Drifter Pale Ale - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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Ratings: 927 | Reviews: 406 | Display Reviews Only:
3.4/5 rDev -9.3%
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...
06-23-2012 04:08:25 | More by troutmask96
3.55/5 rDev -5.3%
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.
06-15-2012 02:49:16 | More by dannydetox
4/5 rDev +6.7%
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.
06-10-2012 06:01:14 | More by ngeunit1
3.4/5 rDev -9.3%
Marked Feb 15 12
A: Dark red. Some retention, nice lace.
S: Sweet citrus hops. Not much else, but it's nice.
T: The hops are more subdued than on the nose, and there is very little bittering. Some sweet grapefruit does come through though. The sweet caramel malt is much more prominent than on the nose. Fairly uninteresting to me.
M: medium thin and fairly spritely.
O: An overly sweet and uninteresting pale ale.
06-06-2012 00:49:56 | More by greybeardloon
Drifter Pale Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 927 ratings.