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Fat Tug IPA - Driftwood Brewery

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Fat Tug IPAFat Tug IPA

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288 Ratings
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Ratings: 288
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.05%
Wants: 126
Gots: 42 | 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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Ratings: 288 | Reviews: 85 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Kenmac19
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Pours a beautiful amber with a thick creamy straw colured head that clings to the glass. After the bold scent of pine hits your nose you will notice aromas of grapefruit, pineapple and mangos. First taste is bold and full of oily pine and tropical fruits quickly follow. A subtle toffee malt flavour comes through on the swallow. A wonderfully bready aftertaste that brings back fond memories of my grandmother's homemade german sourdough bread served fresh from the oven. I there is such a thing as "Comfort Beer", this is it. I would put this up against any other DIPA from around the world. As close to a perfectly balanced beer as I've ever tasted.

Kenmac19, Sunday at 06:27 AM
Photo of bcgill
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

bcgill, Sunday at 03:41 AM
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4.7/5  rDev +8%

StanV, Sunday at 12:41 AM
Photo of Peveril
5/5  rDev +14.9%

Peveril, Saturday at 03:05 PM
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4/5  rDev -8%

TurdFurgison, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of SardiniaMan
5/5  rDev +14.9%

Great tasting beer... This surely is the best IPA in the world. One of my favourite. Very hoppy - the bitter is just right. Great aroma!

SardiniaMan, Oct 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

ron1915, Oct 13, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +10.3%

iain_reeve, Oct 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

Jkayul, Oct 05, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +2.1%

kyleavk, Sep 27, 2014
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4.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

PaulietheBrit, Sep 25, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +3.9%

adamj_008, Sep 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

Chazz_Chetly, Sep 21, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +5.7%

ipassion, Sep 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

joeyjoey104, Sep 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -31%

Shawn_Winters, Sep 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

SlightlyGrey, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

sippysappyday, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

greenchicken, Sep 08, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +0.2%

TRiGS, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

Joeluu8, Sep 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

Fantastic IPA

arvsharma, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

kevwcamp, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Bugs318
4/5  rDev -8%

A: clear light amber to copper colour, with a fair creamy white head comprised of thick bubbles.
S: Not as aromatic as expected. Mild after another IPA, but some citrus rind, hints of pine wood and some pineapple.
T: Not much malt, as it offers just the slightest trace before piney, resinous dryness, with just a trace of rind and papaya. Fairly bold and lengthy linger.
M: A touch oily, with some creaminess and moderate carbonation.
O: A bold west coast IPA, could use more citrus for me personally, but pretty fine example puff the style.

Bugs318, Aug 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

AnitaBrewski, Aug 23, 2014
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Fat Tug IPA from Driftwood Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.