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Drift Line - Kane Brewing Company

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Drift Line
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BA SCORE
88
very good

67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 8.84%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kane Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xnicknj on 11-26-2011)
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IceInferno

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -24.2%

02-18-2012 23:17:04 | More by IceInferno
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alaimoa

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -24.2%

11-28-2013 15:34:36 | More by alaimoa
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

05-12-2013 16:54:13 | More by mikeburd1128
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devinoconnor

New Jersey

3.3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My least favorite beer from Kane thus far, and somewhat disappointed to be honest. After absolutely falling in love with their Head High IPA, the Drift Life Brown Ale didn't live up to my hopes/expectations.

Pours dark brown color with ample tan head. Lots of malts, chocolate roasted aroma on the nose.

Taste is coffee, caramel with little citrus from the hops. My problem is that the flavors are light, and weak. Body is too thin and overall it's a very boring ale.

Serving type: on-tap

01-08-2012 21:21:24 | More by devinoconnor
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zero_signal

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

11-16-2013 01:51:52 | More by zero_signal
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daron7

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-03-2014 02:23:00 | More by daron7
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Ineedabeerhere

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

12-23-2011 19:10:12 | More by Ineedabeerhere
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bkwhoppa66

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

12-24-2013 21:39:10 | More by bkwhoppa66
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from growler into tulip glass

Pours a chestnut brown color with some brighter reddish hues. Thinner tanned head fades out into some spotty lacing with wispy film on top.

Nice roasty, nutty malt character in the nose. Oatmeal with bread crust and light sweetness from dark chocolate.

Nutty and bready up front with a light sweetness. Chocolate and caramel with a decent oatmeal maltiness. Medium backbone, not overly sweet. Finishes a little dry.

Medium body, decent carbonation, pretty smooth and easy on the palate. Another nice beer from Kane - I'm excited to see what's next.

Serving type: growler

11-26-2011 16:23:04 | More by xnicknj
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mdfb79

New York

3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From 11/16/13

a - Pours a black color with one inch of dark tan head and low carbonation evident. Looks pretty nice.

s - Smells of coffee, roasted malts, toasted malts, dark chocolate, and milk chocolate. Light cream as well. Very nice nose; a decent amount going on and everything smells great.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate, burnt malts, toasted malts, and light bitter coffee. A step down from the nose, some bitter notes throughout the taste.

m - Thin, light body and low to moderate carbonation. No heat and easy to drink, but too think for a stout.

o - Overall a decent brown ale. Not my favorite Kane offering but a solid brown ale that could be good for people new to craft beer.

Serving type: on-tap

11-18-2013 15:03:48 | More by mdfb79
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thetommo

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12-14-2013 04:47:28 | More by thetommo
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12-04-2013 01:08:12 | More by JMS1512
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jryanj927

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

11-30-2013 04:04:20 | More by jryanj927
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CMalenda

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

11-19-2012 02:11:18 | More by CMalenda
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browniewithnuts

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

11-20-2013 21:46:48 | More by browniewithnuts
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12-30-2013 02:39:37 | More by Gatordaddy
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

10-22-2012 16:37:29 | More by djrn2
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petermethot

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

11-20-2013 17:35:43 | More by petermethot
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Zimm

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12-31-2013 17:49:42 | More by Zimm
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jnardone235

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12-06-2013 04:02:10 | More by jnardone235
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served on tap at the Shepherd and the Knucklehead Pub in Haledon, NJ

Looked auburn with about a half inch tan head. Smelled nice and malty, with hints of coffee and chocolate. The taste was about the same but the hops came through a bit more on the palette than on the nose. The mouthfeel was pretty thin... the only letdown for an otherwise stellar beer.

Overall this is a solid offering from a really consistent brewery. Happy to have these guys representing the NJ craft beer scene. I hope they'll get their beers distributed to areas outside of NJ really soon.

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2012 08:30:31 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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SPRichard

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1%

09-01-2012 14:08:24 | More by SPRichard
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CraigMack61

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1%

07-28-2014 19:19:09 | More by CraigMack61
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1%

10-28-2012 04:42:55 | More by Hessian257
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1%

10-22-2012 18:57:26 | More by bonbini26
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Drift Line from Kane Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.