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


on tap

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RATINGS: 289   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!

delomixal's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
delomixal (12) - - JAN 14, 2013
Expected a lite more aroma for the style but it sill gives a nice nose. Taste well, bitter but not to harsh on hops with a well ballanced medium to full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeZasada (305) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 21, 2016
Bomber Bottle. Pours a hazy light amber colour with a thin white head. Resin hop aroma. Taste is moderately bitter, with lots of flavouring hops. Notes of spruce, a bit floral, some citrus. Warms to a medium-sweet malt profile. Medium-heavy mouthfeel. Finish is hoppy, lots on the spruce. Overall, an excellent northwest style IPA, highly recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kauge (1318) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 15, 2016
Bottle from LCBO. Pours hazy bright orange with well-retaining and lacing off-white head. Sweet jammy-malty, pineappley-citric nose and flavour. Fresh fruity sweetness continuing with citric minty bitterness. Pleasantly thin but refreshing carbonation, somewhat oily, good medium body. So nicely balanced. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ttheilen (361) - USA - MAY 13, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wquirk (2) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2016 does not count
Bottle. AROMA: grassy with Citrus. APPEARANCE: Light copper pour with a thin white head. Lots of lacing on the glass. TASTE: Pine + resin. PALATE: full and oily, with big bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (8806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle from the Beerhive, drunk on the hottest day of the year after some lacklustre gardening as some kind of reward. Pours hazy yellow gold with a thin white head. Aromas of near-minty herbs, savoury, sweet malt, faint citrus. Taste is resinous, sweet orange, then a forced rhubarb kind of thing, stewed with white sugar, lightly astringent, but also fruity and sweet, like John Inman in Are You Being Served. Good balance of flavours, lots going on, but also slips down very easily. Texture is just on the right side of oily, fragrantly bitter on the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
itchy (2) - CANADA - APR 28, 2016 does not count
OK best beer in cCanada Ruins other beers I’ve had a few today so just maxin out my character count

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3541) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle given to me by a friend. Pours bright orange hue with not much lacing. Nose is earthy herbal not what the deScriptions say. More of a British ipa than anything. Flavors of herbal hops very woody biterness. Decent but not west coast

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (3226) - New York, USA - APR 18, 2016
Tap at Draught 55, copper pour small head. Nose is candy and some melon. Tastes of peach, honey dew, candied malts, caramel, some grassy tones. Sweet sugary plate would have guess DIPA but I guess abv slipped under radar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lesifflebiere (1573) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2016
Une bière pétillante, jaune orangé aux arômes d’agrumes et de conifères ; texture mi-mince, limpidité intégrale. La bouche présente tout de suite une attaque houblonnée, sucrée et intense. L’amertume en fin de gorgée, toute costaude soit-elle, est partiellement noyée par l’épaisseur des malts. Une IPA lourde, qui crinque tous les boutons à 11, sans réellement se soucier d’une quelconque balance. Loin d’être mauvaise, cette bombe de houblon est cependant d’une subtilité qui frôle le zéro. "Hamfisted" qu’ils disent en anglais je crois.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3670) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2016
Draft at Fishale. Hazy gold color with just a patchy khaki head. Huge aroma of pink grapefruit and pine resin. The flavor is also big with a nice bitter bite, lots of malt to balance and a hint of booze. That's about as big as an IPA can get for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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