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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CapFlu (4501) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2009
Earlier Rating: 11/17/2008 Total Score: 4
(Draught) Sampled at The Bard and Banker. Pours a thin, white foamy head with an orange body. Very fresh, mix of German hops and pacific northwest. Really blends well. Not too heavy with malt, a nice crisp beer. Very satisfied. 8/4/8/4/17

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1197) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
Pours a lightly hazy golden orange with a huge fluffy white head and tons of lace. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, sweet pale malts and fruity hop esters. Taste is grapefruit, resin, pine, caramel and sweet pale malts. Great balance between hops and malts make this beer very nice to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7797) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2010
My Bottom Line:
This galant Golden Ale balances refreshing citrusy hops and slender pale malts in a wash of big bubbles and wooden, green hop bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A lofty head of foam decorates the misty amber-hued golden.
-The pale malt flavors are simply beautifully extracted and present from aroma to finish.
-That green wood note from the bittering hops last well after the initial sip is gone.
-This is a great summer brew, or year-round quencher for that matter. Since this is their flagship brew, I can’t wait to try the rest of the lineup!

Bottle. Thx Stephen!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (962) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 22, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy golden-amber with a large sticky dull white head that slowly settles leaving a lot of lace up the glass. Aroma is big citrus, tropical fruits, resin, and caramel maltiness. Flavour is pine, resin, grapefruit, medium bitterness, and moderate sweet malts to balance the delicious hops. Maybe a bit hoppy for a pale ale but the bitterness doesn’t really linger and hell I’m loving it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PWheatley (119) - , Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2010
on draft at the bard and banker. Pours amber with a thin head nice lacing. subtle hop aroma and slight bitter taste. Easy session ale, highly recommended.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (3909) - 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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2008
Rich, sweet malts blend nicely with spicy, grassy, pine-like citrus hops in the nose. Clear, deep golden coloured body is topped by an enthusiastic white head that recedes slowly and laces well. Light cereal malt character with spicy hop flavours and medium bitterness. Somewhat sweet and floral in the finish. Medium light body with crisp carbonation. Somewhat slick in texture. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle. Brewery Creek. Dec-08.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2202) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 28, 2012
Copper in colour with white head, not much retention, but decent lacing. Lively spicy aroma. The flavour with much like an APA or IPA, so I was surprised this was categorized as a Golden Ale. Much more flavourful than your typical golden ale/blond ale. Nice beer.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Druid (85) - Wamuran, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2013
Lots of lovely hop aromas followed by a nice medium bitter finish. The malt is restrained and let’s the hops shine. A really good beer


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