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Drifter Pale Ale - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

936 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 936
Reviews: 406
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 22
Gots: 27 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

Grady, Jul 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Robeerto89, Jul 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20%

MyName, Jul 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

Tiermeister, Jul 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

jnoelani, Jun 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

trevorpost, Jun 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

throwerbri, Jun 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Tracker83, Jun 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Hardcore, Jun 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

mhaugo, Jun 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Maseitz, Jun 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

jmccraney, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of troutmask96
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...

troutmask96, Jun 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +33.3%

MouthfulOfchris, Jun 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

buffcityx, Jun 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

NCbeerpirate, Jun 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

kennethkearns, Jun 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Kunstman, Jun 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

deadhero, Jun 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

LandWorld, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of dannydetox
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.

dannydetox, Jun 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Brewsed, Jun 11, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

Fourbees, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of ngeunit1
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.

ngeunit1, Jun 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Qdaddy76, Jun 09, 2012
Drifter Pale Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 936 ratings.