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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: 284   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!


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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
manisthebeer (246) - 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


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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3486) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (3191) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lesifflebiere (1550) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3653) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RhetoricalAns (766) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 10, 2016
650 mL bottle shared. Golden to amber pour, couple fingers of foaming white head, great retention. Big fruit aroma, lots of grapefruit with some melon as well. Fruit is balanced with pine / resin hops as well. Taste is much the same, big hops, big bitterness, but there decent amount of caramel malt. Medium to full body, nice and round. Great IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChadPoole (103) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2016
Aroma of citrus and hops. Pours deep golden with a white head that lasts the whole beer and laces the glass. Taste of hops with citrus fruits and has a  medium bitter end. Very good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8663) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2016
Bouteille 66cl partagée avec Tomaz. Merci à Asheft - Alex for the trade. Fin doré, léger orange, col épais crémeux blanc-cassé. Arôme au bouquet plaisant, tout comme son design etiquette, fruité tirant sur les agrumes, rétro de pin avec un malté sous-jacent biscuité. Palais est légèrement houblonné, fruité, huileux avec une touché poivrée, amertume perduranre pregnant des accents d’agrumes. Abricot, touche de melon, malt pils cara pale avec une fin rappelant encore l’herbacé et le pin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kyzr (1312) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Deep gold pour with nice sized white head. Huge hops on the nose with grapefruit and citrus. Flavor is a much the same with a solid example of a WC hop bomb. Hops to the end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (2148) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2016
(bottle) clear, bright orange colour with a small beige head; aroma of fruit, resin; balanced, intense flavour with a long, light bitter finish; quite nice


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