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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Tidal Series.
Drift Line was designed to bring an extra dimension to a standard American-style Brown Ale. Starting with a base of Vienna malt to add subtle toastiness, we add several English crystal and chocolate malts to develop some of our favorite flavors reminiscent of an oatmeal stout, but left out the roasted malts to keep it a Brown. Toasted oats add body and smoothness, while our house ale yeast ferments to a clean dry finish. We balance the complex malts with just enough hops to keep it form getting too sweet. Drift Line is perfect for when the long days of summer turn to the shorter, colder days of early Autumn here on the coast.

Style: Oatmeal Brown Ale
Malt: Vienna, Medium Crystal, Chocolate Malts and Toasted Oats
Hops: Magnum, Cascade
Yeast: American
ABV: 6.2%
IBU: 32
SRM: 38

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (855) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Growler from Blend Bar in Hamilton, NJ. Translucent dark brown color with a small creamy beige head. Rich cocoa malt aroma with nutty overtones. Upfront, earthy toasted hazelnut maltiness. Yes, you can taste the oats. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. There is a nice influx of resiny hops in the finish. Long dry aftertaste. Quite a nice Brown Ale. Very flavorful and drinkable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3553) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Tap. Near black with one finger head. Very malty coffee brown. Pretty solid for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
60minuteman (971) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Dark brown color, tan head. High malt, wheat, oak, some hop and espresso. Medium-thin body dark complexion with roast coming through. Very flavorful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
John25 (872) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2014
From memory from yesterday at molly maguires rumson -- on tap. Poured very dark for a brown ale. Aromas of caramel and roasted malts. The taste was a little bitter to start with a malt balance, a little chocolate and dark dry fruits. The palate was medium body but on the full side. Overall a nice solid brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogfishho (609) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Pours a medium dark brown with lighter highlights. Lots of light coming rough. Nice big white head. The aroma is sweet and chocolatey with some caramel mixed in. On the palate,the beer is pretty sweet with a touch of roasty astringency for balance. What it lacks in complexity, it makes up for in drinkability in spades.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
anthony850 (328) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Smooth brown with hints of chocolate ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
closey22 (1072) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Dark black with him rimming tan head; aroma is light; Flava is rich roasty dry; feels medium slightly crisp ; finishes dry bitter roasty and slightly grainy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
conway (1821) - - NOV 16, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Cola colored with just a touch of tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Taste is mostly oat and a hint of hop bitterness to start. Chocolate notes begin to appear as beer warms. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Solid but unspectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3638) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2013
On the tap system at Pjs Cherry Hill. Poured brown with medium off white head. Somewhat lasting. Notes of caramel, brown malt, oats, figs, and cocoa dust. MEdium body. Sessionable brown ale but nothing spectacular.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (10447) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy beige head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is chocolate and toast malt, toffee, dates, figs, and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with medium hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

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