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RATINGS: 610   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5830) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2007
Since the only other Widmer beer I have ever had is their Bud Hef I did not have high expectations for this one, but I was pleasantly surprised. The aroma is a pleasant perfumey grapefruit and pineyness. The beer pours a copper color with a bubbly 1/4 inch head. The flavor is a subdued citrus grapefruit balanced by some smooth caramel malts. The beer is a little resiny and dry on the palate, but more crisp and thrist quenching than anything. I really liked this one. It is my favorite Widmer beer to date.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2007
Deep mahogany in color. Rich, sweet, balanced with hoppiness. This beer was great, I typically stay away from Widmer, this beer was a suprise. Id buy it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1763) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 13, 2007
Bottle: Red copper color with an off-white head. The aroma reminded me of a Christmas tree lot. The flavors are hoppy resembling a bitter grapefruit rind. The carbonation is lively followed by a mild malt aftertaste. Let it warm up a bit or you will experience an unpleasnat metallic aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - APR 12, 2007
12 oz bottle thanks to Jake65. Poured a golden brown with a small quickly dissapating head. Spotty lacing, good hop flavor with citrus and hops present throughout. More hops then malt but a good balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 10, 2007
12 oz. bottle, from Fred Meyer, Newberg, OR. Pours deep, clear copper color with a thin beige head. Nice, fresh hoppy aroma - floral, orange and spruce with fruity and light caramely malts. Flavor is also hop dominant, with toasty malts to balance the citrus, pine and fresh bitter herb notes - though oddly, I seem to get a bit of wateriness in the finish. Medium body and tingly carbonation. Crisp and enjoyable, though short of outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3357) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2007
Thanks Jason. The beer pours to an orange body with a wispy white head. The aroma is quite hoppy with notes of pine, oranges, sweet Vidalia onion, grapefruit. The flavor is extremely toasted. Granola and barley. Light hops. I love how crisp and grainy this beer is. The beer is smooth, slick, and very easy drinking. I’d buy this if it were available around here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2007
Bottle shared by Jason. Clear amber body under a tight foamy tan head. Zippy pine needle and bright citrus aroma. The flavor primarily has gentle bitter weed stem and pine sap hopping over a non-sweet, toasty malt base. Assertive but soft bitterness, this is aided by the low carbonation level. A very nice pale ale.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Saarlander (1686) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4192) - 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.

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