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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: 342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
afksports (16) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2012
What a quality west coast style IPA. From Canada, I wouldnt necessarily expect such a pine and grapefruit hop presence, but there it is. The aroma is a strong point, with grass, flowers, pine and citrus all present. The aroma is pure hops, a touch of water and light malt. The body has a better malt presence but doesnt sacrifice the clean water finish. Fresh bomber went down so easily. The only knock is the alcohol at 7% is a little high for a beer that Id love to session, and that it sticks a bit on the tongue with a tannic finish at the back. Otherwise, this is a beautiful beer, even including the appearance which is amber and has some decent (but not a ton of) lace. Thanks, Mom, for bringing this back!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmacklin (1011) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2017
650ml bottle. Pours a hazy orange-gold with a large, frothy, long lasting, off-white head that left curtains of lace. Sweet fruity aroma of tropical fruit, grapefruit, melon, peach and pine with caramel malt in the background. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, grapefruit, tropical fruit, peach, melon and pine resin with a dry, hoppy, bitter grass finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. This beer exceeded my expectations, very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bth122 (1536) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2017
Draft in Whistler, CA. Nice aromas of mango, pineapple. Taste is tropical hop blast. Very fresh and hoppy but still smooth. Medium bitterness. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crockett (1113) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2017
Pours cloudy honey, with a fluffy white lacing head. Nose of pine resin, tangerine/grapefruit, pizza dough, and yeast. Carbonation is crisp and refreshing. Alcohol is "just noticeable", but expected in this juicy beer. Tropical fruit all over the place. Lightly sweet, but quite sour. Very hop-forward, but does have a good toasted cereal malt/bready backbone. Very American IPA flavoured, with the Citra taking up a large detectable portion of the profile. Finish is very clean, with grassy and herbal notes. Attractive packaging. Solid beer.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sawyerpc15 (77) - Bowser, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2017
A very hoppy distinctive taste that had a pleasant after taste. Won a craft beer bc award.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brettsky06 (304) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 14, 2017
Pours golden orange. Tropical and floral aromas. Big tropical taste along with some pine. Sticky mouthfeel. Nice bold bitterness

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tranquillity (2101) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2016
Bottled. The body is orange and has a big white head. The aroma is exyrebly hoppy and fresh with flowers. The taste is hypnotizing and strong of hops with some sweet vanilla notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (4668) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2016
Bomber from ABC Liquor on Betton Rd: murky gold pour, white head. aroma of cereal malt, pine, herbal, tea vibe. tastes are sweet barley, honey, tropical fruits, resiny, moderately spiced, caramel. medium plus palate with soft carbonation. well put together, but too sweet and malty for my ipa tastes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ADfan (870) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 4, 2016
In the glass the beer has a golden amber color with a medium head. The nose has a good blend of hops, citrus and some bread. Taste has some grapefruit along with some tropical fruits and some grass. Well balanced IPA with a long finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raymow (1510) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2016
on tap at Craftys in Northeast Phila - nice amber color. Very good hop aroma and flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3889) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2016
Brown bottle, 650 ml, via Erik-P - CANBIF October 2016 (thank you!), savoured on November 26 2016; eye: orangey with a light coppery hue, slightly hazy, slight effervescence, ring of off-white head, light lacing; nose: citrus fruits, grapefruit, light pine, fusel; mouth: citrus fruits, grapefruit, light pine, bittering hops, semi-dry finale in tangerine with presence of bittering hops, medium-full body, average carbonation, mildly bitter, lightly sweet, slightly harsh texture; overall: fine FRANAIS Bouteille brune, 650 ml, via Erik-P - CANBIF octobre 2016 (thank you!), savoure le 26 novembre 2016; il : orange avec une lgre teinte cuivre, trs lgrement voile, trs lgre effervescence, anneau de mousse blanc cass, lgre dentelle; nez : agrumes, pamplemousse, lger pin, fusel; bouche : agrumes, pamplemousse, lger pin, houblon amrisant, finale semi-sche en tangerine avec prsence de houblon amrisant, corps moyen-cors, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement amre, lgrement sucre, texture trs lgrement rpeuse; en rsum : bien


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