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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


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2009
Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 09, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Clear medium amber color with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, orange. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20090804]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2009
12 fl oz bottle as Widmer W07 pale ale. Pours hazy deep amber to orangewith a small white head. Aroma is wooden hoppy and dry. Bitter and wooden hoppy flavoured. Slight acidic touch. Light acidic and roasted malt flavoured finish. Bitter and dry into the far finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29281) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2008
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of peach as well as light notes of alcohol. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of peaches as well as light notes of hops. The body is thin. Thanks to Michael Jordan for this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of Ungstrup. Clear, amber golden with an off-white head. Fresh, piney aroma also with peach and citrus. Medium body with a soft mouthfeel. Lightly sweet malts and fresh, fruity hop accents without any major hop bite. Nice and pleasant. 171107

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20308) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2009
Cask@GBBF2009. Amber colour, not much of a head. Aroma is lots of red berries, alcohol, fruits and some wooden notes as well. Flavour is fruits, wood, some nectar, sap and mildly berryish notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
4th August 2009
Cask at GBBF. Slightly hazy brown beer. Rich hops - grassy spicy grapefruit. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14513) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2009 2009-10-12, 7-4-6-3-14=34
Hazy amber color, small head. Light aroma of passion fruit and oranges, the same is stronger in the flavor; the body is quite weak, there’s some toffee flavor, medium dry; correct bitterness. Nice hopping, but simple backbone. Pleasant.

2007-11-17, as W’07 Pale Ale, 7-4-7-4-16=38
Beautiful amber color. Very nice aroma, hoppy and fruity and with sweet wood resins. The body is quite thin, with some caramel flavor (not much interesting so far), but the hopping is very good: bitter, fruity and resiny, very balanced. Something is missing (the body), but it’s pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 2, 2009
Cask at GBBF 09 ....copper ... sweet pine hop resin nose ... bright but soft sweet pine hop.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13702) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2009
Cask at GBBF 2009. Amber colour, no head. pink grapefruit aroma. OK on aroma. bit of tea in flaour. OK, but not anything special Finish dies a little

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13555) - 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)


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