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

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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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With an extreme power to tonnage ratio, this behemoth delivers a barge load of hops. This unassuming 22 ounces bottle packs 80 IBUs unrelenting diesel power! Let this Fat Tug pull you in slow and low to Hoppy Nirvana.


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4
   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


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cattrall (40) - Midlevels, HONG KONG - MAY 1, 2015
Pours golden slightly hazy with a big head that lingers - a lot more than most IPA’s. Very mild aroma - banana. Lovely soft bitterness, definitely an IPA, but not know-your-socks-off. Smooth. Very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3647) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
Une bouteille partagée par Alex. Merci! Date d’embouteillage : 03.25.15. Une belle robe dorée foncée supporte une mousse qui abonde et qui colle. Au nez, houblons frais et verts, fruités (mangues, pêches, agrumes) et résineux s’accompagnent de parfums légèrement caramélisés. Le goût montre une belle et agréable robustesse des cultivars : beaucoup de verdure (conifères, pointe d’oignons) et une nette impression de pamplemousse dans cette base maltée qui travaille toujours à l’appui. En bouche, j’ai l’impression d’un corps de moyenne densité avec un bon apport de bulles et une texture huileuse. La finale se fait sur des notes amères bien longues et de bonne intensité. Bonne bière bien facile à boire.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nmcnair (15) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
Pours a golden-amber with a large fluffy off-white head. Aromas of citrusy hops, piney and resiney, fruity, caramel malt and light spices. Tastes similar with a nice bitter finish. Medium body.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UXO (673) - CANADA - APR 22, 2015
Pours clear deep gold with two fingers of rocky white head diminishing gradually to a thick cap, chunky lacing. (4/5) Nose is dank pine resin, bright citrus, tropical fruit, pale malt. (9/10) Taste is mild sweet, moderately strong bitter. (9/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (4/5) Went into this with high hopes... and was not disappointed. Lovely and bright - so nice to be able to get an IPA that’s under a month old! - and with the right balance of complexity and clean flavour. A very solid performer, and one I’d love to try on tap or in a fresher bottle. (17/20)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (2811) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
650ml brown bottle. Golden and hazy with a small creamy white cap, good lacing. Nose has grapeftuity hops. Taste has some caramel, grapefruity hops. Finishes bitter, lingering hops and decent bitterness. Medium bodied. Solid IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Yazapapa (1) - - APR 7, 2015 does not count
Easiest drinking production IPA in BC with a great start, aroma and outrageous finish. Loads of body throughout, perfect carbonation.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hotmailmsn (2) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2015 does not count
fresh aroma, sweetness, maltness, hoppyness, all came perfectly balanced!! so far my fav ipa! great, and a must try beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rayaron (555) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond. Thanks Ory. Slightly hazy copper with medium off-white head. Hoppy aroma, a bit cheesy, some maltiness, piney. Mild hoppy bitterness in the flavor, notes of apple and vinegar, citrusy with light maltiness, semi-dry. Moderate carbonation, medium-bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Ory. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of citric hops. Flavor has some sweetish malt, citric and slightly piney hops, and a moderately bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (902) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2015
On tap @ Brickhouse. Pours medium yellow golden with thin white head. Aroma is light caramel malt; piney, earthy, fresh hops. Taste is medium caramel malt; clean, rich malty body; piney bitter hops with definite fresh notes on the finish. Quite good for a BC IPA.


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