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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
84
good

946 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 946
Reviews: 406
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.64%
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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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ya know, if this beer had blew me away, I would do the whole ASTMO thing and spend more time on it. But, it WAS a pleasant surprise. I love their spiced ipa, and was skeptical to try this PA (cause I often stick to IPA's), but it was good. Citrus-y.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +27%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of jjboesen
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +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.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.3/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

Drifter Pale Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 946 ratings.