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Muskoka Brewery

Muskoka Brewery
"Mad Tom" IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 6.4%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Muskoka Brewery
"Mad Tom" IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 6.4%
Clear golden amber color. Bright, green, hoppy musty aromas and flavors of fresh oregano and herbs, salty pretzel bread, honeyed roasted citrus, and hint of cannabis with a soft, vibrant, fizzy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, stimulating, medium-long finish with nuances of bitter greens, grilled pepper, and grapefruit peel finish. A nice snappy, herbal, citrusy IPA in the classic west coast style.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Hoppy & bold & bitter
Aroma Aroma: fresh oregano and herbs, salty pretzel bread, honeyed roasted citrus, and hint of cannabis
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of bitter greens, grilled pepper, and grapefruit peel
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Italian Beef, Tacos, Vintage Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice snappy, herbal, citrusy IPA in the classic west coast style.

The Producer

Muskoka Brewery

The Producer
1964 Muskoka Beach Road
Bracebridge, ON P1L1V4
Canada
1 905-407-6140

American Style IPA

Beer Glass Shaker Pint Amber.jpg
Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
American style IPAs are deep gold to amber in color and fall between 5.5-7.5% in alcohol. They are characterized by floral and citrus hop aromas and a distinctive hop bitterness on the finish. This style originated in the 19th century when British troops and colonizers were working to develop an alternative to their standard ales in order to withstand transport to India. Today, US craft brewers have claimed the style as their own with assertive Pacific Northwestern hop varieties that stand out. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Laurelwood Workhorse India Pale Ale, Oskar Blue’s Deviant Dale’s IPA, Three Floyds Alpha King and Founder’s Centennial IPA.

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