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


on tap

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RATINGS: 334   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Yukonbrew (12) - Yukon, - FEB 21, 2013
Schwack, Simply delicious for all those who enjoy a real IPA. Hops are pineapple and passion fruit flavoured with a nice tingle in the mouth. Aroma of extremely fresh hops (straight from the freezer bag to the nose). I can’t wait to find a decent clone I think I’ll use Zythos and Falconer’s Flight hops in my attempt. Highly recommend this IPA!

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.

PilsnerGuru79 (16) - - JUL 30, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2017 New to this one. not crazy about the giant bottle but good to better than average IPA.

CRock (259) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2017
Toasted malt with a little caramel. Grapefruit and pine. Smooth yet bitter finish.

Ravengypsy () - - JUL 26, 2017
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?

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.

Ernest (7721) - 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.

CraftBeerNick (2613) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2017
Tap at Beer Bistro, Toronto, 10th July 17. Pours light straw. Aroma is light floral, citrus blossom. Taste is floral, Centinnial hops perhaps, citrus and bitter. Good.

Kobold (41) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2017
Initially an unwillingness to express itself beyond controlled astringency.,, Intelligent, repentant, honeyed sulphur; scent memory of a wet dog adulterated, positively, by having been shampooed; screeched tires mollified by baby powder and juice; sun in a singed brown mood; salt in a new domain; the body of coffee, but not the aroma; in a cabin where something good, something smooth that is grapefruit kindness, being summoned; a mahogany moment between pain and soothing... self-deprecating grains unappreciative of their own husks and earth; an aura of pithiness; hungry tang expressing restraint; a far distant, long extinct Edenic fruit fidgeting with its seedsl a sweetness unaware of any impending bitterness; the shimmering of base IPA substance in mid-transubstantiation; a prickliness crippled by apology; glass infused with dappled purples and crisp greens; earth coated in leaking stems; a mowed lawn’s clippings immediately resurfacing into succulent berry patches...

IPAismymiddlename (1) - - JUN 21, 2017 does not count
Over rated. At least here on rate beer. It’s an alright IPA but nothing more. I find red racer IPA in same league

TheSilentSaint (102) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2017
Awesome find in Canada. Was looking for some good IPAs here and then I find one. Good clear orange body with a good white head. Hoppy with balanced fruity malts. Nice finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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