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Drifter Pale Ale - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

927 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 927
Reviews: 406
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 22
Gots: 26 | 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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snocntry

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

05-30-2012 18:16:42 | More by snocntry
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Lob

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

05-27-2012 14:26:02 | More by Lob
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intensify

Colorado

3.55/5  rDev -5.3%

Fruity notes on the nose such as orange peel, apricot and various spices. Also, has a grassy aroma with a slight biscuity tone. Taste follows closely behind. Cracked pepper and a semi hoppy backbone. Tropical fruits remind you of the style. Close to a california Pale Ale, but not quite. Medium bodied with a good kick of carbonation.

05-27-2012 07:06:02 | More by intensify
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aflies

Arizona

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-27-2012 05:13:27 | More by aflies
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khargro2

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

05-26-2012 03:52:04 | More by khargro2
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-25-2012 19:21:58 | More by standardcherry
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Hopmodium

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-25-2012 00:30:52 | More by Hopmodium
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CalbeDacks

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-24-2012 22:53:47 | More by CalbeDacks
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swh1972

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

05-24-2012 22:51:00 | More by swh1972
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tenacioustomato

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-24-2012 14:30:57 | More by tenacioustomato
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DustinPurvis

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-24-2012 03:28:52 | More by DustinPurvis
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

On tap at Newick's in South Portland, ME:

In a pint glass:

A: clear, golden amber colored boy with a one finger white head that left spotty yet foamy lacing, some rings were left in the wak. No carbonation was seen rising.

S: some citrus, hops and mild malts.

T: basically the same.

M: medium with a decent amount of carbonation felt but came across slightly smooth

O: this was a good beer. There was nothing that made it stand out, but it was still very good and would make me want to have this any time or any place.

05-22-2012 17:57:02 | More by BeerKangaroo
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pebbs

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

05-21-2012 20:48:26 | More by pebbs
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cletetron

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

05-20-2012 20:49:08 | More by cletetron
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-20-2012 02:25:39 | More by AndrewMichael
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-13-2012 06:45:44 | More by PatGreer
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

12oz bottle, pours copper in color with a thin beige head that leaves no lacing on the glass. Aromas are fruity and sweet with floral hops and caramel malt. Tastes are similar to aromas - fruity, overly sweet caramel maltiness, still floral and refreshing. Thin body and low carbonation, but smooth. Overall, nice meld of flavors, but could have used a bit more bitterness to balance out the sweetness. Still pretty good though, altough I wouldn't seek it out again.

05-11-2012 21:16:09 | More by barnzy78
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sandflier


2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

05-07-2012 19:30:08 | More by sandflier
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Jamstone714

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

05-07-2012 00:46:17 | More by Jamstone714
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.15/5  rDev -16%

On tap 2 Miller's Alehouse-Destin, FL.

Poured nice near clear sunny color with a finger of off-white head.

The aroma was faint with some earthy hop tones and a crisp malt profile.

I'm not sure the temperature was right for this...it was cold. Felt colder than the ice water I was drinking. Bit of maltiness, with a crisp earthy hop profile, though again, like with the aroma, it was mild.

Light to upper light in body

It was decent. I will definitely still grab some bottles if I ever find some.

05-06-2012 21:40:38 | More by EgadBananas
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N3rdM3t4l

Oregon

3.43/5  rDev -8.5%

12oz longneck into standard pint served at fridge temp (~45 F) no freshness date.

A: Kind of cloudy golden color with a slight reddish tint. Doesn't seem that pale to me, could be the caramel malt. No head but a decent looking ring and spotty very sparse cap. Looks pretty average.

S: Citrusy hops on the nose and a touch of malt. The malt is very light and the hops drowns out any sweetness that might come through because of the caramel malt. I like citrusy hops smell.

T: Sweeter than expected from the nose with just enough hop bite to balance but no lingering hop bitterness. The slightly sweet malt hits and then a wave of slightly earthy and lemony hops sweeps away the sweetness and it finishes with a twang of bitter that fades very quick. Slightly drying.

M: Medium bodied on the lighter side but that could be due to the temp of the beer. No surprises in this ones mouthfeel.

O: Not remarkable but not at all bad. Balanced drinkable pale ale. Can't say I wouldn't drink it again but would most likely shoot for something a little more impressive when I am buying.

05-06-2012 06:21:18 | More by N3rdM3t4l
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dmadsen

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev +0.8%

Pale ale color that I expect. Strong head with good lacing that stays with the glass. The smell is pleasant, with citrus notes. The taste is good, but not impressive. Flavor I expect from a Pale Ale. Appropriate balance and bitterness. Good floral notes that match the smell. The mouthfeel is clean, lightly carbonated. Strong overall beer. If I found it on tap on a pale ale kind of night, and there was no Summit EPA available, I'd order it.

05-05-2012 04:12:21 | More by dmadsen
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DocJitsu

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

Pours a clear copper-amber with nearly no head at all. Very little lacing around the edges of the glass. The bouquet is characterized by sweet lemon, almost Pledge-like. There's a mild sting in the nasal passages that has a piggybacking aroma that is difficult to distinguish. A very nice, pleasing, balanced mouthfeel. Beef jerky and buttermilk flavors compete with a little tart citrus. Not a magnificent beer, but certainly a better effort than their lifeless hefeweizen.

05-05-2012 02:39:02 | More by DocJitsu
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-01-2012 01:22:54 | More by dmorgan310
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

12 ounce with Feb 01 12 date on the bottle.
A - caramel tinted amber with a finger of lacy head.
S - lightly malty with a difinite caramel character and a touch of hops.
T - caramel sweetness with a subtle citrus hops aftertaste.
M - medium bodied with carbonation towards the lighter side.
D - easy drinking sweetness.
Not stellar but an easy going darker pale ale.

04-29-2012 19:02:14 | More by Beer4Baltimore
Drifter Pale Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 927 ratings.