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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
84
good

948 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 948
Reviews: 406
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.64%
Wants: 22
Gots: 32 | 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:
Beer added by: madtappers on 12-23-2008

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
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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Amber with an etched white surface and excellent clarity. No lace. Smells herbal with a slight resin character and a bit of canned spinach alongside the crystal malt which is sweet but not overplayed. Slightly bitter with a good moderated malt through the center and a fine overall pale character. Nice and limited body with slightly low carb and an off dry finish. Nice beer.

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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...

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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.

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Drifter Pale Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 948 ratings.