For a number of reasons, Fat Tug is one of the top IPA’s currently available on the west coast. It’s a northwest style India Pale Ale, with beautiful colour, great head, and best of all, a barge load of hops.
According to Driftwood Brewery’s website, Fat Tug has an, “intense hop profile.” It’s definitely an ale for the IPA lover, and it’s already popular amongst craft beer drinkers. The hop flavour is almost constant while drinking Fat Tug. Other IPA’s may be sweeter or have a cleaner finish, but Fat Tug is rich, crisp, and leaves a wonderful hoppy flavour on your palate after every swallow.
The off white head resting on the amber orange medium bodied ale gives it an intriguing appearance. And when the floral, citrus, hoppy aroma get within smelling range, it will be a challenge to put down this 80 IBU bad boy. Perhaps the best thing about Fat Tug is its price. More and more craft beers, in a 650 ml bottle, are creeping past $7.00 a bottle, and even cracking $10.00. Fat Tug is an out of sight IPA, and it’s only $5.50 a bottle in government liquor stores.
This IPA is wonderful with a spicy dish, or any pungent cheese. It has a 7% alcohol content, and it’s available in private and government liquor stores, as well as on tap at select pubs and restaurants.
So if you’re craving something hoppy, pick up a bottle, or ask for a pint of Driftwood Brewery Fat Tug IPA.
photography by Brianne Adams