Beer Review 185 // Drifter Hazy Pale Ale by Muskoka

Managed a day out at some local Ottawa bars, and as I did the rounds, I was handed a couple cans of this Muskoka brew. Having never tried it, I was excited to give it a whirl.

Beer Name: Drifter
Brewery: Muskoka, Ontario. Canada.
ABV: 5.6%
Style: Hazy Pale Ale
Fluff: With a fistful of Chinook, Simcoe, and Citra hops, our mysterious friend Mad Tom takes to the arid desert to enjoy nature’s finest: scorching sun, chilled nights, and thorny cacti. These elements are no match for this refreshing pale ale with citrus and stone fruit notes. Through sandstorms and heatwaves, Drifter Hazy Pale ale fills Mad Tom’s canteen for the perfect thirst quencher during his travels.


Well, as I pour the beer, I am greeted by an unsurprising hazy orange brew, which, as poured, creates a thick creamy white head. This head hung around throughout the pour, which was beautiful to see. As I lent in from sniff, I was a little disappointed; I was expecting a bold, over-the-top tropical hit instead, I got gentle peach, and I think pear. It was also a little bready/yeasty.
The taste was delicious; fruity peach came through gentle in flavour, with very low bitterness. Extremely easy to drink.

Overall not a bad beer. Very solid beer, but I would love to see them turn up the hop profile a bit more. What are your thoughts?

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