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Tuff Session Ale - Tofino Brewing Company

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Tuff Session Ale
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 8.38%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tofino Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A bright copper coloured pale ale with a toasty malt base balanced with west coast hops. Its light to medium body and clean, dry finish gives this full-flavoured ale dangerously inviting drinkability.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: evlu1441 on 08-12-2011)
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Reviews by BashOnABike:
Photo of BashOnABike
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

4oz taster @ The Island Beer Festival, Club 919

A: Translucent amber-brown, little head, nice, simple lacing

S: Very little, some malt with a bit of hop

T: Roasted malt, slight hop, chocolate better. A pleasant surprise after the sniff!

M: Medium-body, foamy with a moderate carb throughout

O: A nice all-rounder for a (presumably) one-hit brewery, bit porter-like but not super memorable.

BashOnABike, Feb 27, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of chickenm
3/5  rDev -16.2%

chickenm, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of CanuckRover
4.03/5  rDev +12.6%

On tap at The Shelter in Tofino. This is a pale ale, not a red/amber as classified in the entry here.

Nice copper colour. Good thick and steady head.

Nicely balanced aroma. Malt and assertive hops mingle.

Piney and citrus hops make the beer quite lively, a really fun beer to drink. Add this to a great caramel malt profile and it's a lovely session ale indeed.

Good things should come out of this brewery if their flagship pale ale is anything to go by.

CanuckRover, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of CWVegas
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

CWVegas, May 24, 2014
Photo of Coombaron
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Coombaron, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Rutager
3.4/5  rDev -5%

Appearance. Pours a clear, deep amber with a finger of off-white head.

Smell. Sweet caramel malts, brown sugar and maybe a bit of sweet spice with a slight bit of citrusy hops.

Taste. Sweet caramel malts again with a bit of brown sugar and a little lightly bitter piney hops and citrus.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, below medium carbonation.

Overall. A decent pale ale that's heavy on the sweet malts. Well made, but a bit sweet and malty for me.

Rutager, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of evlu1441
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%

I just picked this up at the Tofino Brewing Company. They've only been open a few months, but show some promise as a decent craft brewery.

The beer pours a medium brown/amber color with a foamy offwhite head.

The aroma is sweet and slightly spicy. Cinnamon comes through alongside some nice cascade hops.

The flavour is slightly sweet to start. There is a nice malty backbone, but the hops make themselves known. The finish is slightly nutty.

Overall, this is a great session ale (as the name suggests). There are a lot of flavours, but it never gets too intense. I've had 2 growlers full, and I'm sad that I won't be able to have this beer for a while

evlu1441, Aug 12, 2011
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3.32/5  rDev -7.3%

urbs76, Friday at 02:50 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

LampertLand, Mar 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

fizzyted, Jul 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

JoshRosario, Aug 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

RXUYDC, Aug 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Erik-P, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of ericj551
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%

Tuff session ale pours a slightly hazy copper with a thin head. The carbonation is mild but not bad from a growler. The aroma is slightly buttery caramel malt with a nice herbal hop character. More well balanced malt and hops in the flavor with hints of dark fruit. The finish is crisp with a mild butteriness.

ericj551, Jul 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

EskimoDave, Dec 01, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

cbnz, Feb 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

KStark, Jan 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

schopenhauerale, Jan 30, 2013
Tuff Session Ale from Tofino Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.