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Driftwood Pale Ale - Driftwood Brewery

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Driftwood Pale AleDriftwood Pale Ale

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very good

64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
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:
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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Ratings: 64 | Reviews: 28 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

rodrigueZflyingf0x, Jul 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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

jrempel, Jun 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

fizzyted, Feb 17, 2012
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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
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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

Mages64, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

kelvarnsen, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

EskimoDave, Nov 21, 2011
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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
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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
Driftwood Pale Ale from Driftwood Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.