1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Drift Line - Kane Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Drift Line
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
88
very good

68 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 68
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 68 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of InspectorBob
InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-20-2013 13:55:23 | More by InspectorBob
Photo of mdfb79
mdfb79

New York

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-18-2013 15:03:48 | More by mdfb79
Photo of nollie77
nollie77

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

11-16-2013 01:52:40 | More by nollie77
Photo of zero_signal
zero_signal

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

11-16-2013 01:51:52 | More by zero_signal
Photo of Jacobob10
Jacobob10

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-10-2013 03:58:39 | More by Jacobob10
Photo of millerbuffoon
millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-02-2013 20:21:55 | More by millerbuffoon
Photo of rfgetz
rfgetz

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-25-2013 00:30:47 | More by rfgetz
Photo of bbrown12
bbrown12

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-20-2013 14:18:30 | More by bbrown12
Photo of mikeburd1128
mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

05-12-2013 16:54:13 | More by mikeburd1128
Photo of jkane101
jkane101

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-07-2013 00:46:29 | More by jkane101
Photo of Iamstryker
Iamstryker

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

04-06-2013 02:29:22 | More by Iamstryker
Photo of flynndan
flynndan

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-02-2013 20:45:29 | More by flynndan
Photo of DIPAFAN
DIPAFAN

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-18-2013 19:57:44 | More by DIPAFAN
Photo of rcatalano
rcatalano

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-12-2013 22:31:09 | More by rcatalano
Photo of AntLeatherface
AntLeatherface

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-08-2013 04:01:25 | More by AntLeatherface
Photo of WDJersey
WDJersey

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

01-02-2013 03:17:18 | More by WDJersey
Photo of MikeRoni
MikeRoni

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-26-2012 16:35:57 | More by MikeRoni
Photo of Scottz5
Scottz5

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-07-2012 15:05:49 | More by Scottz5
Photo of tobelerone
tobelerone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-07-2012 04:44:14 | More by tobelerone
Photo of st9647v3
st9647v3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-04-2012 18:55:22 | More by st9647v3
Photo of FickleBeast
FickleBeast

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-21-2012 18:38:01 | More by FickleBeast
Photo of abcdefghijkyle
abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2012 08:30:31 | More by abcdefghijkyle
Photo of CMalenda
CMalenda

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

11-19-2012 02:11:18 | More by CMalenda
Photo of SadMachine
SadMachine

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-11-2012 20:39:45 | More by SadMachine
Photo of Hessian257
Hessian257

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-28-2012 04:42:55 | More by Hessian257
Drift Line from Kane Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.