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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: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (653) - 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 (622) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 26, 2013
Bottle shared with northropfrye. I havenít 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 (2404) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markas101 (1958) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 9, 2013
Tap, Original Joes, Broadway, Vancouver, Canada. Hazy orange, soapy head. Passion fruit and resin aroma. Powerful flavour, sweet followed by immediate resin spice.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
downy_dav69 (60) - Ladysmith, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 3, 2013
Canadaís absolute greatest. Unbelievable IPA. Aroma is citrusy and filled with full notes of hops and berries. Tropical flavors, full of citrus. Head is thick and never dissapears. Absolutely stunning combination of hops and barley- tons of hops- signature bitterness you would expect from an IPA. Aftertaste lingers around for a long time- probably the most pleasant aftertaste of any IPA Iíve ever had. Overall, probably the best IPA in Canada. Highly recommended.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (7787) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2013
22oz bottle, shared by DanielCoor. Bottled 5/08/13. Mildly hazy orange / amber color. Thin white head. Few loose bits of lace. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry texture. Medium-plus body. Nice pine, citrus, light grassy aroma. Lightly zesty sweet taste, moderate bitter. Good, easy-drinking, satisfyingly hoppy IPA. Best (and only) Canadian IPA Iíve ever had

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4782) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Really a great IPA. Smells wonderfully fruity with lots of hops, even a little farmhouse glacier. Beautiful head and lacing. Pours orange clear. Nice soft carbonation. I like everything about this IPA. Reminds me of Bellwoods Roman Candle. Finishes with balanced bitterness. Creamy texture. Tap at the beagle.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
nice med brown color with a killer relaxed hoppy citrisy smell so damn goood taste is grapefruity bittery goodness possibly the best ipa in bc a must try

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
andrewturba (1133) - 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


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