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


on tap

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RATINGS: 314   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!

michclark's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michclark (88) - - JUN 18, 2011
the best name for a beer i have heard in a while. Good flavour with a nice finish but is lacking a distinct taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CacheManyHose (577) - HONG KONG - AUG 29, 2016
Drank w Matt after dinner at Hutong with his uncle. Light amber-brown, off-white fizzy head that starts out foamy but dissipates a bit. Smells of sweet fermented apple juice, pear, grainy moderately spiced malt. Taste is moderate to heavy resin bitterness, moderate spiced light peppery malt, some apple juice. Body is oily and slick, bitter, smooth malty finish. Decent amount of resin hop accompanied by lots more malt and spice and apple juice than you’d expect from something that calls itself a West Coast style IPA – also suspect the bottle wasn’t the freshest and that may have contributed to the slightly sweet heaviness. Good but would like to try a fresher bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8536) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and light tropical fruit aroma. Grapefruit and tropical fruit flavor. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and tropical fruit lingers wit light malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2877) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2016
hazy golden pour with a nice white soapy head and thick bands of lacing ... aroma of grapefruit, mango, and passionfruit/strawberry (think stone fruit) and piney..... taste is of grapefruit, mango, passionfruit/strawberry .... bitter and lightly piney .... sweet and has some caramel malt on the back end .... has a lingering mango, passionfruit and bitter piney flavor ... nice and rindy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21106) - 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 (9904) - 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 (659) - 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 (3641) - 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 (824) - 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 (2552) - 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 (5055) - 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!

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