Fat Tug IPA - Driftwood Brewery
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Reviews by TriggerFingers:
4.23/5 rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I am a bona fide IPA junkie....
this one is eerily similar to Great Divide's Titan IPA that I had while at the GD Brewery in Denver 2 days prior (although I think the Titan is a tad better). Fat Tug is a little more "tinny tasting"--which could be the tap to bottle discrepancy?
had this one out of a chilled bomber in the hotel room in Vancouver, BC....
Very nice IPA....
epic? sadly, no
but, if you want a good example of what an IPA should be, you would be hard pressed to do better than the Fat Tug if you are up in B.C. ....its legitimate, that is for sure!
B+/A- all day long!
Serving type: bottle
04-29-2012 03:59:01 | More by TriggerFingers
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British Columbia (Canada)
4.34/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
My girlfriend bought me this beer. I'm a big fan of IPA's and she had no idea. The planets aligned and she bought me a beer without knowing.
Appearance - Poured to fairly fine bubble head finish. The head tended to linger nicely for a long time. Drank in a snifter for the first time and I am sold on how great the experience was. Colour was a nice slightly hazy dark golden/orange.
Aroma - Intensely citrusy with big notes of grapefruit. An excellent piney smell revealed probably the best pine smell I've had in a beer.
Taste - Very hoppy with medium body. The maltiness needed to be discovered under those 80 IBU's of hops, but it's there. The carbonation was moderate during the mouthfeel but certainly contributed to the beautiful head. The hops are certainly the showcase for this beer from Driftwood. A nice dry finish with hop bitterness throughout.
Overall - An excellent IPA with brilliant citrusy notes and gorgeous appearance.
Serving type: bottle
05-21-2014 00:03:29 | More by Ericbeech_87
Fat Tug IPA from Driftwood Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.