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

bottled
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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


Yukonbrew's rating

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Yukonbrew (12) - Yukon, - FEB 21, 2013
Schwack, Simply delicious for all those who enjoy a real IPA. Hops are pineapple and passion fruit flavoured with a nice tingle in the mouth. Aroma of extremely fresh hops (straight from the freezer bag to the nose). I can’t wait to find a decent clone I think I’ll use Zythos and Falconer’s Flight hops in my attempt. Highly recommend this IPA!


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
curve (3) - CANADA - JUN 13, 2016 does not count
Currently my favorite IPA in Canada. Truly a West Coast IPA in the style of Breakside IPA (Oregon). Also very similar to Burial’s (Asheville, NC) Sex Wax IPA, which describes itself as "dry west coast-style IPA". The aroma is so strong and wonderful, that I can smell it the moment I open a bottle. The color is a light golden yellow and it is best as it warms up.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3706) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2016
Bottle - 650ml. Hazy golden body with an average, white frothy head. Hoppy aroma with flowery and mango hints. Its good hoppy taste carries herbal, citrusy, and some woody notes. Ends with a decent bitter/herbal finish. Enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bennyss (34) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2016
Bttle 650ml LCBO. Col collant. Couleur dorée. Fruité, agrumes. Belle bière qu’on a hâte voir au Québec.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (5790) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2016
From a 65 cl bottle. Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of mandarin orange, pineapple and pine. Bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeZasada (306) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kauge (1451) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ttheilen (528) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wquirk (3) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (9018) - 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.

4.6
   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


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