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Drifter Pale Ale - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

918 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 918
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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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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IDABEERGUY

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-28-2013 19:57:51 | More by IDABEERGUY
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California

2/5  rDev -46.7%

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

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-25-2013 16:19:44 | More by petermethot
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DSkilling

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-25-2013 07:50:33 | More by DSkilling
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-23-2013 20:19:59 | More by jaxon53
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Danno48

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-23-2013 04:24:49 | More by Danno48
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mweinrich

South Carolina

3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Has a really nice aftertaste, and "after-fragrance", but not all jasmine-tea flowery (the way regular Bud is). Doesn't have much head, but I don't suppose it's meant to--and I HATE excessive, "show-off-y" head anyway! Wouldn't hurt if the hops were slightly more bitter, but I don't mean that as a criticism; the ale's compatible with its own type.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 17:15:54 | More by mweinrich
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mtnbik8888

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-22-2013 01:17:06 | More by mtnbik8888
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

06-20-2013 23:48:32 | More by mrfrancis
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cgarcer

Georgia

3/5  rDev -20%

06-20-2013 02:47:11 | More by cgarcer
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eagle55

Florida

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-19-2013 22:44:42 | More by eagle55
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h4ger

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-16-2013 03:10:49 | More by h4ger
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-13-2013 18:17:51 | More by JMUbrewz
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ChalupaBatman

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +20%

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TastyAdventure

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-02-2013 03:08:06 | More by TastyAdventure
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Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

05-31-2013 05:53:45 | More by zestd
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craftbeerasian

Florida

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another from my score out of the cooler at the Knickerbocker Hotel in Altoona! I do not know whether to invoke Clint Eastwood in "High Plains Drifter" or BMCS (SW) Gerard Wargo, my first LCPO in the USN, who routinely used to tell me, "Son, you have a high drift factor." I will go with the latter as the label has a nautical theme and drift or drift factor applies to a ship at anchor. A high drift or drift factor is not good and usually results in weighing anchor, getting underway to shift position and then resetting the anchor. Wargo was definitely NOT paying me a compliment!

From the bottle: "Brewers of Quality Beers".

I got a finger of tawny head from my pour, but it quickly dissipated. Color was a deep copper with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled minty with a caramel/biscuit undertone, much like a Girl Scout Thin Mint. Mouthfeel was medium and the mintiness of the hops was immediately discernible on the tongue. It again begs the question of where does an APA leave off and an AIPA begin. As a self-avowed hophead, I have no problem with this sort of thing, but it surely was hoppy. Finish allowed the caramel/biscuit malts to get a chance to balance things out and they did so, nicely. A pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 22:39:23 | More by woodychandler
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

05-26-2013 20:21:16 | More by mikeincharleston
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-22-2013 15:38:36 | More by InspectorBob
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California

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

05-21-2013 15:22:22 | More by DarthBeer
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-21-2013 02:13:39 | More by johntfox
Drifter Pale Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 918 ratings.