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. 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. leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Pours orange with a thin head. Medium-low carbonation. Crisp citrus hops, balanced. Smooth mouthfeel. 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. 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.
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. earleyjd (12) - Alabama, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Crisp. Clean. The citrus is prominent but not over powering. Unique IPA worth a pint
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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. Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 24, 2013
Not bad, neither something to remember as a special one. Was good, somewhat creamy and not boring. 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.
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