Driftwood New Growth Pale Ale

Driftwood_newgrowthBrewer: Driftwood Brewery, Victoria, BC
Style: Session Ale
ABV: 5.5%

Description: Driftwood second seasonal release using Sartori harvest hops, which like its predecessor was made in honor of the return of locally brewed, hand-crafted ales. This time around, the beer is a sessional pale ale that is bittered using a combination of Centennial and Newport hops.

Tasting Notes: One can immediately taste the presence of Sartori Centennial hops in this brew, which came through in the noticeably aromatic and powerful herbal taste, not to mention the notes of pine, citrus and grass present throughout. The addition of Newport hops, on the other hand, offers  a layer of piney, resiny flavor not found in their Sartori Harvest IPA or in other Sartori-hopped ales. A good beer and definitely a must try for the hop heads out there!

Appearance: Light amber, clear, good foam retention and carbonation
Nose: Light malt, good nose of citrus, grassy hops
Taste: Smooth malt, good tang, herbal hops, piney, resiny, and citrus finish
Aftertaste: Lingering hop bitterness, citrus rind
Overall: 7.8/10

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