Jrich (1) - USA - OCT 16, 2017 does not count Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, - 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 can’t give it a very low score because it is so clean and professional but this is pretty much the exact opposite of what I’m looking for in an IPA nowadays. A bottle given to me by my brother because he didn’t want it after he saw Muskoka employees pissing in the fermenters, but that’s 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.
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2017 I'm not tasting what everyone else is discussing. for a DIPA, I was expecting a heavier beverage as opposed to the light flavor. Not bad, but definitely not a top tier IPA. ipa4me4u (33) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2017
Absolutely phenomenal! Beautiful hazy straw color. Perfect hop and malt balance. Very clean tasting and slightly refreshing for a double ipa. Scrumpy369 (955) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 7, 2017
Can shared at work. Intanse orange peel in thw nose, less intenense in the taste. Intense lingering bitter aftertaste. Very nice dipa. Thx balazs. shawnmurphy (610) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2017
16-ounce can from LCBO in Toronto pours hazy yellow-gold with trace white head and lacing. Aroma: faint citrus, honey. Flavor: pineapple, mango, grapefruit, honeysuckle, sweet pine. Mouthfeel: medium- to full-bodied. Much better than the regular Mad Tom, which is far too sweet. sawyerpc15 (166) - Bowser, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2017
AfTer trying mad Tom who could resist trying twice as mad Tom. It did not disappoint. More of everything I liked.
Brettsky06 (522) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 28, 2017
Orangey yellow pour. Has a strong pine aroma. Taste is very juicy and hoppy. More pine notes again. Lingering bitter finish. Very nice Arcanor (422) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2017
473ml can, best before 2017-07-01. Pour golden, lightly hazy with a white foam that reduce as a ring. Aroma is resinous, peach and ethanol. Taste is malty, bitter and alcohol. No green hops. Medium body and medium carbonation. Bitter, oily and dry. Long malty and bitter finish. googleimage83 (170) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2017
Pours very bold and bright, hazy gold orange, soft and sticky lacing. Aroma is juicy, dank, malty - orange, grapefruit, caramel, damp leaves - very faint compost note here. Taste is lovely - fruit juice, pine, toast, woody hop bitterness, big bitter hop finish that isn’t offputting.
I always liked this one in the past, but I must’ve caught it on the right day for my review, cuz I’m loving this at the moment. Well above the regular Mad Tom, a very good beer in its own right. BrewWhatIWant (296) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2017
Pours a slightly hazy amber with a white head that thins and leaves some lacing. Aroma is citrus and sweet malts. Taste is sweet with a fairly mild bitterness. There are notes of bitter orange rind, sweet marmalade, and pungent pine in an excellent balance. The beer has a very light mouthfeel despite what seems like a full body. Much better than the lesser mad Tom if a bit excessive in its hops. mikkopen (1193) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2017
473 ml bottle. Hazy yellow colour, thick white head. Citrus-fruity, malty aroma with caramel and pine notes. The flavour is malty, with sweetish tangerine and notes of peaches, and a lingering bitter finish of resiny and floral hops. Good stuff.