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Drifter Pale Ale - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Drifter Pale AleDrifter Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

946 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 946
Reviews: 406
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.64%
Wants: 22
Gots: 32 | 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:
Beer added by: madtappers on 12-23-2008

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
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This cost me $1.49 for a 12oz bottle at Total Wine.

I gave it a good pour into a pint glass. It was a hazy burnt orange with a honey colored 1/2 inch head.

The fragrance was of honey, some hops, tangerine and floral notes. Very nice.

When drinking, the hops hit first though not overwhelming or particularly biting or bitter followed by the floral notes. There was a good deal of carbonation.

The color and nose implied a fuller bodied beer than what was delivered. Not that it was a defect, I just expected something bigger after looking at it and smelling it. It turned out to be medium-light bodied and very drinkable at under 6%ABV.

At a buck 49 this one is a no brainer - stock up.

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Drifter Pale Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 946 ratings.