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


on tap

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RATINGS: 240   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!

manisthebeer's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, - APR 29, 2013
nice med brown color with a killer relaxed hoppy citrisy smell so damn goood taste is grapefruity bittery goodness possibly the best ipa in bc a must try

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McNeillR (1897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Pale golden, slight haze and a decent puffy white cap and one sided lacing. Nose is piney and gummy, bright dash of lychee and bullish grapefruit pulp. Initial taste is clean white grapefruit and zesty pineapple. Very plain juiciness, soft carbonation and creamy sweet malt blowout. The bitterness is well padded and intense enough. Finishes very clean, spriteful mango and more taught grapefruit. Lingers long flared up bitterness. Clean and chewy at the same time.

Bottle, The Beerhive, Edinburgh

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (3252) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle. Amber with white head. Absolutely hummimg of the hops, grapefruit, passion fruit, lychee and mango. Taste is sharp and citrusy, hefty white grapefruit, passion fruit and lychee. Long punishing bitter finish. This is the kind of IPA Iím in to

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (8138) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 3, 2015
Bomber. Big nose or tropical fruit, some dankness, mango. Rich, juicy tropical fruit flavor with a full, oily palate. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dchmela (2890) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Thanks to Steve for the bottle. Pours a hazy gold yellow with a big thick white head. Citrus, peaches and tropical fruit in the aroma. Smooth malt body with a nice dank hop bite, citrus and mango in the taste as well. Well done IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (1763) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Draft pour pint at the original tap and barrel location. Poured into their signature mason jar sleeve. I keep forgetting pints donít exist here. Whatever they are called, the beer is awesome. Pours a light golden color with an oily fizz head. Very imperial feel to this one. Where is the line anyway? Hop heavy throughout with a bitter finish. Great amount of grapefruit but almost zero sweetness. Huge linger to this one. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnRMurdoch (3983) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2015
650ml bottle from Hippo Beers. Yellow amber, good head. Soapy sweet hoppy malt aroma. Boiled sweet hop flavour. Resinous. Fairly typical quality North American IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (2462) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle from The Beerhive. Hazy golden body with a huge off-white head. Low carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma of melon, orange zest, pine needles and an off-putting hint of PVA glue. Flavour of lime, bitter hops, sweet malts and peach. Peppery finish. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Decent but not spectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zimbo (811) - SCOTLAND - OCT 25, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2015 A big beaming foamy rocky head fills the glass with aroma and tastes of bitter rough straw, mango and a peppery spiciness. Golden hue. Rustic carbonation. Very impressive. Spectacular activity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3537) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2015
Golden pour with a thick and creamy head...great retention and lacing. Aroma has resinous pine with grapefruit accents. Flavor follows suit and adds faint pineapple...earthy/piney/resinous bitter. Mouthfeel is medium/full and viscous or oily with a dry earthy/resinous finish. Really enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (7309) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2015
thanks Mr Harris, shared at Nobi .. . pours a light caramel .. solid foam .. . sap, mild resin, tree bark, and stupid stomped on daisys .. . mouth is solid, finish is candian, polite .. . . Catwoman, I find you to be odious, abhorrent, and insegrievious.

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