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


on tap

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RATINGS: 344   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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!

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

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michclark (88) - - JUN 18, 2011
the best name for a beer i have heard in a while. Good flavour with a nice finish but is lacking a distinct taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hrc_Cro (494) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 25, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2017 0.650l bottle. Clear orange color with small white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, malt and pine. Taste is bitter and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2194) - Qubec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2017
Bomber thanks to Richard. Very pale yellow with small head. Nose malty and floral hops. Light piny notes. Spicy notes. Taste floral and spicy hops. Finish sticky and oily. Nice floral hops. Some alcohol on finish. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmacklin (1015) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brettsky06 (310) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 14, 2017
Pours golden orange. Tropical and floral aromas. Big tropical taste along with some pine. Sticky mouthfeel. Nice bold bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tranquillity (2109) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (4674) - 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.

   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.

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