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Drifter Pale Ale | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.75/5
Very Good
967 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
Ranking:
#22,020
Reviews:
411
Ratings:
967
pDev:
13.33%
Bros Score:
3.95
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
43
Trade:
0
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3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours with a small head which lingers with a quarter inch head throughout. orange-molasses color and clear.
smell is pine-y, some grapefruit.
taste is about the same. definitely leaning toward the hop side. widmer is such an 'available' brand here but i dont see what everyone else sees in the brand. it's decent, though....
mouthfeel= eh, decent, carbonation is medium.
overall, a decent brew. more hoppy than i prefer, but i can see its finer points. still trying to get into the hoppier brews and understand them. guess i'm just a 'traditionalist' (?) and subscribe to the maltier recipes i became accustomed to when i though germany was the world of beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense beige head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are pleasant light aromas of passionfruit in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell but is a bit stronger with subtle flavors of passionfruit and pale malts along with a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very drinkable pale ale that has interesting aromas and flavors imparted by the Nelson Sauvin hops. There is a good balance between the malt and hops because you can taste the hop flavors but these aren’t accompanied by a strong bitterness like an IPA.

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3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ya know, if this beer had blew me away, I would do the whole ASTMO thing and spend more time on it. But, it WAS a pleasant surprise. I love their spiced ipa, and was skeptical to try this PA (cause I often stick to IPA's), but it was good. Citrus-y.

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Drifter Pale Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 967 ratings
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