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Drifter Pale Ale - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

914 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 914
Reviews: 406
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 21
Gots: 21 | 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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Doyle

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-05-2012 03:35:16 | More by Doyle
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jjboesen

Maryland

3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a crisp, refreshing quaff that hits the right buttons: there is the semi-translucent copper body topped by a thin head, one which results in moderate lacing; there is the mild nose of grass; these are supported by a light floral taste with a subtle touch of tangerine in the mix. There is the pleasing, but light, fade that replenishes a dry palate on a hot day.

If you think about downing a sixer in an afternoon, this could be the beer with which to do it.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 22:04:35 | More by jjboesen
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WDJersey

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

07-27-2012 00:57:45 | More by WDJersey
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zonker17

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-27-2012 00:34:20 | More by zonker17
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mrfreakybig

New York

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

I had this on draft, poured into a big old plastic cup.

I'm sure it could be because it was a gorgeous summer day, but from the second I sat down behind this beer, I was happy. It tasted like a straight, down-the-middle pale ale should. Malty, the right amount of hops, some foam. The color was bubbly amber. I enjoyed this beer deeply, and could easily have spent the day happily drinking them. No tricks or surprises here, just a hands-down easy-going happy-drinking pale ale. I can't wait to have another.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2012 17:08:58 | More by mrfreakybig
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gregu2

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-23-2012 23:39:50 | More by gregu2
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kobeer

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

07-22-2012 19:02:24 | More by kobeer
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JohnLynch


3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-22-2012 02:38:16 | More by JohnLynch
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-21-2012 00:27:15 | More by kjkinsey
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SFC21

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-21-2012 00:22:06 | More by SFC21
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jocain916

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +20%

07-17-2012 05:16:43 | More by jocain916
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mrskunk

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-15-2012 20:42:36 | More by mrskunk
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Tubasaurus


4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

07-15-2012 04:59:49 | More by Tubasaurus
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bpowers315

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-14-2012 02:26:35 | More by bpowers315
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-14-2012 02:14:50 | More by jrohrbacher
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dmilewsk

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-13-2012 13:08:06 | More by dmilewsk
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bobotron

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

07-12-2012 16:15:04 | More by bobotron
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harrymel

Washington

3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottled 17MAY12

Amber with an etched white surface and excellent clarity. No lace. Smells herbal with a slight resin character and a bit of canned spinach alongside the crystal malt which is sweet but not overplayed. Slightly bitter with a good moderated malt through the center and a fine overall pale character. Nice and limited body with slightly low carb and an off dry finish. Nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 05:49:54 | More by harrymel
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Grady

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

07-10-2012 05:06:37 | More by Grady
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Robeerto89

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-07-2012 17:37:38 | More by Robeerto89
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MyName


3/5  rDev -20%

07-07-2012 04:52:23 | More by MyName
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Tiermeister

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +20%

07-03-2012 01:06:51 | More by Tiermeister
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jnoelani

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-28-2012 21:46:56 | More by jnoelani
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-27-2012 22:53:15 | More by trevorpost
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throwerbri

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-27-2012 02:14:24 | More by throwerbri
Drifter Pale Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 914 ratings.