Mad Tom IPA – Muskoka Brewery (Bracebridge, ON, Canada)


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

Attack: thicker-crisp-silky

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.