New Growth Pale Ale
Driftwood Brewery

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Driftwood Brewery
British Columbia, Canada
American Pale Ale
Ranked #520
Ranked #15,870
3.91 | pDev: 7.42%
Aug 24, 2022
Nov 08, 2014
Very Good
New Growth Pale AleNew Growth Pale Ale
Notes: New Growth Pale Ale celebrates the return of locally crafted beer brewed with regionally harvested ingredients. Driftwood Brewery and Sartori Cedar Ranch have combined their savvy to craft a decidedly British Columbian pale ale. Sartori’s Centennial and Newport hops shine through in this refreshing session ale. Cheers!
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Rated: 3.43 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Aug 24, 2022
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Reviewed by Bob_on_the_Rock from Canada (BC)

3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This beer is NOT retired, it is one of their core beers and available in many places (wish more Pubs had it). A lower ABV version of Fat Tug so well worth trying.
Jan 08, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by KevinHildahl from Canada (BC)

Jul 16, 2018
Rated: 4 by BcCraft710 from Canada (BC)

Nov 06, 2017
Rated: 2.96 by ILOVEHAM from Canada (BC)

Sep 17, 2017
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Rated by B-radest from Canada (BC)

4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
One of my favorite beers from Driftwood Brewery
Jun 10, 2017
Rated: 3.85 by CWVegas from Nevada

Jun 03, 2017
Rated: 4.02 by anteater from Oregon

May 10, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by jkermitj from Mississippi

Apr 03, 2017
Rated: 3.82 by Simon212 from Canada (ON)

Oct 31, 2016
Rated: 3.64 by Seangrdn from Canada (BC)

Sep 18, 2016
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Reviewed by Hat_Fulla_Beer from Canada (AB)

3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
650ml bottle poured into Sam Adams pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with two fingers of loose fluffy off-white head that leaves monstrous tentacle and eyeball lace as it recedes.

Smells of mild rising bread, juicy orange and lemon, pine needles and bitter green hops.

Tastes of sappy pine, more doughy caramel malt, citrus rind and more resiny hops.

Feels perky and fizzy. Medium-light bodied with active carbonation. Finishes dry.

Verdict: Recommended. Intense and refreshing.
Jun 04, 2016
Rated: 4 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Apr 08, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by Jotora from Canada (ON)

Mar 25, 2016
Rated: 3.74 by AndrewC from Canada ()

Mar 15, 2016
Rated: 4.13 by cgwami from Canada (MB)

Mar 13, 2016
Rated: 4.14 by GlendonTT from Canada (AB)

Mar 07, 2016
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Reviewed by Tommo from Massachusetts

3.49/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This beer is popping with aroma of citrus and pine, but i did not enjoy it at all. The flavors do not meld well on the palate and overall i was very disappointed
Feb 21, 2016
Rated: 3.91 by Dryan86 from Canada (NL)

Feb 12, 2016
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Reviewed by Borbly from Canada ()

3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a hazy, light orange body with a bubbly white head about a finger high. The scent is very strong in citrus aroma, with a slight pineyness to it. The taste is immediately bitter in hops, with less fruitiness in all. It has an alright feel as well. I honestly think this nearly goes to the IPA zone, and maybe tries to hard to appeal to that group, but it is ok. Would buy if cheaper.
Feb 07, 2016
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Reviewed by leaddog from Canada (AB)

3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance - Pours a pale copper with two fingers of foamy white head.

Smell - citrus and hint of piney hops, bready caramel malts, and hint of grapefruit peel.

Taste - citrus hops predominately followed by the hint of piney hops. The bready caramel malts and hint of grapefruit peel follow and the brew finishes with a pleasant soapiness.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes dry with a pleasant lingering bitterness from the citrus hops.

Overall - A refreshing APA that uses the citrus hop bitterness and malt sweetness to its advantage. The hops dominate the brew. I could easily see this as a session brew.
Jan 31, 2016
Rated: 4 by sherpahigh from Canada (AB)

Dec 02, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by jrempel from Canada (BC)

Nov 30, 2015
Rated: 4 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Nov 16, 2015
Rated: 4 by 4ster from Canada (ON)

Oct 31, 2015
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Reviewed by papat444 from Canada (QC)

3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Great lacing, hints of floral hops in aroma. Some floral in flavor but very dry, bitter grapefruit with some tea-like flavors as well. A good pale ale overall.
Oct 15, 2015
Rated: 4.53 by Sathanas from Canada (AB)

Sep 07, 2015
Rated: 2.69 by iamstevetay from Canada (ON)

Sep 05, 2015
Rated: 3.92 by Drknight from Virginia

Jul 29, 2015
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Reviewed by headlessparrot from Canada (ON)

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 650ml bottle. Colour is an almost orange, cloudy. Topped with solid, fluffy head that reduces to gradually a finger but persists there. Fairly dark for a pale ale. Smell is, initially, classic session ale--light but with an assertive, perfumey hop presence (citrus, some grapefruit pith, herbal). But after a couple sniffs, you realize there's a lot more caramel malt backbone here than you get with, say, a Muskoka Detour or Red Racer ISA. Taste is well-balanced between malt and hops, leaning a bit toward a linger hop bitterness; solid body with moderate carbonation.

A really well-made, drinkable pale ale. Certainly more interesting than your average pale ale.
Jun 28, 2015
Rated: 4 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

Jun 23, 2015
Rated: 3.77 by largadeer from California

Jun 21, 2015
Rated: 3.54 by RStansel from Canada (MB)

Jun 11, 2015
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Reviewed by Bunman3 from Canada (AB)

4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Oh my. This is a wonderful APA. This is my second Driftwood brew and so far, it's living up the the hype. I'm very impressed with the fresh, spicy, substantial flavour in this beer. A variety of sensations hit your palate in an unpredictable but ultimately tasty way. To me, it oozes cedar, rainforest and salt - a true reflection of the place it comes from.
May 27, 2015
Rated: 3.87 by Howlader from Canada (AB)

May 23, 2015
Rated: 3.71 by maclean25 from Canada (BC)

May 14, 2015
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Reviewed by Mlkluther from Canada (AB)

4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
This is one of the best pale ales I've had. The hops come through with a bitter finish but there is also an herbal and earthy note underneath. Truly excellent. I buy this beer regularly and often along with Fat Tug.
Apr 27, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by IanSpindler from Canada (AB)

Apr 19, 2015
Rated: 4 by Tivlavrie from Canada (AB)

Apr 19, 2015
Rated: 3.44 by Slongie from Canada (AB)

Apr 17, 2015
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