Drifter Pale Ale - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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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: 30 | 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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3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

had a sale on sixers of drifter - $4.99! excellent at that price, but i'll put that aside for the moment. drifter pours an orange-ish copper color with a white head that leaves a little lacing clinging to the side of my pint glass. aroma is citrus, some pacific pine notes in there too from the summit and nelson hops. very quaffable, with a light body across the palate. pretty well balanced with the caramel malts and hops each making themselves known. finishes a touch on the sweeter side, but still has that west coast pale ale hop presence. a fine session beer that isn't a game-changer, yet will satisfy enthusiasts and novices alike.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear copper-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some light lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malt with some biscuit and some grapefruit and pine hops.

T - Starts off with some sweet caramel malts with some grapefruit hops and a touch of bitterness. Through the middle, some pine hop with some more bitterness comes through with some biscuit malts. The finish is a mix of sweet malts with some citrus hops and some light bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced and crisp pale ale. Good hop and malt balance.

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3.4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Marked Feb 15 12

A: Dark red. Some retention, nice lace.

S: Sweet citrus hops. Not much else, but it's nice.

T: The hops are more subdued than on the nose, and there is very little bittering. Some sweet grapefruit does come through though. The sweet caramel malt is much more prominent than on the nose. Fairly uninteresting to me.

M: medium thin and fairly spritely.

O: An overly sweet and uninteresting pale ale.

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

Fruity notes on the nose such as orange peel, apricot and various spices. Also, has a grassy aroma with a slight biscuity tone. Taste follows closely behind. Cracked pepper and a semi hoppy backbone. Tropical fruits remind you of the style. Close to a california Pale Ale, but not quite. Medium bodied with a good kick of carbonation.

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