SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - APR 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Rounding Third. Unexpected and somewhat welcome. Though Drifter failed to impress me very much, it it solid and quite drinkable. Dark copper with a thick off-white head. Surprisingly forceful hop aroma with lots of oily and sappy and grapefruit accents. There is some thin, toasty malt on the tongue and light hop bitterness. Finishes dry and watery. The nice hop aroma is the definite high-point of the beer, with flavor and finish degrading sequentially from there. For an APA nearing the higher end of the spectrum, Iím surprised at how light and devoid of malt this is. The bonus is that this is an APA that you could session in the sun on a hot day and not really get tired of.
harrymel (614) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with an etched white surface and excellent clarity. No lace. Smells herbal with a slight resin character and a bit of canned spinach alongside the crystal malt which is sweet but not overplayed. Slightly bitter with a good moderated malt through the center and a fine overall pale character. Nice and limited body with slightly low carb and an off dry finish. Nice beer.
Serving type: bottle
Imaena (1630) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. this is a pretty straightforward APA without much character or nuance.
DedicatedToFun (1595) - SoCal, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent pale ale, bottle from bevmo, light hops and flavor, pretty decent overall
DMLINAZ (236) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
My first favorite pale ale. I find this crisp and refreshing. It has a nice hop bite, some bitter citrus, but a healthy malt backbone. My favorites for pale ales now are Daleís Pale Ale and San Tanís Devilís Ale, but this one still holds a place for me.
geologyguy (492) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2013 expired (bi-lo)....good slightly fruity flavor..tad bitter on the finish but not too bad... good medium flavor that isnít overpowering...slightly malty... good all around beer...second one is a bit watery (had after liquor though and I donít think this one is expired) x2
Beergeek23322 (1709) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
January 2010. From bottle. Amber color with a white head. Citrus, malt and fruit aromas. Caramel and hop flavors. Bitter, dry finish.
gam (2908) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
Lenusik (119) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The 6-pack box refers to this beer having a íuniqueí 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.
SnoopDoug (16) - Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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
jimlovesbeer (12) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice beer. You donít often get beers made from Nelson Sauvin hops. Rumor is that Widmer has stopped making this. - Guess Iíll just have to brew it at home.