’a quelque chose d’herbacé et un côté gras et dodu. Merci Mark! (1580-070915) tderoeck (9744) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2015
17/VIII/15 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from a trade @ home - BB: 7/VI/15 (2015-1096) Thanks to cards04 for the trade!Ron (3964) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Note: whoops, didn’t see the bottle printing of the date when I got this one. Had I known, would’ve drunk it immediately, though I did save them in the fridge all this time. Another claim for brewers to put dates on bottles more clearly, if even at all.
Clear orange beer, aery irregular yellowish head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, marzipan, alcohol, fruity, sugary. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, citrus touch, bitter, malty, marzipan, fruity. Aftertaste: very bitter, some mango, citrus, bit oxidized, malty.
On tap at MacGregor’s for Phil’s last week. Sweet and spicy aroma with caramel and citrus and pine. Clear orange amber under a white cover. Caramel malt with some resinous pine and faint citrus. Medium body, moderate carbonation with a lightly bitter finish. jb (3255) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2015
I prefer Tom when he’s mad but not double mad. A bit too much Tom. Booze not well hidden in nose or taste. Absolutely no subtlety going on here. Grainy. Clear dark gold.