Review: Driftwood New Growth Pale Ale


Here we have New Growth Pale Ale.. another beer from Driftwood Brewery is now available in Manitoba.. but just not in Brandon. I picked this bottle up at a Winnipeg LC as I was heading out back to Manitoba. Driftwood's pretty decent, so I'm looking forward to trying this. 

Appearance: New Growth pours a rich cloudy orange ale, reminiscent of a witbier meets a tropical IPA. Decent amount of beige head at start, but now it's just glacing to the side of the glassware.

Aroma: The aroma has notes of mild hops to give it a medium amount of bitterness, fairly sweet - smells of lemon and a light hint of peaches. Lightly yeasted, so not really bready. A light hint of nuttiness.

Taste: Hmm.. the hops are much more noticeable here. There's notes of pine, a hint of nuttiness and a bit of a dish soap bitterness. Fairly watery on the palate yet a hint of acidity. Aftertaste has a bit of a tinniness to it.

Overall Thoughts: Really like the more medium amount of hops instead of a typical hop bomb. Light sweetness, medium amount of hops, and fairly easy to drink.


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