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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: 212   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.


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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!


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OlyIPA (15) - - MAY 24, 2015
Mild bitter finish. The pine or citrus profiles compete with the malt. I prefer the malt in the background. This yields a muddled palate. It's not a bad beer for a NW style IPA. It's less citrus than advertized. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (865) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2015
On draft in Victoria pub. Pours a light golden yellow with white head. Aroma is strong citrus, grapefruit, orange peel, dank. Taste is awesome strong citrus, orange, bitter, lingering grapefruit aftertaste. Bitterness sticks around for s long time. Awesome IPAs.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PZ (15) - Calgary, CANADA - MAY 16, 2015
In a 655 ml bottle. Two fingers of head, great aroma of hops. Nice biscuity malt, good bitterness, nice hop finish. Best IPA in Canada. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1683) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
Tap at Alibi Room. Pours dark gold, lots of head and tons of thick lacing. Nose is dank and pine. Flavours similar with grapefruit, some light cereal. Taste medium bitter, light sweet. Full sticky body with a touch of creamyness. Medium bitterness that lasts a long time in the finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kohl81 (3) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2015 does not count
This is a local Seattle brew that the waitress recommended. She was so spot on. Great smell, taste and appearance. So glad I got to try it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fsbw21086 (343) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Phat tuggggg. So good. 20oz draft of tuggness. Flavor is intense with tropical flavors and a big lingering hop bomb to follow. Smooth and delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Whatup14 (966) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2015
Bouteille 660ml, gracieuseté de lupulist, Thanks Mark! Couleur orange légèrement voilée, mousse blanc cassé nuageuse et persistante. Arôme de pamplemousse, houblon résineux, malt, floral léger, blanc de pamplemousse, touche de caramel, alcool. Goût de pamplemousse, houblon résineux, amertume intense toute en longueur, orange juteuse, sucré. Carbonatation faible, corps moyen. Manque cruellement de carbonatation pour l’amener au niveau supérieur.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cattrall (44) - Midlevels, HONG KONG - MAY 1, 2015
Pours golden slightly hazy with a big head that lingers - a lot more than most IPA’s. Very mild aroma - banana. Lovely soft bitterness, definitely an IPA, but not know-your-socks-off. Smooth. Very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3695) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
Une bouteille partagée par Alex. Merci! Date d’embouteillage : 03.25.15. Une belle robe dorée foncée supporte une mousse qui abonde et qui colle. Au nez, houblons frais et verts, fruités (mangues, pêches, agrumes) et résineux s’accompagnent de parfums légèrement caramélisés. Le goût montre une belle et agréable robustesse des cultivars : beaucoup de verdure (conifères, pointe d’oignons) et une nette impression de pamplemousse dans cette base maltée qui travaille toujours à l’appui. En bouche, j’ai l’impression d’un corps de moyenne densité avec un bon apport de bulles et une texture huileuse. La finale se fait sur des notes amères bien longues et de bonne intensité. Bonne bière bien facile à boire.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nmcnair (15) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
Pours a golden-amber with a large fluffy off-white head. Aromas of citrusy hops, piney and resiney, fruity, caramel malt and light spices. Tastes similar with a nice bitter finish. Medium body.


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