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Drifter Pale Ale - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

944 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 944
Reviews: 406
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 22
Gots: 29 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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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.

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Drifter Pale Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 944 ratings.