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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: 168   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (4793) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle shared from Deanso. Pours clear amber with a thick off white head. Aroma of grass, citrus and grapefruit, very fresh. Flavour is light to medium sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5075) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2012
66cl bottle via a friend, shared with Kermis. Thick white head. Citrus aroma. Lovely citrus bitterness. Hazy blond pour

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
holarchy (1) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012 does not count
I once made a tincture of hops & this rivals that in hoppy intensity. No shit.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steasy66 (840) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Golden with small white head. Citrus and herbal aroma. Taste is mild, some citrus hops and bitterness but nothing amazing. Carbonation is low.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
blankboy (5957) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle [650ml]. Pours a lovely golden-amber with lots of bubbles and a large lasting fluffy off-white head. Some lacing on the glass. Nice citrusy hop aroma, piney and resiny as well, along with fruit (peaches and more), caramel malt and light spices -- pretty awesome I tell ya. Flavour follows, citrusy, piney & resiny, a bit spicy and sweet, along with some bready malt and a nice bitter finish. Flavour’s quite dry but I like it. Medium bodied. One of the best Canadian takes on a West Coast IPA -- I love it! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2168) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Wow, excellent beer! Poured at a good temperature with a decent sized, foamy, cream-colored head that settled after a bit and some lace. Color is a clear amber with lots of tiny bubble trails. Aroma is hop, malt, caramel, wet grain. Flavor’s where this really shines: similar to nose, but so much richer with just enough sweet to perfectly match the already balanced bitter and carbonic tang, plus pine resin, a little grapefruit, toast, toffee, wheat. Body and carbonation are perfect. Finish is like flavor, of average length, and super drinkable. Wish I had loads more and that we could get it here in La Crosse, Wis.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2213) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Fresh spruce evergreen hops aroma. Clear, bright orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Hoppy bitter spruce flavour up front then follows with and orchestral boozy bitter bite. Medium body. Nice, drinkable

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 8, 2012
Bottle at home, from my Minneapolis Town glass. Pours pale gold -just the way I like it. 1-finger white head; solid lacing. Nose is grapefruit, stonefruit, white peach, pureed tropical fruit. Flavours of peach, apricot, nectarine, grapefruit, rosewater; very very pretty. Just a stunning IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2443) - Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2012
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating but this should be pretty fresh. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a nice 3 finger dense off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big pineapple, mango, lemon zest, orange rind, herbal, floral, pine, grass, and earthy spiciness. Excellent aromas with great balance and hop complexity. Taste of big grapefruit, orange rind, pineapple, herbal, floral, pine, and earthy spiciness. Good amount of floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pineapple, herbal, pine, floral, and earthy spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Great balance and complexity of hop flavors; with a nice bitterness/sweetness balance as well. No cloying flavors on the finish at all. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with nearly zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic IPA! Excellent hop complexity and balance; very smooth and crisp to drink. Extremely enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5594) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle. Peach and light vanilla aroma. Cloudy orange, lacing white head. Strong fruity hops, resinny, peachy finish. Medium to light, slightly sticky body. Grassy aftertaste. I enjoyed the fruit salad qualities of this beer.


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