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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: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1157) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle to tulip Aroma of grapefruit, resin, and pine. Slightly hazy amber with a long lasting thin white head. A bit of orange, grapefruit, and pine needle with long lasting bitterness.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skif (1) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013 does not count
Fat tug is what actually converted me to craft beers. A very bitter, angry and heavy taste, something you want to enjoy slowly, not necessarily a summer beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (6235) - Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Bomber to snifter (shared with jmborggren and the Mrs.; thanks DuffMan). Looks good; a mostly transparent deep orange with off-white head. Smells malty first and hoppy second with a solid mouthfeel. Solid beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kelly_canuck (7) - Richmond, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2013 does not count
An amazing American style IPA. Top scores all around. I would put this up against the best rated IPA’s in the world.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JenConCol (29) - - JUL 13, 2013
Absolutely delicious IPA. Beautiful flavours and great aromas. Probably one if BC’s best.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11582) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Draft. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate sour citrus and earthy aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy citrus bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where surpassed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (659) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
22 ounce bottle from The Punk Bicycle, extra points since I'm on vacation, piney, floral aroma, medium disappearing head, crisp. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreamflower (635) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 26, 2013
Bottle shared with northropfrye. I haven’t rated an IPA in a while. Aroma of trees and honey. Snowy head. Bitter taste. Yes, I liked it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2451) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 26, 2013
Thanks dresden for this one! Pale orange colour with foamy white head. Vibrant piney and herb aroma. Taste is initially bitter with quite a sweet finish. Palate could be more active. Overall, quite nice.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kitsbeer (2) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013 does not count
If a "Hoppy" beer is what you are after and you would like to enjoy the full spectrum of well crafted IPA, then Fat Tug is for you. This prefect brew has a cult-like following, that is well deserved. Found all over the south of B.C. and destined to represent what the local brewers can accomplish for years to come.


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