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Brewed by Driftwood Brewery (Canada)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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With an extreme power to tonnage ratio, this behemoth delivers a barge load of hops. This unassuming 22 ounces bottle packs 80 IBUs unrelenting diesel power! Let this Fat Tug pull you in slow and low to Hoppy Nirvana.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Narnad (1458) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Pours a clean orange with a tall, pillowy white head that condenses down to small tufts of head. Aroma has a very pronounced orange with notes of mango and a very light sweetness from the grain. Flavor starts off with some good bitter astringency, melded with some alcohol flavors but quickly moves to a deep orange and tropical fruitiness. The fruitiness of the hops is very well kept as it doesn’t create any cloying sweetness that can been seen in some overhoped brews. Malt is present but adds to the overall well balanced sweetness. Body is light/modest and has a light sugary sweetness to it but just enough add some body. Overall a very tasty beer. The orange/tropical fruitiness of the beer is fantastic. Great beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
myrda (65) - - AUG 10, 2014
En fut, au BierCraft. Pas mal plus goûteuse que les autres que j’ai bu précédemment au BC, avec une belle amertume fruité typique des houblons de l’ouest. Finale pétillante. Corps suffisamment étions ploie soutenir ses arômes.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichardW (1496) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2014
On tap at the Lamplighter Vancouver. Big on aroma, loads of pine and spruce. Coats the tongue and leaves a great dryness. Long lingering finish. $3.99 for a 17 oz. on IPA day, great price for a great beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (564) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
Bomber bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is bright with sweet notes of tropical fruits, pine, and tangerine. Taste is a noticeable bitter. Tangerine citrus, pine, resin, and a big, bitter aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Slightly resiny texture. Overall pretty good but a bit one sided. Not a lot of dimension.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zaakistan (11) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
4 oz draft. Light Amber in colour. Malt notes added to citrus hops in aroma. Great mouthfeel, bitter aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flip_soeperman (580) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2014
Really nice medium bodied astringenly bitter beer, which i hoppy in resin aromas, but not overpowering or overly complex. Just very well made with a little caramel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jur (282) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
Draught @ Alibi Room, Vancouver. Clear gold, fine - fading - white head. Lovely balanced, bitter IPA. Hoppy nose, fruity undertone, hard hop finish. Despite the hop-whollop quite session able.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdobbs (368) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 14, 2014
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, hay - grass, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, dark citrus, grass - hay, light mandarin - fruity

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
khays (53) - - JUL 11, 2014
Smell of citrus, pine and melon. Smell of malt as well. Pours golden, with last off-white head, clear. Tastes as I would imagine and IPA, grapefruit peel, citrus notes, somewhat piney, the bitterness and sweetness are balanced well, you notice them but neither is out is sync. Medium body, moderate carbonation and dry finish. Top notch. For me, this was the first IPA I had that was perfectly balanced, like ying and yang, the hops are countered perfectly with the malt and it is executed perfectly. Why not 5/5? It is missing a wow factor. Buy this is what IPAs should taste like. I have had in bottle that wasn't as good as this one, but in the 5 years I have been drinking this beer, one bad batch is bound to get in there.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YigSvartka (58) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
Translucent golden red, medium sized head, served cold. Pungent aroma consisting of malt, citrus, and hops. Delectable taste. Initially creamy smooth, but as the flavour progresses, grassy notes of citrus and strong hops become apparent with a bitter finish.


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