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RATINGS: 611   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
With its unique citrus character, smooth drinkability, and distinctive hop character, Drifter Pale Ale is truly an original. Brewed with generous amounts of Summit hops, a variety known for their intense citrus flavors and aromas, Drifter has a taste unique to the Pale Ale category. True to style, the bittering hops are perceptible enough to give the beer a crisp, clean, quenching finish, yet also soft enough to keep the beer smooth and balanced. 2006 GABF Silver Medal Winner

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Imaena (2231) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - DEC 5, 2013
Bottle. this is a pretty straightforward APA without much character or nuance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Decent pale ale, bottle from bevmo, light hops and flavor, pretty decent overall

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DMLINAZ (332) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2013
My first favorite pale ale. I find this crisp and refreshing. It has a nice hop bite, some bitter citrus, but a healthy malt backbone. My favorites for pale ales now are Daleís Pale Ale and San Tanís Devilís Ale, but this one still holds a place for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
geologyguy (1354) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2013 expired (bi-lo)....good slightly fruity flavor..tad bitter on the finish but not too bad... good medium flavor that isnít overpowering...slightly malty... good all around beer...second one is a bit watery (had after liquor though and I donít think this one is expired) x2

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2013
January 2010. From bottle. Amber color with a white head. Citrus, malt and fruit aromas. Caramel and hop flavors. Bitter, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2013
deep amber pour neat block head mild carbonation and the aromas citrus pine caramel the flavours resin rich caramel citrus grassy hops nice rich body medium bitter the finish likeable pale ale best tastes fruit grassy note lasting malt bitter finish good for the style

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lenusik (119) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
The 6-pack box refers to this beer having a íuniqueí citrus character. How? The same citrusy hop aroma has greeted me with many pale ales. It pours a clear rust colour with a thin tan head. Plenty of citrus in the aroma, yet it is balanced out by caramel and spice. The flavour is a tad hoppy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SnoopDoug (22) - Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2013
This is a decent beer on a sunny day, but it's nothing special. It has a citrusy, hoppy nose that the flavor doesn't live up to. If flavor isn't overly important then this beer could be what you're looming for on a warm day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimlovesbeer (12) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Very nice beer. You donít often get beers made from Nelson Sauvin hops. Rumor is that Widmer has stopped making this. - Guess Iíll just have to brew it at home.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 29, 2013
12oz. served into a SA perfect pint glass. A - Pours a chilled hazed amber with a uniform off white. S - Freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, soapy hops, soft cereal grain, strawberry. Biscuits really start coming out as it warms. T - Soap and grapefruit hops with a sweet graham cracker malt center. The citrus zest is very clean and carries through to the finish. Some strawberry and spice notes linger. M - Medium carbonation drops off and turns smooth and creamy, light bodied. Love the grapefruit. Very clean citrus flavors. Nice graham cracker-like malt adds good balance. Light bodied and very session-able. Serving type: bottle 04-27-2012

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