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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

71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-19-2008)
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4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap @ Garrick's Head in Victoria.

A - Cloudy medium orange with a huge glow. Thin bright white.

S - Pine, grapefuit and a slight malt sweetness.

T - A good bitterness up front. Grapefruit, tangerine and pine. A slight caramel malt sweetness in the background. Bitter, dry finish.

M - Light to moderate carbonation. Resiny. Moderate carbonation.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up in BC, immediately liked the bottle design and wish I could get in in Alberta, hopefully soon I will be able to as the scene grows. Poured into a small-ish glass and split it with my girlfriend. The smell was pleasant, very Northwest hop forward with a touch of caramel malts. The head retention was lovely too, and after my girlfriend took a sip, she decided it was "too hoppy" for her liking. I took a sip and actually agreed that it was a tad hop forward for a pale ale, but I can appreciate that it wasn't a total hop bomb double IPA. I would have labelled this one an IPA myself, maybe I was looking for something a little more mellow, but I liked it overall. Again, I like what these guys are doing and Victoria has quickly become a force to be reckoned with on the Canada craft beer scene.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bomber poured into pint glass 24/1/12

A golden copper with no visible bubbles but yet there's a thick cap of off white that hangs for most of the glass leaving spider web lacing deep down the glass

S floral and herbal hops with a big hit of honey, caramel, and some fruit

T a little more herbal earthy tones on top of what I smell, solid beer for sure with some leafy tea bag as it warms

M medium bodied with enough tiny bubbles to give it a creamy feel, not sure where the bubbles are hiding because I can't see them, slightly metallic after taste

O pretty solid pale ale going on here, there's some balance and its very easy too drink

I love Driftwood and they just can't do wrong in my books, this is no exception. I love their hop bombs and monsters in a big way and don't seeing myself getting board of their session brews either

Photo of McBastard
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden with a epic fluffy head. Lots of lacing down the glass. Smells of citrus and piney hops. Has plenty of hop flavor up front, balanced out with some malt sweetness. Has a bitter finish, with a nutty aftertaste. Light bodied, with moderate carbonation. Overall, a refreshing, easy drinking ale. I'll have another, please.

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - bright clear golden, tall soapy head retained well with some lacing
S - gentle aromas of fruits, fresh greens, light toastiness, and a mineral note
T - interesting hop dominant mix of citrus, earthiness, and light pepper, some toasty malt backbone
M - lightish body with medium carbonation, starts juicy and quickly moves to a mild bitter finish
O - a very unassuming but flavourful brew with a great hop profile, I need more Driftwood!!!

Driftwood Pale Ale from Driftwood Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.