Drifter Pale Ale | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
965 Ratings
Drifter Pale AleDrifter Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
widmer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

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

Added by madtappers on 12-23-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
965
Reviews:
410
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
13.23%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
41
For Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This cost me $1.49 for a 12oz bottle at Total Wine.

I gave it a good pour into a pint glass. It was a hazy burnt orange with a honey colored 1/2 inch head.

The fragrance was of honey, some hops, tangerine and floral notes. Very nice.

When drinking, the hops hit first though not overwhelming or particularly biting or bitter followed by the floral notes. There was a good deal of carbonation.

The color and nose implied a fuller bodied beer than what was delivered. Not that it was a defect, I just expected something bigger after looking at it and smelling it. It turned out to be medium-light bodied and very drinkable at under 6%ABV.

At a buck 49 this one is a no brainer - stock up.

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

The beer pours a dark gold/amber color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a solid malt scent that boasts of pale, Carapils, and bisquit malts along with a piney hop aroma. The taste is decent. It has a very malty flavor that really focuses on the bisquit malts. It's smooth with a mild hop finish. The mouthfeel is decent as well. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good drinker. It's nice to see a different take on the APA.

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Drifter Pale Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 965 ratings.
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