Aroma and Appearance: It pours a copper orange colour with 1 finger of foam and some sporadic rising bubbles. The aroma is bready malt with caramel, tangerine and mango with a bit of spicy herb.
Flavour: I get a nice chewy bready malt with some orange peel, mango, citrus and fruit in the middle and a dry bitter, pine resin and grapefruit finish.
Overall Impression: Nice IPA that has a malt profile of most Imperial IPA’s and a decent hop profile without being to high on the abv front.
Rating: I give it a very good rating of 7/10, a very good IPA that offers something a little different and was pleasant to drink.
Food Pairing: Go with some spicy shredded beef tacos on this one, or a meaty meal with some chili peppers.
I find it funny that this is styled as an Imperial IPA whereas Fat Tug at 7.0% is just an IPA. BJCP considers IPA’s at 7.5% abv and higher so they kind of styled it incorrectly, but at least the beer is tasty.