thorongil2 (3073) - , 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 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. 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! 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. BeerStoreDude (18) - - MAR 8, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2015 Wow... intense hops to the nose, a power-packed grapefruit, citrus kick to the tongue! How bad boy is this beer? It’ll pull down your pants, steal your lunch money and hit you in the face with a dodgeball. And that’s after it makes out with your Mom and posts it on YouTube. Twice as Bad and Mad than we’ll ever be. One of the finest IPAs in Canada
SuperTiti33 (891) - 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. JesseM (1158) - 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-treater’s, despite being twice as awkward as it otherwise would be (I’m 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.......I’ll see myself out. robinvboyer (4663) - 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. I’m very impressed. I used to seek out trades with guys in the US just to get beers like this! Way to go Muskoka! Digital_Aura (228) - 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! googleimage83 (166) - 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.