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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

920 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 920
Reviews: 406
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 21
Gots: 23 | 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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trocketsauced

New York

3/5  rDev -20%

03-24-2013 20:45:41 | More by trocketsauced
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alleykatking

Indiana

3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 12oz bottle.

A- Pours a amber color into the glass. Half finger white head dies almost as soon as it appears. Some light streaking lacing on the dies of the glass.

S- This has some floral and light citrus hops in the aroma. The malts in this bring forth a light sweetness. Also there is some almost apple like qualities to this beer. Not what I was expecting.

T- Some light hops in the front of this (citrus kinda). The malts pretty much take up most of this beer with a bready overtone. A light bitterness in the back end of this...didn't seem to go together as well as I thought it could have.

M- Light medium mouthfeel. Carbonation was good for the style. Light hop flavor left on the palate to duke it out with bready malt. Aftertaste was very malt forward with a hint of bitterness. This beer didn't have either a crispness to it or a clean taste.

D- This was a alright pale. Nothing at all that I would really want to try again. It was good for one beer but left me hanging for something that has a little more flavor to it. I take that back...something with a little more balanced flavor to it.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2010 04:30:07 | More by alleykatking
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omegaman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20%

02-15-2012 22:50:54 | More by omegaman
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -20%

01-07-2013 06:13:30 | More by bigbeers84
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -20%

12-03-2011 20:57:29 | More by FreshmanPour77
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Brent

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Even allowing for the style, the hopping was sub-par and muted to the point that the malt competed for dominance in the flavor profile. Mild caramel malt with equally mild, slightly fruity hops. Finish was clean with slight astringency. While this would certainly make a more than acceptable lake or lawnmower beer, on the pale ale scale it ... well, .... pales.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2010 13:05:22 | More by Brent
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DrTrygga


3/5  rDev -20%

04-12-2012 18:42:32 | More by DrTrygga
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Bromine

Florida

3/5  rDev -20%

04-11-2013 10:45:51 | More by Bromine
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20%

12-24-2011 19:23:38 | More by JohnK17
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AleVana

Oregon

3/5  rDev -20%

12-23-2012 00:11:12 | More by AleVana
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RBorsato

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20%

10-22-2013 17:14:21 | More by RBorsato
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ckk527

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -20%

09-05-2012 00:19:28 | More by ckk527
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krome

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20%

07-29-2013 15:51:00 | More by krome
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -20%

01-21-2012 01:05:50 | More by doucmehu
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NorthernSoul

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20%

04-17-2013 22:33:56 | More by NorthernSoul
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candcholt

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20%

08-20-2013 10:29:27 | More by candcholt
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jgunther71

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20%

08-15-2013 14:59:00 | More by jgunther71
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20%

09-20-2013 00:05:04 | More by ejimhof
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jratt79

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20%

11-18-2012 01:06:32 | More by jratt79
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thecarster1

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a- one finger of head fades quick to a spotty layer of lace, orange amber coloring.

s- all malt here, some sweetness, maybe a touch of vanilla and a hint of hops.

t- malt heavy pale ale, some slight citric hops kick in on the back end.

m- medium body.

d- this is an average pale ale, nothing sticks out as being really great, i wouldn't seek this one out.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2010 19:53:07 | More by thecarster1
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TheTinDoor

Maryland

3/5  rDev -20%

08-12-2012 01:03:21 | More by TheTinDoor
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Jovian

Utah

3/5  rDev -20%

08-15-2012 04:22:29 | More by Jovian
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skyisland

Missouri

3/5  rDev -20%

10-10-2012 01:41:23 | More by skyisland
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Pfejeran

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20%

02-17-2012 00:49:45 | More by Pfejeran
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Alok


3/5  rDev -20%

11-23-2012 05:45:24 | More by Alok
Drifter Pale Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 920 ratings.