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Fat Tug IPA - Driftwood Brewery

Fat Tug IPAFat Tug IPA

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218 Ratings
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Ratings: 218
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 7.8%


Brewed by:
Driftwood Brewery visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Fat Tug is a northwest style India Pale Ale that is characterized by an intense hop profile of grapefruit & melon and restrained malt notes. At 7 % alc/vol and 80+ IBUs this beer delivers layers of aroma and flavor that is sure to satisfy anyone with a thirst for all things hoppy!

(Beer added by: ericj551 on 10-26-2010)
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2.75/5  rDev -36.9%

10-07-2012 18:36:01 | More by Yorr
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Driftwood Brewery 'Fat Tug IPA' @ 7.0% , served from a growler purchased for $12

A-pour is a light gold from the growler to a clear amber in the glass with a big frothey off-white head leaving a streaky lace along the pint

S-citrus with a hint of pine

T-crisp & clean , big malt base , citrus with more pine coming thru in the taste

MF-ok/good carbonation , good full body

Ov-great beer , world class IPA , plus it's local , gotta love the PNW

prost LampertLand

Serving type: growler

03-17-2014 06:09:15 | More by LampertLand
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Ghrymm

British Columbia (Canada)

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03-09-2014 00:30:18 | More by Ghrymm
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Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-08-2014 07:53:01 | More by schnarr84
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

03-07-2014 02:20:11 | More by Niceroad77
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Alberta (Canada)

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jwchestnut

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of my all-time favorites from my one time home - a month old bottle brought by a generous friend from Vancouver. Beautiful amber orange color. Lovely white head with tight bubbles that fades into a ring around the top. Nose is full of citrus fruit, a little pineapple and mango, lots of pine needles and a sweet biscuity malt. The taste follows the nose but heavier on the pine flavors and a little grassy maybe - very well balanced with no flavors dominating the palate and a gentle bitterness at the sides of the mouth. Smooth mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Again, so thankful to have this one brought as a gift - very smooth, drinkable and one of my all time favorites. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 13:23:59 | More by jwchestnut
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J-Swan

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -14%

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jrenihan

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4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled November 26, 2013.

Beer is clear amber, with a small off-white head. Head fades fairly quickly, leaves a bit of lace,

Nose is very juicy and hoppy. Orange is very strong, with some grapefruit. Quite a citrus scent. Also a tropical component. Some caramel malt is there, providing some balance.

Taste is similar to the nose. A good mix of citrus and tropical fruit flavours, with a tilt towards the tropical this time. Grapefruit, papaya, mango, orange. Moderately bitter. A fairly robust malt component for the style, a nice caramel base, providing a notable sweet balance. Very good.

Medium bodied, strongly carbonated. Oily and a bit chewy. Good, but the carbonation could be turned down a bit.

Overall, very good. Not quite as explosively good as I had hoped for, but very enjoyable and something that I could imagine drinking a lot of- it goes down very easily. More malt than expected, but I like it.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 00:57:21 | More by jrenihan
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Fat Tug IPA from Driftwood Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.