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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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3242) - 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

3.3
   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 ’unique’ 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SnoopDoug (21) - 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

4
   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 don’t often get beers made from Nelson Sauvin hops. Rumor is that Widmer has stopped making this. - Guess I’ll just have to brew it at home.

3.7
   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

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Appearance: Copper and apple skins. Off white pithy head fades blotchy while sticking to the sides of my glass. Swirls equally blotchy and sticky.
Nose: Sweet cereal grains in the back with a crunchy caramelized apple skins zip. Citrus pith in the middle and up front.
Palate: Sweet and bready with a nice freshly cut apple sweetness in the middle. Citrus skins along the sides mingle with freshly cut green grass. Slightly dry finish.
Final Thoughts: An alright session with just enough going on to satisfy the need for some flavor but if you’re looking for any kind of complexity, don’t look here. On that note, I’d drink another one.
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAY 20, 2013
The nose is piney and citrusy, typical for an American Pale Ale. The are a lot of pineapple and grapefruit notes up front with caramel maltiness playing a equally balanced role. Bready notes and a mild earthy hoppiness round out the end. Clean finish, not much lingering flavors, a very solid balance between hops/malt.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdInSaltLake (639) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Caramel malt and citrus herbal hop aroma and flavor. Also some buttery character (stronger in aroma).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsmerig (1246) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2013
Pours a reddish gold with a minimal tan head. Aroma is citrus and berry. Incredibly dry. Nice finish. Salty instead of malty followed by fruity citrus notes. Clean. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VALIS (228) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - APR 1, 2013
Great citrus scent and taste in this, which is one of my favorite qualities in a beer. More tangerine than anything, but also orange, kumquat. Bright juicy taste, not overly sweet but not bitter, either. Very drinkable while maintaining complexity. Great.


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