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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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2007
Slightly hazy red/amber body, off-white head. Nice fresh hop aroma. Some dry yeasty crackers too. Flavor is a little more subdued as far as hops are concerned. Most toasty dark wheaty crackers. Pretty basic but decent pale ale. Yeah... actually, definitely well-made.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Saarlander (1685) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - APR 6, 2007
Nice copper color, Fruity hop aroma, lots of fruit flavor, citrus, peach. Somewhat sweet on the lips, easy drinking, ok brew.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4026) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2007
Bottle... Poured an amber color with fluffy white head that dithered fast. Hoppy, Piney aroma. Flavors of hops, malt and a nice tea leaf or ginger/ginseng presence which seperates it from a lot of Pale Ales. Wouldn’t buy this one again, but it was definitely more than I expected.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (9929) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2007
Bottle. Golden colour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet grapefruit, citrus, malt. Exciting aroma. Flavour is grapefruit, malt. Unique flavour, but not my favourite beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treephiend (58) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2007
Pours clear red-orange with amost no head. The aroma is citriusy, piney and smells quite a bit like cannibus actually. The flavor is more fruity than bitter, some cool hops are goin on in this brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2007
This is a wonderfully fruity beer with summit hops that embrace taste buds. I’d like to write more on this beer, but I’d rather just drink it…

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9045) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Bottle poured a clear copper with a minimal amber head. Aromas of citrus, carmel and light pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp.Flavors of carmel and light citrus with a moderatly bitter finish. This beer smells MUCH better than it tastes!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (12721) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2007
Bottled. Clear, golden, topped by a small beige head. The aroma starts with something reminiscent of cats pee, but is very soon replaced by peach, lots of grapefruit and some malt. It has a nice, but a bit one-dimentional flavor with lots of grapefruity bitterness. Medium body and a long, but weak finish. Even though it has a bit strange nose and a one-dimentional flavor I liked it. (070302)

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cantona7 (6) - federal way, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2007 does not count
drank out of a 12 oz glass bottle. nice deep aroma. refreshing and satisfying taste. Only the second beer I have tried from widmer bros. would buy again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Clear, red/amber color. Decent head, but short-lived. Well-considered mix of hops pleases the nose and the taste buds. The citrus tang complements the sweetness of the malt rather nicely, I really liked the W06, but this is very nearly as good. Widmer is not among my usual rotation, but I find myself looking forward to these late winter seasonals.


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