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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: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
andrewturba (999) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2013
Pours a clear amber colour with a long lasting thin but consistent white head with moderate legs. Aroma is sweet malt, pine and citrus. Not overwhelming in your face hops but a fantastic balance of hops and malt. Flavour is pine, resin, medium bitterness mixed with a sweet malt backbone giving the beer a great balance. Truly a fantastic ipa

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reimer96 (1279) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2013
Pours a hazy orangish copper with a frothy off white head and some lace. Aroma of citrus, pine, floral notes a d some sweet pale malts. Taste is a very nice balance of sweet malts and piney hops with a solid bitterness throughout but never too much or too little. Overall itís one of the best ipaís Iíve had.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
arcticus (1) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013 does not count
hell of a beer these guys got it right. i get kegs of this delivered to my residence on a regular basis.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shorlin (661) - St. Johnís, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
Nice looking beer with small off-white head that lasted. Good lacing. Hazy amber beer. Aroma was very heavily hopped, with floral and perfume, and a dominant citrus, definitely lime aromas. Palate was good, normal IPA characteristics. Flavor was much less bitter than I expected, and I was surprised by the moderate to heavy sweetness.. Nice beer!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Yukonbrew (12) - Yukon, CANADA - FEB 21, 2013
Schwack, Simply delicious for all those who enjoy a real IPA. Hops are pineapple and passion fruit flavoured with a nice tingle in the mouth. Aroma of extremely fresh hops (straight from the freezer bag to the nose). I canít wait to find a decent clone I think Iíll use Zythos and Falconerís Flight hops in my attempt. Highly recommend this IPA!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5987) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2013
bottle. orange pour with nice lacing and fluffy white head. Orange heavy aroma pithy and zest. Great bitterness, orange driven citrus hops, pine. Full mouthfeel and flavor. Best Canadian IPA??? Itís right up there

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1858) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Bomber into glass.. Pours hazy orange, stucky white head, aroma of fresh pine, tasate is hoppy grapefruit goodness, .would buy again for sure, nice smooth easy drinking ipa with a creamy pine finish, impressed

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle from LetsPour.com, poured into a 330ml tulip. Slightly hazy medium gold pour with a finger of pillowy white head. Pungent hop aroma. Very tropical. Pineapple, orange, grapefruit, and a touch of pine and mint. Very bitter. Sweet citrusy hops complement a base of pilsner malt, finishing very dry and resinous. Body is on the light side of medium, surprisingly drinkable. Quite flavorful but just a touch too bitter and dry for my tastes. I would call this Canadaís answer to Ruination.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4495) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle - Grapefruit, pine and some well balanced sweet malts on the nose. Clear copper with a nice medium white head. An intense bitterness right of the bat, that thankfully mellows but still lingers. Pine, resin and a bit of alcohol. A nice rich mouthfeel, carbonated perfectly. Too much bitterness destroys the balance.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GothGargoyle (1302) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2013
Golden orange with a good pale head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, passionfruit, pine and a hint of honey. Bitter on the palate, slightly sticky mouthfeel, bitter finish that increases as you drink it. Taste is passionfruit, pineapple, spruce, pine, citrus. If youíre into the pine/grapefruit type hops then youíll love this but I prefer IPAs with other types of hops.


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