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Drifter Pale Ale

August, 2017
Judges Rating: 
22 / 24
6 / 6
38 / 40
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
19 / 20

This beer was judged as an American Pale Ale – BJCP category 18B from the 2015 guidelines and is a beautiful light copper color with a huge, thick white head and fine bubbles. It initially showed a huge citrus, lemon and pine hop and grainy pale malt aroma. With the first sip you get a pleasant blend of pale malt and light caramel malt flavors along with wonderful citrus grapefruit, lemon, piney hop flavors and leaving both malt and hops lingering in the finish. This was a very nicely balanced and crisp, easy drinking pale ale. Well made, classic pale ale. Perfect for drinking anytime for those who want a well balanced, not over the top, easy drinking pale ale.