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Muskoka Brewery

Muskoka Brewery
"Twice as Mad Tom" Double IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 8.4%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Muskoka Brewery
"Twice as Mad Tom" Double IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 8.4%
Golden amber color. Delicate, buttery, fruity herbal hoppy aromas and flavors of citrus custard tart, lemon herb muffin, and dried mango with a lean, vibrant, fizzy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, amusing, cheery finish with suggestions of catsup, roasted corn, pie pilling, and pepper finish. More like a hoppy, easy-drinking barleywine.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Funky, hoppy, malty & rich & heavy
Aroma Aroma: citrus custard tart, lemon herb muffin, and dried mango
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of catsup, roasted corn, pie pilling, and pepper
Bitterness Bitterness: Extreme
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Tacos, Ribs, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: More like a hoppy, easy-drinking barleywine.

The Producer

Muskoka Brewery

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

Imperial IPA

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Serve in a Snifter
Imperial IPAs, or double IPAs, are deep gold to deep amber in color and range in alcohol from 7.5-10%. These beers are medium-to-full bodied and are distinguished by prominent American hop aromas, flavors and an abrasive, lingering hop bitterness. These intense hop characteristics should be balanced by a rich malt backbone. Depending on the varieties of hops used, a wide range of flavors including tart citrus peel, pepper and earthy, pine-like flavors and aromas may be encountered. These ales represent a challenge to brewers in terms of balance and drinkability, and have exploded in popularity in recent years with many craft breweries producing a version of the style. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Moylan’s Hop Craic XXXXIPA, Rouge IP2A Imperial India Pale Ale, Stone Ruination IPA and The Alchemist Heady Topper.