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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
85
very good

944 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 944
Reviews: 406
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
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

The beer pours a dark gold/amber color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a solid malt scent that boasts of pale, Carapils, and bisquit malts along with a piney hop aroma. The taste is decent. It has a very malty flavor that really focuses on the bisquit malts. It's smooth with a mild hop finish. The mouthfeel is decent as well. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good drinker. It's nice to see a different take on the APA.

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

Bottled on 01/04/10

Drifter Pale Ale pours a nice coppery amber, very clear with an off white head that falls quickly leaving moderate amounts of oily lacing.

The aroma is fresh very aromatic citrus and floral hops.

The flavor profile is very hop forward, full of grapefruit, orange and lemon, a bit of fruit sourness, not overly bitter and backed by a nice bready malt back bone.

Mouthfeel is light to medium, smooth and nicely carbonated.

Drifter is a nice smooth drinking beer, it may not become an everyday beer for me, it's a bit on the citrusy side, but I'm glad I bought and my wife and I will have no trouble whatsoever polishing off the six pack. Recomended

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Drifter Pale Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 944 ratings.