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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


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bronzan (126) - Windsor, California, USA - FEB 3, 2013
A nice and smooth pale ale. Better than I expected. Crisp with and straight forward. There's a distinct, unique flavor I'm having trouble identifying. Subtle but present hop character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kereltis (33) - Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Beautiful strong floral, hoppy aroma. Clear appearance and despite the strong aroma the hops really don’t kick you in the head, perfect level of hops for a pale ale. Well worth a gargle if you haven’t tried it yet!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Bottle. Nice looking maroon brew with a small white head. Nose is faint hops, some earthy notes. It has some nice caramel flavors, but they’re "complemented" by stale, old tasting hops. Maybe this was really old, but regardless, it tastes like it’s long past its prime.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Aniela (2462) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2013
Draught at Beer Authority NYC sept 2012. Clear amber beer with a small offwhite head. Fruity and hoppy aroma. Hoppy and some strange artificiell flavour. Not a nice tasting beer....

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcartamdg (2105) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Pours amber with no head. Aroma of citrusy hops and milled grain. Taste is very citrusy, slightly bitter. Light and refreshing. Nothing special but really drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glorydaze (34) - Savannah, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2013
This was a pleasant surprise. Nose is sweet citrus. Taste is malty with an orange to grapefruit sweetness. Medium body that lingers to only a slight hop finish. Taste of baked bread at the end. I could drink this one regularly.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3131) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle. Amber, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, caramel and some floral fruitiness, some piney - grapefruit hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and some floral fruitiness, some piney and light grapefruit hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, light caramel and some floral fruitiness, some piney - some citrus hoppyness. OK hoppyness but too much caramel for me/not dry enough.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2012
bottle. amber with small head. light malt body with mild hops. some citrus. good but not great -- i think i was expecting a bit too much with this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2233) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 9, 2012
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped: 1548-NH-JUN1912. The color is a medium to deep amber with a short lasting head. The nose is quite floral, fruity, and sweet. The body is creamy and medium. The taste starts out sweet and malty with a dark fruit character akin to pomegranate followed by a vibrant hopped bitterness. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfontain (818) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
12 oz bottle. Dark orange; head is white and starts thick and nearly rocky; dissipates to small and silky; lots of lacing and serious staying power on this head. Aroma is dominated by citrus/orange/grapefruit; some bread yeast. Flavor citrus, grapefruit, malt, bread, maybe a hint of bubble gum; shockingly little bitterness at the end. Medium-thin but quite silky and frothy in the mouth. Pretty nice, just wish the flavor were a little stronger.


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