Widmer Brothers Drifter Pale Ale
Widmer Brothers Drifter Pale AleRated 3.269 by BeerPals
Brewed by Widmer Brothers Brewing CompanyPortland, OR, United States
Style: American Pale Ale
5.7% Alcohol by Volume
32 International Bittering Units
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With it's 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 preceptible enough to give the beer a crisp, clean, quenching finish, yet also soft enough to keep the beer smooth and balanced.ID: 34581 Last updated 14 years ago Added to database 14 years ago
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23 Member Reviews
MATTFUNGUS 234 reviews
rated 4.5 10 years ago
Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9
The unique citrus blast of this one is ruby red grapefruit. It isnt a citra hops so much as it taste like fresh grapefruit that is perfectly ripe. coppery color, live yeast in the bottom of the glass, white/pale green frothy head. I would actually like this instead of juice for breakfast. And when was the last time someone really suggested a beer for breakfast?
LENUSIK 2067 reviews
rated 3.3 11 years ago
Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6
The 6-pack box refers to this beer having a 'unique' 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.
BEERDOG 1556 reviews
rated 3.1 11 years ago
Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 5
From Pt Roberts (WA) Marketplace. Poured a lovely body of clear, dark copper under a petite white head. Aroma was decent, with some malt, hops and grass. Mouthfeel was nice enough, too and the finish on the sweet side of the scale. Flavour was the big problem here, "metallic" is what came to mind immediately. Odd, from a bottle. Hidden in the background was malt and hops, but not much. It gradually improved towards the end but it was close to being a drain pour.
ZYTHUM 289 reviews
rated 3.2 12 years ago
Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6
sampled on 2/21/09. 12oz bottle. pours an amber/orange color. thin head. aroma is fruity/citrusy. taste is citrusy, malty sweetness. not bad, just nothing special. body is medium. aftertaste is lightly bitter.
JLOZIER 671 reviews
rated 3.1 12 years ago
Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6
I was a bit surprised by the color of this...more of a reddish-copper color than the straw color I was expecting...a nice surprise. The surprises ended there, however. Everything else about this was a dead-on pale ale...which means it was rather forgettable. A good beer in that it is easily drinkable, but nothing really distinguishable about it.
FLASHPRO 1175 reviews
rated 2.6 12 years ago
Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5
I had a free sample of this from Widmer at a bar local to the brewery. I was not impressed with this beer. The color was dark amber, with very little head. The beer was a little too sweet to me, and seemed to lack carbonation. I preferred the Widmer Brrr to this one.
STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
rated 3.6 12 years ago
Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8
12oz bottle -
This really pushes SNPA in terms of a quality, go to, easy to find APA. Aroma piney, resinous, light onion/garlic with a malt profile that seems happy to be in the background. Piney on the palate, nice showing of hops with a berry-ish/jam kind of sweetness from the malts. Hops seems to be showcased and it’d be easy for some to think this is a light IPA. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, light carbonation and a nice bitter finish. Think this might come with me on my next tailgate.
SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
rated 3.4 12 years ago
Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7
nice balance of malts and hops here, making this pale better than average pale ale. other than the balance and the nice floral hop aroma, nothing stands out, but it's a solid rep of the style.
JTODD5DOT1 134 reviews
rated 3.0 12 years ago
Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6
For the first time in a while, I didn't bother pouring out of the bottle, so don't really know what it looks like, but the taste is fairly even and understated. Very drinkable.
CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
rated 3.9 12 years ago
Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7
Pours a nice semi-transparent mahogany with a decent pale beige head. Aroma is strongly hoppy and almost evergreen. Flavor is hoppy, slightly spicy and slightly floral with a subtle undertone of sweet apple. Smooth, lively, fizzy texture leaves a fruity and hoppy finish.