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Drift Line - Kane Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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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4/5  rDev +0.8%

InspectorBob, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

mdfb79, Nov 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

nollie77, Nov 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

zero_signal, Nov 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Jacobob10, Nov 10, 2013
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millerbuffoon, Nov 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

rfgetz, Oct 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

bbrown12, Jun 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

mikeburd1128, May 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

jkane101, May 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Iamstryker, Apr 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

flynndan, Mar 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

DIPAFAN, Feb 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

rcatalano, Jan 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

AntLeatherface, Jan 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

WDJersey, Jan 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

MikeRoni, Dec 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Scottz5, Dec 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

tobelerone, Dec 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

st9647v3, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of FickleBeast
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at George street alehouse in new Brunswick. Arrives in a pint glass with a finger of foam. Rings of lace coat the glass as I drink.

Aroma is fairly mild but you do get a whiff of citrus hops and pale roasted malt. Flavor is a nice malty brown sweetness with a moderate dose of happy flavor and bitterness. This is nicely balanced with the hops breaking through to announce this is an American style brown. Awesome smooth creamy mouth feel.

Kane is consistently putting out great beers and this is no exception. Maybe a touch more mild than other offerings, but a flawless representation of the style.

FickleBeast, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

abcdefghijkyle, Nov 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

CMalenda, Nov 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

SadMachine, Nov 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Hessian257, Oct 28, 2012
Drift Line from Kane Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.