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


on tap

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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
airrick2003 (698) - Louisiana, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Appearance: pours with a small off white head, the beer is a very slightly hazy average gold color Aroma: caramel sugar, pine, floral, citrus Taste: pine, assertive bitterness, citrus, grass Palate: bitter aftertaste, lively carbonation, light mouthfeel Overall: a nice strongly bitter ipa, has a nice aroma as well, a bit strong to be sessionable, delicious none the less ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2979) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Shared bomber poured to snifters, showing a hazed, orangey gold color, with a decent layer of bubbly, white head foam, and spotty lacing. The nose was dank, with some grain, citrus & pine, and a bit of lurking alcohol. The taste added a citrusy & earthy bitterness, a bit of tartness, and some exposed alcohol presence. Medium bodied, with fair carbonation, and good hop intensity.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bonaldi_Taylor (10) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2015 Great beer. Pours slighty cloudy but golden maybe amber colored. Smell to me is deceivingly fruity. The 80 IBU’s isn’t going to knock your head back but all the needed bitterness is there and well mixed with some citrus and maybe pine like flavors. A current favorite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (4317) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle (650 ml) from DuffMan, thanks! Deep hazy amber pour with rich lacy white head. Aroma is quite hoppy, tons of piney coniferous hop, light citrus notes. Vert flavorful brew, intense hoppiness, very resinous, very bitter with strong boozy malt profile as well. Palate is full bodied with med carbonation, definitely some alcohol on the finish. Pretty intense brew, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vladivostok (331) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
Typical IPA aroma and a very high hop rate. Got a cold a couple of days into my visit to BC (thanks Air Canada...) and it was just about the only thing I could taste. Infection free though, this was a mighty slug of beer; drink too many and your throat will be like the bottom of a parrot cage next morning. Incidentally, one draught sample I tried was as clear as mud, which although it reflected badly on the bar concerned does at least shows that they aren’t tampering too much with the final product. All the IPA virtues and vices but you could hardly call it subtle.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
weissbierdrinker (13) - - JUN 26, 2015
Great IPA. Fantastic aromas. Somehow the hops seem to affect me besides the alcohol.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
seppblatterwos (7) - - JUN 14, 2015 does not count
Bought a large bottle of this after hearing great things. So disappointed. It was completely oxidized so hope these guys sort out their packaging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
a_sully (298) - - JUN 10, 2015
Very cloudy orange yellow body with a foamy white head. Aroma is faintly citrus and pine. Taste matches with a strong orange influence. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1111) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2015 Aroma is grapefruit, passionfruit, citrus, lemon grass and light sweet malts. Taste is light sweet malts with hop earthiness and slight citrus. Finishes pretty clean. Appearance is a hazy gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well .

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mitchh200 (21) - - MAY 28, 2015
The aroma is citrus with a hint of pine, The color of the liquid is amber and it has a clear complexion. The head is frothy. The taste is medium bitter. The beer is medium bodied, with a sticky texture. The carbonation is soft. The beer finishes off long. Overall .. This is probably one of the ipa’s that I have ever had! the flavors are excellent and the quality of the taste is superb.

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