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RATINGS: 617   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

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4.1
VALIS (229) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - APR 1, 2013
Great citrus scent and taste in this, which is one of my favorite qualities in a beer. More tangerine than anything, but also orange, kumquat. Bright juicy taste, not overly sweet but not bitter, either. Very drinkable while maintaining complexity. Great.

3.6
DocJitsu (1979) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours a clear copper-amber with nearly no head at all. Very little lacing around the edges of the glass. The bouquet is characterized by sweet lemon, almost Pledge-like. There’s a mild sting in the nasal passages that has a piggybacking aroma that is difficult to distinguish. A very nice, pleasing, balanced mouthfeel. Beef jerky and buttermilk flavors compete with a little tart citrus. Not a magnificent beer, but certainly a better effort than their lifeless hefeweizen.

4.1
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Pours orange with a thin head. Medium-low carbonation. Crisp citrus hops, balanced. Smooth mouthfeel.

3.9
llbjr77 (89) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Has a fruity almost sweet aroma that transfers as to how it tastes! Can taste and smell the caramel. Pours a nice amber color with normal head. Crisp, clean...will drink again.

4.2
Patrickctenchi (6592) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Pours clear red-amber with a short tan head. Fruit aroma...tangerine and flowery hops. Taste is sweet, caramel, nectary fruit. Blended hops, malt. Subtle...yet, overall...this is a great tasting beer. Almost too sweet, but I really enjoyed this one.

3.6
iammatt (13) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Pours copper with a slightly off white head. Fruity aroma, can smell the Nelson Sauvin hops. A tart fruity bite to start, the caramel notes from the malt come through in thr finish. Very balanced and smooth. A go to APA.

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earleyjd (12) - Alabama, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Crisp. Clean. The citrus is prominent but not over powering. Unique IPA worth a pint ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
rainmaker2152 (55) - - FEB 28, 2013
The beer smells terrible- unlike its hoppier cousins and isn’t an amazingly attractive pour, but the Drifter remains my favorite pale ale. Balanced and full-bodied for this beer style. Not for hop-lovers.

3.4
Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 24, 2013
Not bad, neither something to remember as a special one. Was good, somewhat creamy and not boring.

3.2
Bronzan (158) - Windsor, California, USA - FEB 3, 2013
A nice and smooth pale ale. Better than I expected. Crisp with and straight forward. There's a distinct, unique flavor I'm having trouble identifying. Subtle but present hop character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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