Drifter Pale Ale - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Drifter Pale AleDrifter Pale Ale

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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: 30 | 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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Photo of bigash
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a clear, golden amber with a 2 finger head. Good retention.

Smell - Smells mildly of citrus hops, and of mildy sweet caramel malt.

Taste - Follows the nose. Light citrus hops and sweet, light caramel malt notes. Very mellow. Not much in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Decent carbonation. Very, very smooth.

Overall - A very approachable, very drinkable pale ale. What it lacks in bold or complex flavors, it makes for in a smooth, velvety texture and great balance. Session friendly. One of the better Widmer beers I've had.

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of MumboJumbo
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of Falcone
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of ShamboWattsone
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Davekim_md
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of SweJon
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of DZales1000
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of alexrich82
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of TheBossMan24
4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of jtomaka65
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Jsmitty1967
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of Aewachiw
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of sweisel80
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Topher78
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Five different malts and four different hop varieties give this beer its unique flavor. The beer pours a amber color with about 1 fingers worth of an off white head that leaves nice lacing. Aromas of fresh picked oranges, lemons and tangerines shine through. The taste is equally delicious with a well blended malt to hop ratio with very little bitterness. Nice light mouth feel.

Photo of hogrider
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of williahd
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of KTCamm
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours brilliant bright amber with very little initial or resulting foam. Sharp malt smell, lighter grassiness, some citrus. Bready taste, very mild hop keeps some sweetness in check. Touch of caramel. Mild carbonation keeps the smooth feeling. Subtle pale, good beer.

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a fairly vibrant orange hue. Nice head. Mostly clear. All in all a nice looking brew. Clean.

S-Smells quite full of juicy citrus-rind hops. I was pleasantly surprised. Nice malt skeleton too. An aromatic brew that has an enticing nose.

T-Tastes really nice as well. Akin to the nose. Plenty of fruity and juicy hops but the malt reminds you it is an APA. I imbibed this glass quite quickly and was a damn good time.

M-Pretty light with a bunch of carbonation. Could drink several pints of this because of the body.

O/D-Pleasantly surprised as I asked for a glass without being able to see the name of the beer. Just knew I hadn't tried it and was happy with the results. A pretty legitimate APA. Would have it again.

Photo of RedBiddy
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A great thirst-slacker for summer time fun. For that reason I will use that vernacular. The color was sunny, and head followed the tide of beer as it ran up the side of my glass. OK lacing. The smell is what first caught my attention. It slapped my nose with demanding floral scents as soon as the seal was broken. The taste was mediocre but not exceptional. My mouth enjoyed the refreshing sensation but seemed thin on flavor. Overall way better than your average pale ale.

Photo of mugsy62388
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of kchannel9
3.75/5  rDev 0%

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