Drifter Pale Ale

12 oz single, either from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA or perhaps Total Wine, Perimeter, Atlanta, GA, USA – the latter is more likely.
Pour has a nice, bright copper clarity and the head is initially quite good. The retention and lace of course, are disappointing. The head has an off-white hue. The body is a bit darker than I would expect for the stated style in fact quite a bit darker.
Nose and tastes are simple, light, malty, sweet caramel notes with a nice simple balance. This is more like a light amber than a Pale Ale to me, and the malt character outweighs most of the other possibilities for the beer.
I’d be happy for a point or point and a half to be shaved off the ABV, but it still remains drinkable and has some sessionable quality in terms of its taste.
I probably wouldn’t ever buy this again, but then again I wouldnt turn it down if it was offered to me. Unspectacular, and I’d much raher have a draft pint, but it’s not bad.

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07/16/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.7 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 3
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.35
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