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


on tap

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RATINGS: 311   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!

afksports' rating

   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!

   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

   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.

   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.

   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

   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.

   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.

   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!

   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.

   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.

   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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