Saturday, 13 October 2012
Fat Tug IPA
Victoria, British Columbia
India Pale Ale
Medium Copper (depending on lighting)
A lot of people I know have had this beer and recommended it to me. It's been on my list for a long time now. Well folks, I finally had the pleasure of trying it out. At first the smell wasn't quite there. It was very weak. I soon realized that I poured it a little too full in the glass causing the smell to dissipate quickly. After a few sips (3 as matter of fact) I was able to smell the fruity goodness of this beer. The taste is VERY hoppy. You really have to like IPA's to appreciate this beer. It has a slight crispness to it and the finish does not linger. The finish lets you know that you've had a well crafted IPA. The bitterness is kept to a minimum. I wouldn't recommend this beer to anyone who likes Pale Ales and wants to graduate to IPA's. This IPA is more of a Masters Degree of IPAs. Great beer all around, from the first smell, right down to the finish.