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


on tap

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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Brewed with the hop aficionado in mind, Fat Tug is a Northwest-style India Pale Ale with an intense hop profile featuring notes of grapefruit, mango, melon and passionfruit. Sufficient malt is there to provide support. At 7% alc/vol and 80+ IBUs this beer delivers on the promise to satisfy anyone with a thirst for all things hoppy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (966) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zaakistan (19) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flip_soeperman (877) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jur (458) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdobbs (411) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
khays (87) - - JUL 11, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2015 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 yin 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YigSvartka (238) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - JUN 9, 2014
Nose is soap, decent grass, dry lemon juice, feel is medium, taste is decent grass, bitter lemon, bile, late menthol, alcohol note

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Masterkush7 (580) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
Bomber poured a clear golden amber with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, dank bud, grapefruit and light pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness, dank bud, grapefruit and light pine with a crisp dry lightly bitter lingering earthy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerGolem (757) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
Sample on tap at Craft Beer Market (Vancouver). Pours clear honey blond with a thick white head. Some lacing. Aroma: hops, tropical fruits, pine. Taste: smooth bitterness. A tad malty, but just enough. Hints of fruits (pineapple) and honey. Medium bodied. Refreshing. Very good IPA.

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