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Drifter Pale Ale - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

929 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 929
Reviews: 406
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 22
Gots: 26 | 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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bmcduff2

Georgia

1/5  rDev -73.3%

01-24-2012 07:45:39 | More by bmcduff2
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Immolation

Arizona

1.1/5  rDev -70.7%

Wow, This is a Horrible Beer.It tastes like it was Fermented in Dirty Socks,with Body Order added for Flavor.The Date on the side says Feb 10 09.I don't know if thats the "Born on Date" or "Expiration Date".? Widmer Dropped the ball on this one.I liked everything else they produced.

03-22-2009 09:46:29 | More by Immolation
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -60%

03-16-2014 15:14:40 | More by Fettpopps
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soonerlight

Oklahoma

1.5/5  rDev -60%

01-10-2012 03:03:52 | More by soonerlight
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sendbeer

Georgia

1.75/5  rDev -53.3%

01-06-2013 06:02:35 | More by sendbeer
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ttam281

Texas

1.78/5  rDev -52.5%

I had high hopes for this beer as I love Broken Halo and their hefe. But this on just didn't work out for me. The amount of bitterness is perfect for an american pale ale but the type of hops they used disagrees with my palate 100%. Their website said they used summit, nelson sauvin, and alchemy hops in this beer. I'm assuming its the summit or the Nelson Sauvin hops because I like their IPA and it has alchemy hops in it. Would be a great beer if they used something like cascade instead. But then I guess it'd probably just taste like Sierra Nevada.

06-11-2009 18:26:58 | More by ttam281
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pperez38

California

2/5  rDev -46.7%

01-31-2012 10:33:11 | More by pperez38
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beerbtl

California

2/5  rDev -46.7%

06-28-2013 00:46:43 | More by beerbtl
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djaeon

California

2/5  rDev -46.7%

01-22-2012 23:55:07 | More by djaeon
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Stalgondo

Georgia

2/5  rDev -46.7%

03-04-2012 16:29:36 | More by Stalgondo
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TubbyDullard

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -46.7%

02-06-2012 01:33:47 | More by TubbyDullard
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jenray

Texas

2/5  rDev -46.7%

12-12-2011 04:07:36 | More by jenray
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SavvyStudent

Texas

2/5  rDev -46.7%

11-03-2012 22:39:05 | More by SavvyStudent
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TheDarkestYouveGot

California

2.25/5  rDev -40%

06-05-2012 05:08:11 | More by TheDarkestYouveGot
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Amp

Oklahoma

2.25/5  rDev -40%

02-25-2012 01:40:03 | More by Amp
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gameface23

Massachusetts

2.35/5  rDev -37.3%

A: Hazy amber with a silky, creamy off-white head.

S: Slight citrus hops and a heft dosage of caramel malts.

T: The taste starts off with a tongue coating of thick and rich caramel, which becomes ever-so-slightly cut with citrus bitterness, but not to an extent that prevents the beer from being cloying. I really didn't enjoy this. Looking up the malts on Widmer's website, it says, "PALE, CARAMEL 20L, CARAVIENNE 20L, CARAMEL 80L, CARAPILS." The fact that they use three caramel malts doesn't surprise me.

M: Medium bodied

D: I finished it, but moved on to other selections after the first one. Maybe this would be a good beer to have in the fall or winter, but on a hot summer day, I needed something with more bitterness or less caramel.

07-09-2010 12:49:20 | More by gameface23
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jujubeast6000

Texas

2.35/5  rDev -37.3%

Reviewed 04/03/2009 (Bottle dated Jan2109):

Pours a clear brownish red color body with a small off-white head, quickly diminishing. Aroma is dry grapefruit. Some bitterness too. But pretty weak overall. Somewhat watery dry taste. Some malty nuttiness. Some hoppy bitterness. Weak bland taste.

04-04-2009 20:17:30 | More by jujubeast6000
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B-Rad


2.45/5  rDev -34.7%

I'm not a fan of this ale. I kept getting this tasted of body odor while drinking it. It looked nice in the glass- a pretty amber color with carbon bubbles rising. Interestingly it didn't smell of body odor; it has a sweet hoppy aroma. The mouthfeel was kind of thin. I just cannot get over the body odor flavor to it. I poured it into a glass to let it breathe thinking that the BO like flavor was from bottle skunk but the flavor didn't change much. I would not recommed this ale to anyone.

09-14-2012 20:55:18 | More by B-Rad
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Tiernan

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

10-17-2012 05:03:24 | More by Tiernan
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Pretzels

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

06-06-2012 18:21:33 | More by Pretzels
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sparx1100

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

01-20-2012 03:59:52 | More by sparx1100
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rsant

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

02-02-2012 19:31:34 | More by rsant
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codynevels

California

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

11-18-2011 07:02:41 | More by codynevels
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MumboJumbo

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

04-04-2012 19:57:23 | More by MumboJumbo
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trytoketchup

Arizona

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

12-06-2013 23:34:43 | More by trytoketchup
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Drifter Pale Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 929 ratings.