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Drifter Pale Ale - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

919 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 919
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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3/5  rDev -20%

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

4.5/5  rDev +20%

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

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-28-2012 21:46:56 | More by jnoelani
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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
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Tracker83

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-26-2012 13:19:43 | More by Tracker83
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Hardcore

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-25-2012 00:36:57 | More by Hardcore
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mhaugo

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

06-24-2012 02:23:48 | More by mhaugo
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Delaware

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-23-2012 22:52:50 | More by Maseitz
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Washington

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-23-2012 04:41:24 | More by jmccraney
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troutmask96

Washington

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

Very mediocre, yet very sessionable pale ale here. Pours to medium amber with exceptional clarity. Nice fruity-herbal smell with minimal alcohol. Taste is clean and crisp - this would be an excellent, not-heavy amber for a hot summer evening. It's just another beer, but if the price is right, I'll pick it up again...

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 04:08:25 | More by troutmask96
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Texas

5/5  rDev +33.3%

06-21-2012 14:44:31 | More by MouthfulOfchris
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buffcityx

New York

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

06-19-2012 18:11:19 | More by buffcityx
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

06-19-2012 04:14:45 | More by NCbeerpirate
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

06-17-2012 19:38:27 | More by kennethkearns
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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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dannydetox

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 02:49:16 | More by dannydetox
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

06-11-2012 19:23:26 | More by Brewsed
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California

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

06-10-2012 19:07:20 | More by Fourbees
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ngeunit1

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 06:01:14 | More by ngeunit1
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New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-09-2012 05:07:25 | More by Qdaddy76
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-08-2012 22:54:55 | More by RandyBoBandy
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Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-08-2012 03:11:04 | More by Bobhoya
Drifter Pale Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 919 ratings.