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


on tap

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RATINGS: 348   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
delomixal (12) - - JAN 14, 2013
Expected a lite more aroma for the style but it sill gives a nice nose. Taste well, bitter but not to harsh on hops with a well ballanced medium to full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2017
My Bottom Line:
Citrus fruit, flowers and grainy cereals combine in this bitter, resinous IPA.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam laces atop the translucent golden mist.
-Citrus character is reminiscent of orange zest.
-Honeyed malts are surprisingly chewy in this one. Makes for a balanced beer, overall.
-In the end, this is a tad too sweet for my tastes in IPA.
-Drinkability is lower than I would like it to be (within the style).


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arcanor (383) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2017
650ml bottle no date. Pour orange gold a bit hazy with a nice dense creamy white foam. Aroma is resinous green, grapefruits and grass. Taste is a bit malty, bitter and fruity. Creamy, oily, medium to high body and medium carbonation. Long hoppy and bitter green finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
colui72 (895) - HONG KONG - MAR 28, 2017
Pours hazy golden, medium white head and spotted lacing. Beautuful aroma of mango and passion fruit. Great hoppy IPA, but with a good balance of malts. Can taste mango, passion fruit, grapefruit, resin, biscuit, caramel, some yeast funk, bitter in the end. Medium bodied, highly bitter, smooth and softly carbonated. Excellent ale.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
googleimage83 (139) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2017
Pour is hazy bright gold, nice lacing - attractive but a touch flat. Aroma is killer - tropical fruit, loads of pineapple - pine, grass, citrus, nice malt foundation. Taste is excellent - fruity, piney, bitter, bready, balanced. Pineapple isnt as explosive as on the nose, but that just makes it easier to appreciate everything else going on. An elite-level IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hrc_Cro (501) - 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 (2250) - 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 (1067) - 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 (1546) - 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 (1116) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sawyerpc15 (96) - Bowser, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2017
UPDATED: APR 7, 2017 A very hoppy distinctive taste that had a pleasant after taste. Won a craft beer bc award.

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