Muskoka Brewery Mad Tom – India Pale Ale (IPA) at 6.4% ABV

Muskoka Brewery Mad Tom India Pale Ale (IPA) at 6.4% ABV ($2.72 at Dominion Stavanger, 355 ml, best before 25-Apr-2015)

Pours slightly hazy pale amber with one finger of rocky white head, excellent retention and lacing. (5/5) Nose is tropical fruit, pithy citrus, pine resin, caramel malt. (8/10) Taste is mild sweet, strong bitter. (8/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, lingering slightly sticky bitter finish. (4/5)

Solid IPA – lots of hop bitter, citrus, and tropical fruit (mango and pineapple), balanced and supported with just enough malt. Can’t say I’m noticing any difference with its “Now Unfiltered” designation, other than the colour now being slightly hazy – I’d be lying if I said I could smell or taste the difference. Then again, it has been almost exactly a year since I had a filtered one, so… And yes, I once rated this a 9/10 – consider this updated rating more accurate. I was young(er) and foolish then – now I’m old(er) and, well, still foolish. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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