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Brewed by Driftwood Brewery (Canada)
Style: American Pale Ale
Victoria, Canada

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A perfect marriage of Northwest and German hops balanced with cotton candy malt notes and a hint of fruit courtesy of our own special yeast.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (1949) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 21, 2013
Bottled sample. Pale brass in colour with fairly strong carbonation. Aromas are of mild sweet citrus, bramble, and clean pale malt. Flavors are of white grapefruit, black pepper, minerals, and a bit of malt. Medium bodied, with a surprising amount of bitterness and hop-burn on the back end. Dryer and less caramel-y than your typical old school APA, but lots of familiar flavors here too. Solid.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3673) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Pours clear amber with great lacing and good initial head. Light hops aroma with a little barnyard hops and atom. Pretty well balanced aroma. Good session ale. Finishes a little bitter but not a huge palate. On tap at the Beagle in Victoria.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vadie (633) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2013
Ambrée pale avec une petite mousse qui reste pas mal longtemps pour le style. L’arôme de malt et houblon avec un peu d’agrumes. Le goût est de malt très légèrement sucrée avec une grande presence d’houblon.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thb (673) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2012
Orangey-golden with some head. Aroma is hop-forward, with citrus leading the way. Malt aromas and sweetness are secondary matters. Taste is bitterness with almost a tartness to it. Refreshing, but not quite sessionable.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (3054) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle - Light citrus and grass, pleasantly sweet. Clear light orange, light foamy white head. Nice hoppy and lightly bitter ale. Sessionable and very flavourful.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LarryBeast (491) - - SEP 3, 2012
650ml bottle. Amber/orange with lasting foamy white head and lacing. Aroma of West Coast hops - citrusy and green. Initial hop kick turns soft and floral as you drink; caramel malts balance out the flavour which becomes lightly bitter-sweet. This is hop-forward but not too aggressive. Medium-bodied, average carbonation, easy to drink. Long, bitter finish. Subtle, nothing fancy, just effective.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4100) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 10, 2012
650ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a finger and a half of white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is grassy and citrusy with some light caramel. Taste is citrus and grassy hop bitterness with some underlying caramel malt sweetness. Light to medium bodied with some nice carbonation. A refreshing and easy to drink American style pale ale that is quite a palate pleaser.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5259) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle shared with the Vuong siblings while in Vancouver. Pours a bright orange golden body with light haze and white lacing. Aroma is very restrained citrus. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of light pale hops and muted citrus tones. Solid American pale ale, but more of a hop prescience would make this dad dominate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeZasada (285) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2012
Bomber bottle. Pours a haze light amber with a thin, creamy head. Aroma of grass. Taste: a grassy hoppiness, moderately bitter, light malt undertones. Finishes with a citrus like bitterness. Not bad...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WheatKing (1279) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2012
Nice amber with lasting head. For my tastes this has too little carbonation for the style. Inoffensive but boring. It’s got that citrusy hop flavour but we’re talking really sour, a bit odd.


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