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Brewed by Driftwood Brewery (Canada)
Style: American Pale Ale
Victoria, Canada

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A perfect marriage of Northwest and German hops balanced with cotton candy malt notes and a hint of fruit courtesy of our own special yeast.

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3.3
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2010
Bottle. Amber with thin head. Grassy scent with some floral tinges. Nice quaffable beer with enough hops to meditate on. Taste of grain and a bit of honey sweetness.

3.2
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2010
650 mL bottle. Rusty gold with a very nice, white head which, unfortunately, doesn’t last. Not much in the aroma department. Smells sweetish, a little noble hops. Flavour is also fairly unassuming, although there is a nice level of C-hops in there. Body is a little on the thin side. Not bad.

3.9
MartinT (10037) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2010
My Bottom Line:
This galant Golden Ale balances refreshing citrusy hops and slender pale malts in a wash of big bubbles and wooden, green hop bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A lofty head of foam decorates the misty amber-hued golden.
-The pale malt flavors are simply beautifully extracted and present from aroma to finish.
-That green wood note from the bittering hops last well after the initial sip is gone.
-This is a great summer brew, or year-round quencher for that matter. Since this is their flagship brew, I can’t wait to try the rest of the lineup!

Bottle. Thx Stephen!

3.6
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 26, 2010
Slight hoppy aroma with some maltiness. Pours pale orange with some cloudiness. Earthy, carmel body. Some bitterness in the finish. An enjoyable pint.

3.3
Lady_Bastet (113) - Burlington, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2010
Bottle. Great lacing and a poured a hazy golden colour with some notes of citrus and hops initially. Light carbonation and a medium body. A rather bitter finish.Overall it was ok, didn’t leave a huge impression but was pretty decent.

2.3
mcberko (18557) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
On tap at Darby’s, pours a light golden yellow. Light grainy aroma. Flavour of light fruits, nuts, and caramel malts. Pretty bland.

3.4
Oakes (18472) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2010
Orangey golden-amber. Woody cascadey aroma with slightly sticky crystal malts. Smells a lot like SNPA. Caramelly body with woody cascadey notes. Any floral element drops out late, leaving more caramel malt complexity. Good balanced beer.

3
jonas (7985) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 17, 2010
Bottle. Nice hazy golden, lacing creamy head. Light fruity aroma. Almond, light fruity ale, low on hops, not offending in any way. Nut flour aftertaste.

3.8
PWheatley (119) - , Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2010
on draft at the bard and banker. Pours amber with a thin head nice lacing. subtle hop aroma and slight bitter taste. Easy session ale, highly recommended.

3
Sammy (12596) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2009
Bottle at Volo. Pours yellow with some white soapy head that takes its time to settle. The aroma is slightly hoppy. Taste is initially like a subtle ESB, but as being dilluted, the second glass does not build up substantial bitterenss. Towards the end of the bottle, some yeast makes an appearance. Lacey. The mouthfeel would be improved with less carbonation, please.


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