- My Rating: [B+], I gave it a (3.8 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Mad Tom IPA – Muskoka Brewery, 6.4% ABV, 473 ml., (Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada)
printed on the back of the can:
“Inspired by late night stories around the fire, this IPA is dry-hopped with Chinook and Centennial hops for a vibrant aroma, depth of flavour and crisp, citrusy undertow like no other. And in case you see a little haze and sediment, that’s a good thing, and totally natural – a result of our pure, unfiltered brewing process.”
- Style: India Pale Ale
- Taste: Smooth balanced toasted caramel barley malt pine orange chewy hopped dry
- Where I got it : Bottle Jockey / N. Burnaby
- How much: $3 CAD (after 7.5% off) – 473ml., September 2015
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yup
Visual: Unfiltered. Pours clear copper brown with a foamy 1cm head, sticky lacing, thin layer of hazy retention, lots of steady big bubble streams.
Nose: toffee barley malt (lvl-5)-pungency
Mid-palate: toasted caramel, micro-CO2 creamy, soft pine, orange, (lvl-5-sweetness), chewy toffee barley malt, tangy-zingy
Finish: hoppy controlled bitterness dryness, residual caramel malts.
Summary: Lovely cream-silky mouthfeel with an excellent balance of flavours without being overly bitter hopped. Smooth throughout, a winner.