A big, bold, smooth and extremely delicious BC favourite beer.
The Fat Tug is a northwest style India Pale Ale with a hop count greater than that of the Easter Bunny. As a longstanding staple and favourite in the extensive list of BC craft beers this beer wears many crowns and has earned a reputation as being a top contender for IPAs in BC and around the world. The Fat Tug pours a fairly dark amber colour with a finger and a half or so of head. Hitting the tongue the taste is rather hoppy with a fruity, floral undertone.
While it is hard to pick out the individual sources of this floral taste, Driftwood calls on grapefruit, mango melon and passion fruit as the tones that come to mind. This fruitiness accompanies the intense, piney hop flavour into a well-balanced and tasty IPA. Given that this beer is rated at an 80IBU with some out-of-the-ordinary fruit flavours the taste is surprisingly smooth and mellow. Don’t get me wrong, this is powerful and hoppy but goes down easier than you may expect. The flavours come together into a well-balanced, smooth and very enjoyable beer. This is definitely a Best In BC beer.