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Driftwood Pale Ale - Driftwood Brewery

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Driftwood Pale AleDriftwood Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Driftwood Brewery visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-19-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This Northwest style pale ale offers a citrus aroma blending with a delicate malt body and a clean refreshing finish. A beer for any occasion.
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Photo of ziggig
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

nice one. great taste. done in 2 minutes

Photo of Kenmac19
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BcCraft710
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gruntle
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

If you like pine and the smell of growing marijuana plants, you will love this beer. Mmmmmmm.

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of LampertLand
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Driftwood Brewery 'Pale Ale' @ 5.0% , this is the 'Old' version served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $5.25

A-pour is a pale yellow/gold from the bottle to a slightly hazy gold in the glass with a big frothey off-white head leaving a spotty lace along the pint

S-herbal , hoppy , hint of malt sweetness

T-pleasant tasting pale ale , a mild bitterness with a slight dry finish

MF-seems to be a mild carbonation and a mild medium body

Ov-ok beer , good pale ale , no wow factor

prost LampertLand

Photo of Codak
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of PaulietheBrit
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of CurtisD
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Ericbeech_87
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of CWVegas
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Chazz_Chetly
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Niceroad77
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Iuv
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of seldomseen
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Fader
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of J-Swan
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of jrenihan
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 11.29.13.

Beer is clear orange/copper in colour, with a small white head. Head fades fairly quickly.

Nose is hoppy, but not pungently so. Citrus and some pine.

Taste is fairly mild, but nice. Citrus hops provide a moderate bitterness, with a bit of a spicy pine flavour, while the malt provides a slight caramel sweetness. Easy drinking.

Medium bodied, moderate to strong carbonation level. Slightly oily.

Overall, refreshing and fairly tasty, but nothing exciting going on here. Very solid.

Photo of RJP159
3.57/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

My first review, so please take it for what it is.

This is an easy drinking ale that has a smooth start with a slightly hoppy, dry finish. Not much in the way of bitterness. Leaves my mouth feeling refreshed, with not much lingering other than the hops. My only criticisms of this beer are that it is slightly too carbonated, and the head doesn't hold up as long as I would like. I like the versatility of this beer. It works in any situation.

Photo of tbeckett
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle at Luxalune in Winnipeg. From notes.

A - Golden and bright pour with a two finger white head. Good carbonation. Hazier as the bottom portion of the bottle was added. Good lace rings and a half finger of retention.

S - Floral, grapefruit. Nice hop aroma. Pretty much to style.

T - Nice hoppy flavour with lot's of grapefruit, orange, strong hop flavours. Pine in there too with more orange later on.

M - Medium bitterness and light to medium carbonation and a light to medium body. Bitterness penetrates with tons of grapefruit flavour.

O/D - A solid west coast pale ale. Enjoyed it a fair bit and think they nailed the west coast style. Very drinkable.

Photo of krankyjoe
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of RXUYDC
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of jeffjeff1
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

My parents brought this back for me from British Columbia. BTW the bottle I had said Driftwood Pale Ale instead of Driftwood Ale so it is also called Driftwood Pale Ale. That must be an old picture.

Appearance- copper color, slightly cloudy, barely any head

Smell- citrus hops

Taste- citrus hops, slight amount of bitterness, pretty bitter for a pale ale according to my mom and dad who also tried it. I thought it was just fine.

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- I thought it was pretty good. It is kinda hard for me to get more of it because we don't get it around here. I was lucky enough that my parents brought one back.

Photo of souvenirs
3.08/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

650ml bottle poured into a weizen glass. I bought this one at the BC liquor store on Commercial Drive.

Appearance: beautiful golden colour with lots of head.
Smell: yeast, a bit sweet.
Taste: bitter, a bit citrusy, a bit yeasty. Tastes like, well, your average beer. Certainly not bad, but nothing special... or maybe it's just that I like my beer maltier and less hoppy. I probably wouldn't get this again.

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Driftwood Pale Ale from Driftwood Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.