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Fat Tug IPA - Driftwood Brewery

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Fat Tug IPAFat Tug IPA

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BA SCORE
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world-class

246 Ratings
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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 7.8%
Wants: 109
Gots: 24 | 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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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -8.3%

05-22-2014 20:21:41 | More by mdaschaf
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Tmappin

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -8.3%

12-27-2011 21:08:47 | More by Tmappin
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myzamboni

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

02-07-2012 01:35:21 | More by myzamboni
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jsnoek

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -8.3%

01-15-2012 02:54:13 | More by jsnoek
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

06-22-2013 20:04:31 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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jaypurvis

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -8.3%

02-26-2012 02:39:52 | More by jaypurvis
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -8.3%

11-10-2012 16:58:28 | More by mendvicdog
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

4/5  rDev -8.3%

07-15-2013 16:04:50 | More by CurtisD
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sansho

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

12-19-2012 18:59:04 | More by sansho
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DaveJanssen

Germany

4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz poured into a 16oz nonic pint. Just moved up to Victoria and seeing that this was the top beer of the Great Canadian Beer festival and it is brewed in Victoria, i figured I had to give it a try. Best by February 12th 2012.

Ar: Resin, hop bitterness, grapefruit citrus, mild floral hop, very hoppy and citrus oriented

Ap: Medium off white head, good retention, good lace, very mild haze light copper

T: Strong citrus hops, hop resin, piney, grapefruit, tropical fruit, alcohol hints toward the end, clean pleasant malt base, estery, mango, strong nectarine, excellent fruityness, nice bitterness and resin in the finish, long after the sip is over the hop resin still lingers pleasantly, dry

M: Medium body, resinous, pleasant bitterness, medium carbonation, long finish

O: This is definitely toward the west coast aggressively hopped drier IPA, which i am very happy about. Clean, crisp, solid hop presence and good lingering finish. A very well done IPA.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 03:39:39 | More by DaveJanssen
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goalie35

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -8.3%

08-16-2012 12:53:17 | More by goalie35
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Adamostella

Washington

4/5  rDev -8.3%

05-17-2014 22:15:11 | More by Adamostella
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strang

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -8.3%

09-13-2013 15:19:18 | More by strang
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -8.3%

07-30-2013 04:50:56 | More by jrohrbacher
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wesbray

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -8.3%

01-20-2013 04:27:55 | More by wesbray
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bifrost17

Washington

4/5  rDev -8.3%

06-06-2012 17:23:20 | More by bifrost17
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ogrerugby

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.3%

06-05-2013 03:40:25 | More by ogrerugby
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -8.3%

09-23-2013 18:40:11 | More by Exeter
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deNevers

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -8.3%

07-05-2013 05:23:12 | More by deNevers
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nanobrew

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

03-20-2012 17:46:54 | More by nanobrew
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beertunes

Washington

4/5  rDev -8.3%

05-20-2013 18:01:29 | More by beertunes
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -8.3%

05-10-2013 14:47:24 | More by KStark
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -8.3%

10-02-2013 23:33:01 | More by tom10101
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JayAre46

Texas

4.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

shout out to rutager and thank you, 22 oz bomber split between myself and fellow BA and this review is coming from the notes...orange haze with golden shit coming through (i really wrote that wtf) i dunno. 2 fingers of off white head reduced to a layer tight bubbles. did not show great lacing

A - sweet fruits up front, touch of lemony aroma, more citrus and hints of pineapple in particular. Pale malt background very subtle which is submissive to the citrusy aromas.

T - The citrus is much less dominant that was present in the nose, getting a piney sap which is new, hints of orange peel dryness along with a sharp bitterness in the back, again the malts are there...barely... but push for a balance. no alcohol is present.

M - light to medium body moderate carbonation, slight prickly finish

O - this brew is solid and i would like to have it again, the orange peel dryness is a bit too dominant for me but that may vary from batch to batch. Nothing jumped out to me, i hate to say this because the beer is good, but this one may be just another face in the crowd.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2011 07:20:41 | More by JayAre46
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StJamesGate

New York

4.04/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On draft at Malone's, Vancouver.

Soapy, sticky white froth that rings over an amber-blonde body.
Mandarin, flowers and hemp nectar on the nose - crazy fresh.
Fair whack of caramel, mango and shortbread with resin, ruby grapefruit and passionfruit hops.
Grapefruit zest finish and catty Simcoe linger.
Crisp, chewy, light leaning towards medium.

Good fruit, good caramel, real IBUs. A bit thin, though, and doesn't live up to the nose. Not a world beater, but a superior all-arounder.

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2013 19:17:39 | More by StJamesGate
Fat Tug IPA from Driftwood Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.