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Drifter Pale Ale - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

919 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 919
Reviews: 406
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 21
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
availability: year-round
bitterness: 32 IBU
alcohol by volume: 5.7%
original gravity: 14.0° PLATO

malts:
Pale, Caramel 20L, Caravienne 20L, Caramel 80L, Carapils

hops:
Bittering: Alchemy
Aroma: Summit, Nelson Sauvin
Dry Hopped: Summit, Nelson Sauvin

(Beer added by: madtappers on 12-23-2008)
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krausenman

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Drifter Pale Ale pours a copper color and shows some white lacing around the glass as the foam cap subsides.

S-Initailly, the aroma was tropical-like fruits, such as mango or passion fruit, with some pine tree and floral aroma but as the beer warmed the tropical scent changed more to a citrusy orange and grapefruit aroma. While it wasn't intense it was persistant enough that it continued the whole time it took me to drink the beer.

T-You can taste some caramel/malty sweetness at first that is backed by the hop bitterness. The hopping could be higher to balance the caramel/malty sweetness but the beer doesn't suffer without it. The bitterness is clean and and finishes after you swallow the beer not leaving an astringent taste in the mouth. The one odd note I tasted was a subtle "chalky" taste. While it didn't detract from the quality of the beer I was suprised by it not being filtered out.

M-The beer is carbonated to a medium level and has a light to light-medium mouthfeel.

O-Drifter Pale Ale is overall a drinkable pale ale with an impressive aroma. The lighter body and carbonation makes one able to have more than one pint in a session. The beer could handle more hop bittering to secure it's place being called an "American Pale Ale" but with this being said it was definately enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2011 13:48:59 | More by krausenman
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Drifter Pale Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 919 ratings.