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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


afksports' rating

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
afksports (16) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2012
What a quality west coast style IPA. From Canada, I wouldn’t necessarily expect such a pine and grapefruit hop presence, but there it is. The aroma is a strong point, with grass, flowers, pine and citrus all present. The aroma is pure hops, a touch of water and light malt. The body has a better malt presence but doesn’t sacrifice the clean water finish. Fresh bomber went down so easily. The only knock is the alcohol at 7% is a little high for a beer that I’d love to session, and that it sticks a bit on the tongue with a tannic finish at the back. Otherwise, this is a beautiful beer, even including the appearance which is amber and has some decent (but not a ton of) lace. Thanks, Mom, for bringing this back!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21037) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle at Joe’s... Golden amber... Big white head... Soft sweet dry fruit.... Soft sweet passion fruit.. Light sweet passion floral fruit.. Soft sweet creamy fruits

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9857) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Shared at Craft. Hazy gold pour with off-white head. Nose was hops, resin, tropical fruit. Hoppy flavor, decent malt bill, smooth finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (658) - HONG KONG - AUG 10, 2016
650ml bottle from LCBO in Ottawa at parents’. Dark honey amber pour with frothy white head that leaves some stickiness. Aroma is very hoppy - grapefruit peel and mango and malty booze. Taste is mango, resin, citrus, deep toasty malt, boozy finish with honey and citrus peel bitterness. Good deeply malty big IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (3636) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2016
On holiday in Canada 650ml bottle gold blond colored body with a white head and a spicy citrus fruity hop aroma a spicy fruity sweet dry alcholic bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobBestwick (823) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 6, 2016
On tap. Grapefruit and pineapple aroma. Cloudy golden appearance with small white head. Grapefruit, pineapple and lime. Highly hopped. Medium body. Long bitter finish. Good ipa.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2551) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2016
Bottle. Cloudy golden pour with a frothy white head that settles down. Combination of grapefruit, peach, tangerine and lemon, somewhat strong malt backbone, juicy. Moderate+ carbonation and strong body, somewhat dry on the finish with a bit of resin and mostly tropical fruit on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (5045) - Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Pours bubbly golden with a thick buff head. Aroma delivers resiny hop and citrus notes, not strong but demanding a taste. Flavor tugs resiny and somewhat bitter hops, grapefruit, orange, and fresh malt notes across the palate - definitely enjoyable! Mouthfeel features firm body and lively if not strong fizz. Tug one home!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chris__hartley (393) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2016
It pours copper with amber highlights; the head is off white and foamy. The aroma of notes of: grapefruit, pine, and mango. The taste is medium bitter with light malty sweetness; there are notes of: grapefruit, pine, cracker, alcohol, and mango. The palate is medium bodied, and has light carbonation; the finish is long and bitter. Overall, very drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1986) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2016
Rating #1694 - 30.05.2015 - Bottle from @49thParallelYEG - actually shameful how long it took me to get to this beer. 1 Clear golden amber pour with a weak, white head that bubbles away to a ring. Aroma is strong with hoppy citrus overtones, grapefruit, passionfruit, and mild toasted malt. Taste is more of the same, dry hops and roast malts dominating the flavour, with a wondrous cornucopia of citrusy sweetness. Finish is dry, but balanced and satisfying. Delicious. One of Canada’s world-class IPAs.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DomD (250) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2016
Bottle into glass. Strong grapefruit and pine aroma. Pours a clear golden with white head. Taste is heavy bitter. Full bodied with a sticky texture and bitter finish. A very bitter IPA.


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