Driftwood Fat Tug IPA

Driftwood Fat Tug IPA

Rated 3.440 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Driftwood Brewing Company

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Style:  IPA

7% Alcohol by Volume

90 International Bittering Units

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Brewed with the hop aficionado in mind! Fat Tug is a northwest style India Pale Ale that is characterized by an intense hop profile of grapefruit & melon and restrained malt notes. Brewed with the hop aficionado in mind! Fat Tug is a northwest style India Pale Ale with an intense hop profile with notes of grapefruit, mango melon and passion fruit. Sufficient malt is there to provide support. At 7 % alc/vol and 80+ IBUs this beer delivers on the promise to satisfy anyone with a thirst for all things hoppy! Available in government and private liquor outlets and on tap in select pubs & restaurants. Food Pairings •Enjoy as an aperitif as the bitterness and higher alcohol content will stimulate the appetite. •Great with spicy Asian or Mexican fare or other boldly spiced dishes. •Try it with shellfish or Sashimi! •Pairs well with pungent cheeses like Roquefort, Romano, cheddar, or washed-rind varieties.

ID: 40125 Last updated 3 years ago Added to database 9 years ago

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Overall Percentile90.4
Style Rank369 of 4132
Style Percentile91.1
Lowest Score3.5
Highest Score3.8
Average Score3.629
Weighted Score3.440
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • CYRENAICA 2014 reviews
    rated 3.6 1 month ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    473ml can
    7.0% ABV
    Best Before: December 22, 2020
    Real Canadian Superstore - Main/Thompson (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
    September 4, 2020
    The beer pours a slightly hazed gold colour with light orange edges, The head is off-white and rocky, It doesn’t last very long. The aroma is light grapefruit, grains, pine, and weak caramel. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly creamy, and average carbonation. The flavour is citrus forward, grassy, with a bitter hop finish. A decade ago this was often listed in Top 10 lists for Canada’s best IPAs, and I loved it, but I can’t believe what I had today is the same IPA served in 2010.

  • CYBERCAT 9067 reviews
    rated 3.7 3 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Pours bubbly golden with a thick buff head. Aroma delivers resiny hop and citrus notes, not strong but demanding a taste. Flavor tugs resiny and somewhat bitter hops, grapefruit, orange, and fresh malt notes across the palate - definitely enjoyable! Mouthfeel features firm body and lively if not strong fizz. Tug one home!

  • GIVMEBEER 794 reviews
    rated 3.8 4 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Presentable beer with a decent head which retains and laces well. Grapefruit and pine in the aroma. Flavour has grapefruit, pine, melon and some pepper. The bitterness is balanced with sweet malts. Very drinkable. Hope this becomes a permanent feature at the LCBO

  • CHOPZ 5061 reviews
    rated 3.8 4 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Pours a mildly hazy golden-orange colour with and off-white frothy head, good retention and lots of lacing. Beautiful aromas of grapefruits, caramel malts, tangerine and decent hops. Slick smooth mouthfeel heading over to a mild dry end. Again, some grapefruit in the taste with a little more zest, and some nice caramel background. A little more on the sweeter, fruity side then grassiness. Very easy to drink the whole bottle.

  • PALEALERIDER 2090 reviews
    rated 3.5 4 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours a very nice frothy off-white head and has an orangey appearance. Thick patchy lacing. Aromas of piney and citrus hops, lots of fruity notes, some tropical fruit hints. Flavours are also quite fruity, strong citrusy notes, also some sweet malts and hints of caramel. Good balance between sweetness and bitterness. Slight warming tingly sensation on the palate. Pretty good.

  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 3.5 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Grapefruit and melon? No way! Peach, apricot and melon! Wickedly dry hopped. Probably one of the best IPAs out of BC. Clear golden in look, slightly to the darker side of gold. Good head retention. Body is medium. Pine shows up as it warms. Latent bitterness that in the begginning is attractive but seems to detract from the beer when it gets warmer. Overall happy with this beer. West Coast standard.

  • BEERDOG 1556 reviews
    rated 3.5 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    From Firefly. Poured a rocky white head over a body of clear, medium gold. Aroma was nicely hopped, paired with pine needles. Flavour was likewise, and there was a bite to this one, courtesy of the hops. Mouthfeel started out too thing, but improved towards the end. Nice embossed bottle.

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