Driftwood Ale | Montauk Brewing Company

Driftwood AleDriftwood Ale
BA SCORE
50.5%
Liked This Beer
3.66 w/ 109 ratings
Driftwood AleDriftwood Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Montauk Brewing Company
New York, United States
montaukbrewingco.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our flagship ale is brewed with American hops that even out of it's malty base. This well-balanced English Style Pale Ale is enjoyable all year round.

Added by plaid75 on 07-25-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,989
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
109
Liked:
55
Avg:
3.66/5
pDev:
12.02%
Alströms:
3.88
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
43
Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of untitledeuphoria
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of CrimeDog
3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ryften
4.53/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Act25
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A favorite style. Tho I'd place this at APA rather than EPA. Very different from my favorite beer (DALES), but equally original in an APA format.

A- On draft pours (at the National) a deep copper- amber body. The head offers a thick, rocky, and creamy one finger cap that retains and laces in a way that foretells the creamy solid feel the beer delivers.

S- English styled but fresher with malt bill of toast, toffee, crystal malt, and crackers with the English yeast offering pear and apple core and orchard. The bright, light hops finish the profile.

T- Follows the smell. Light and fresh yeasty malt bill with brighter, bigger hop. Pear, apple, yeasty, outdoor roundness.

MF- Crisp medium body with a creamy, frothy, body that finishes dry and smooth. "I'll have another" Enough body to drink slowly, but inviting a second. A real beer.

I dont mind giving this beer a higher mark that others. I want 12 or a case in fridge. Try 24.

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Photo of cbutova
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Can to a pint glass with a deep copper almost amber body. The head peaks at about a finger high with a thick and creamy consistency and good retention. Lacing is comprised of tall sheets that form after each sip.

S- Those amber malts aren't just for the appearance as the grains give a wide range of flavors with toast, toffee, crystal malt, bready, biscuit and freshly mashed barley notes. Hints of the English yeast with some esters like pear and even a hint of raisin coming out. The American hops are somewhat secondary to the malts with a generic hop aroma.

T- Balanced out with the hops coming out a bit more compared to the smell. Malts forward and then the hops and yeast are just about tied in strength. Again a well rounded amber toasty malt profile with cereal, bread, biscuit, cracker, toffee, butterscotch and a light sweetness; fleeting cocoa hint too. Balancing that out are hints of pear, apple, yeast dough along with floral, slight citrus (Cascade?) and herbal hops.

MF- Crisp medium body with a frothy and somewhat fizzy texture. The consistency holds up and it is not thin or watery. Very high level of carbonation with a bittersweet, toasty finish. Silky smooth.

I like the malts here. They are both the star of the show and they get a good range of flavors from those grains keeping the beer bold and balanced. A hint of American hops comes in especially on the palate and makes for a good overall brew.

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3.04/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of SkiBum22
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rfgetz
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sanitarium16
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of John_Squires
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of elxpress
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a dirty pint glass. Amber color, slightly cloudy. Thin head, and watery, wilting lace. Crisp, refreshing raisin-berry balanced with bitter pine notes. Not too much, not too little. Just right. Medium carbonation and viscosity (perfect in my opinion). Well-balanced bitter and sweet flavors on the tongue, with an excellent bitter (but not dry or overbearing) finish. Thoroughly flavorful, yet drinkable, and ultimately enjoyable experience. This beer isn’t extravagant nor does it pretend to be. It’s the perfect go-to when you want a damn good beer but aren’t in the mood for "extreme" or "exciting." It reminds me of a slightly sweeter Boston Lager with less of the off-putting bitterness. Certainly a pleasant surprise as I grabbed this on a whim at my local bodega. I will be purchasing this regularly.

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Photo of Jeromedepot
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gregf51
3.42/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nobledust
3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Meyers1023
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured a copper color with a good amount of bubbly head. The nose is all malt and biscuits. The flavor is mostly biscuits but you get a good bitter finish from the hops. Very good English style pale ale.

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Photo of msondel
4.16/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Campodog
4.29/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RXUYDC
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kbrown
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of taospowder
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of moodenba
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

8/5/2016. 6% alcohol. Can brewed in Westminister, Ma, at 50F poured into a newcastle british half pint.

Medium density head. Beery aroma. Deep amber color. This beer's flavor is just what I'm looking for. Roasted malt and hop character are well balanced and finely integrated.

Thirst quenching and satisfying.

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Driftwood Ale from Montauk Brewing Company
Beer rating: 50.5% out of 100 with 109 ratings
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