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Driftwood Ale - Driftwood Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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:
A Northwest-style pale ale that presents with the aromas of light citrus and hops blending with a soft & mild malt body and an exceptionally clean & crisp finish. Refreshing from start to finish!

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-19-2008)
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Ratings: 62 | Reviews: 28 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of likeemdark
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

likeemdark, Aug 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

rodrigueZflyingf0x, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of 2beerdogs
4/5  rDev +3.6%

2beerdogs, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of jrempel
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

jrempel, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of Stizz19
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Stizz19, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of trail77
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

trail77, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of thefullpython
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

thefullpython, May 23, 2012
Photo of bumchilly25
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

bumchilly25, May 09, 2012
Photo of leannegreen
3/5  rDev -22.3%

leannegreen, May 08, 2012
Photo of LampertLand
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

LampertLand, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of chickenm
4/5  rDev +3.6%

chickenm, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of fizzyted
4/5  rDev +3.6%

fizzyted, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of w00ddy
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

w00ddy, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of wordemupg
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
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

wordemupg, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of McBastard
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

McBastard, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of joemcgrath27
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
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!!!

joemcgrath27, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of schopenhauerale
4/5  rDev +3.6%

schopenhauerale, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Mages64, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of kelvarnsen
4/5  rDev +3.6%

kelvarnsen, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of EskimoDave
5/5  rDev +29.5%

EskimoDave, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of cuksumstu
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my new "go to beer" when I can't make up my mind about what beer to drink for the night. This is the perfect autumn drink and remarkably smooth. After I had finished my drink I found my glass laced from top to bottom. When I had poured the drink, the head remained and did not dissipate even to the very last drop. I found no after taste either, which is something I expect from a good beer.

cuksumstu, Oct 23, 2011
Photo of maclean25
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I first had this on tap at a pub in east Vancouver and then 2 bottles at home a couple months later.

It has a cloudy, pale orange colour and comes with creamy, light beige head.

It has a yeast aroma with tropical fruits, fruit salad, and a little bit of fresh wood. The taste has some weak orange and comes with a great balance of hops. I get a fruity-fizzy orange aftertaste.

The body feels medium-to-full and has low-to-medium carbonation. Overall great fruity malt beer with good pale ale hops.

maclean25, Sep 07, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

What can I say about this beer? I like the malt aspect of this ale. Its a really easy drinker. Its very smooth and the carbonation is almost perfect. This beer has some bitterness which actually compliments the beer nicely and rounds it out. I could drink this everyday or at a party, but for special occasions this is not what I would reach for. Its a good run of the mill ale nothing more nothing less.

xuptygm, Aug 30, 2011
Photo of DaftCaskBC
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Uli's Restaurant in White Rock, BC.

A: 1/4" white head that left a nice lacing over semi transparent copper liquid.

S: Yeast and pine hops.

T: Yeast, malt, nuts, and bitter finish.

M: Medium to thin viscosity with a medium to low level of carbonation.

O: A decent and refreshing pale ale. This is the third beer I have had from Vancouver Island that has had a nutty taste...

DaftCaskBC, Aug 10, 2011
Photo of BasementBer
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A paid $16 for this beer unknowingly at a bar, i am pissed!

A: Fine amber color, decent head at first but retention is nothing to write home about. A bit hazy.

S: Its mostly a sweet bread character. Kind of see where the cotton candy is mentioned, but im getting more donuts. Yay, whose at the fair!

T: Sweet malts in the nose, middle is bitter and dry, but doesn't linger.

M: Doesn't really drop into the pockets as i would like for an APA, but it does just fine on the tongue.

D: I am never paying that much for this or just about any beer again...holy lord. i know its not the breweries fault, but it sure as hell isn't my fault.

BasementBer, May 21, 2011
Driftwood Ale from Driftwood Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.