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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: 339   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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!

Malts: Pilsner, Crystal, Carapils
Hops: Cascade, Columbus, Centennial, Amarillo, Citra

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3.3
jbruner (5121) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 11, 2017
Pours a clear golden orange on tap with fluffy off-white head that leaves good lace. Aroma of bready malts and piney hops. Taste follows, solid west coast IPA with moderate bitterness. Decent.

3.4
jpalazini115 (30) - - SEP 2, 2017
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3.7
bdleedahl (594) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 31, 2017
Really nice ipa. It is not astringent, which is usually my issue with ipas. The malt bill actually balanced the hops. Very nicely done. Bottle in office. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
onceblind (10296) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2017
Slightly hazy golden with a jock generous white fluffy head. Lovely floral resinous nose that’s gently piney and gently grapefruit rind-y. Smooth charming. Balanced flavor that’s pale but leafy and floral hopped with a light piney touch. Balanced bitterness and mellow and with a lingering earthy resin.

4.3
Iceman2017 (1) - Campbellton, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 10, 2017 does not count
Outstanding example of a West Coast IPA - By FAR my favorite! Delicious citrus, earthy, golden, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, sticky, bitter finish.

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PilsnerGuru79 (1) - - JUL 30, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2017 New to this one. not crazy about the giant bottle but good to better than average IPA.

3.6
CRock (262) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2017
Toasted malt with a little caramel. Grapefruit and pine. Smooth yet bitter finish.

5
Ravengypsy (2) - - JUL 26, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2017 Our Go To IPA. Always suits the occasion. A nice happy/hoppy flavour with a touch of citrus. What's not to like?

4.3
Kokaneechick () - - JUL 21, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2017 Always a go to beer in my household. Well rounded flora flavor with a good balance of hops to tease the taste buds.

2.9
Ernest (7787) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2017
Bottle. Head is initially average sized to large, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, cookie), lightly hoppy (orange, apricot), lightly yeasty (dough), with a light note of celery seed. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Second beer from this brewery and just as plain/mediocre as the first. Very little aroma of any kind, even the hops don’t have anything to say. Slightly vegetal too. Drinks more like a DIPA (just as the Hopfenweisse is more of a Weizenbock than a Hefeweizen, they seem to be amplifying styles)...rather thick and goopy body, very sweet, and with very noticeable alcohol. Clumsy and fairly dull overall.


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