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Fat Tug IPA - Driftwood Brewery

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Fat Tug IPAFat Tug IPA

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264 Ratings
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Ratings: 264
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 7.8%
Wants: 112
Gots: 32 | FT: 1
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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trail77

British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +14.7%

06-06-2012 03:45:53 | More by trail77
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Wolfram

British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +14.7%

06-18-2014 01:01:32 | More by Wolfram
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JonnyBeers

British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +14.7%

01-11-2013 18:18:14 | More by JonnyBeers
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Brewrambler

British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +14.7%

07-05-2014 20:25:45 | More by Brewrambler
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pudoo

British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +14.7%

11-19-2011 18:45:25 | More by pudoo
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papawu76

British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +14.7%

07-05-2014 20:12:49 | More by papawu76
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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11-08-2012 21:56:37 | More by
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Mihajlo604

British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +14.7%

10-26-2013 22:51:35 | More by Mihajlo604
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +14.7%

12-10-2013 15:36:35 | More by rogerdandy
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Thunderpants

British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +14.7%

Wow what a beer! The best IPA I have ever had, and to this day I still haven't found one that compares. Amazing intense hoppy profile with hints of fruity flavours and a touch of malt.

If you like hoppy, then this beer is for you, but be careful at 7% alcohol this beer will get you going in a hurry. I only recommend 2 per sitting then try something else.

Currently my favorite beer!

05-06-2013 21:28:07 | More by Thunderpants
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EskimoDave

British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +14.7%

11-21-2011 03:10:47 | More by EskimoDave
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Malfunkt

Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +14.7%

06-22-2014 00:19:15 | More by Malfunkt
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Torontoblue

Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +14.7%

12-14-2011 15:31:18 | More by Torontoblue
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Mages64

Washington

5/5  rDev +14.7%

12-03-2011 00:03:12 | More by Mages64
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EduardoOrtega01

Panama

5/5  rDev +14.7%

05-22-2013 21:10:13 | More by EduardoOrtega01
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WalterWalter

British Columbia (Canada)

4.97/5  rDev +14%

I finally tried one of these today, and it is definitely my favourite IPA of all those I can remember by name, and equal to an excellent one I remember having at an American micro-brew pub (in Long Beach; Rock Bottom brewery perhaps). By far better than the IPAs from other local micro breweries which I have always found underwhelming - one is too malty, the other not carbonated enough for my liking.

The taste is very strong hops, with an amazing bitterness, and a delicious citrus-cannabis-bergamot aftertaste. No heavy malty flavours or anything to distract from this delicious hoppiness, and the hops taste fresh and, despite being very powerful, delicate. Nice carbonation; not too strong but not weak and syrupy either.

Three thumbs up.

11-10-2010 04:47:43 | More by WalterWalter
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timtwoface

British Columbia (Canada)

4.95/5  rDev +13.5%

I absolutely love this beer. Of all the IPAs out there (not the doubles), this is my current favourite, and has been for a while. It's extremely hoppy at 80 IBUs, but very easy to drink and goes great with any hearty meal - or it goes great with eating nothing at all. It really packs a nice sufficient punch by the end but you can't help but go back for more. This might very well be my favourite beer from any BC brewery at this moment; I'm blessed that I can find this in liquor stores and on tap in the area, even if you have to pay a bit of a premium at $6.50 per 650mL for it.

At a penny a millilitre, it's worth it, 100%. Do yourself a favour and check it out.

11-28-2011 01:43:12 | More by timtwoface
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beerSexualizer

Ontario (Canada)

4.95/5  rDev +13.5%

I love the s*** out of the beer. I first had it about a year ago but it is unavailable here in Toronto so I stocked up on my last trip to BC. Driftwood is one of the best breweries in Canada because the beers are true to their styles and consistent.

So, this beer is a textbook IPA. The colour is a fine hazy apricot with white head.

The complex smells are rad: citrus, resin, peaches, subtle ammonia.

It tastes of grapefruit, tangerine, with a lingering herbaceous and dominant bittering. The flavour arrives in waves first with a grapefruit, citrus flood surge followed by a light refreshing ebb and finally you get the tsunami of bitter. F**k yeah!

The mouth feel is pleasingly dry based on a 7% abv (which is well hidden otherwise) and generous hopping.

Now as far as presentation goes they do a great job. They have unique graphic design and plastic easy to peal labels the likes of which I haven't seen before. The bottles are exclusively in the 650ml format and away you f**king go.

When its done you will think to yourself "Man, I could really treat myself to a nice Fat Tug right now"

Drink this well balanced IPA work of art with spicy curry and enjoy your burps. Thank me later.

11-20-2011 13:51:58 | More by beerSexualizer
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

4.83/5  rDev +10.8%

Step up to the top of the IPA class in BC . An IPA that delivers all the hoppy goodness that we expect but with a complex piny , grapefruity finish that is backed up with tons of malt. I found it very balanced but not shy on the hops. Central City , Phillips and Tree are all available in Government stores in 6 packs making them more accessible and easier to consume but this may be my favourite BC IPA

02-04-2011 18:43:03 | More by canucklehead
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.78/5  rDev +9.6%

First BA review :-)

Bomber bought from Brewery Creek. Recomended by the lovely, friendly girl behind the counter after asking about the sold out Deschutes Hop Trip which I intended to buy more of.

Appearance: After a somewhat (anxious?) agressive pour, light orange with beautiful off-white, two finger head which dissipates after a couple minutes. Nice lacing.

Smell: Piney, grapes and lemon.

Taste: Hoppy indeed!! Pine-tree sap, crisp underipe grapefruit. Slight caramel and lemon.

Mouthfeel. Oily bitterness that last just long enough. Medium carbonation. Alchohol present but very well hidden

Drinkability: Went through this too fast and wished I had another!! Looks like this will be added to the regular rotation for at least the next while.

Overall: First Driftwood product for me and not a moment too soon. Will be keeping my eye out for this bad boy of a hop fix. Looking forward to trying more from these guys!!

01-08-2011 00:36:46 | More by Rutager
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

09-08-2013 03:48:05 | More by cam477
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bazzz

British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

09-30-2013 21:30:31 | More by bazzz
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maplesyrup76

Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

10-07-2013 00:22:09 | More by maplesyrup76
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DerekCarruth

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

10-15-2013 14:25:01 | More by DerekCarruth
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jwchestnut

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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.

02-09-2014 13:23:59 | More by jwchestnut
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Fat Tug IPA from Driftwood Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.