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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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

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nimbleprop (9146) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2015 32oz growler from the brewery pours a murky brown with some spitty, tan head. Nose has cracker and malt, some soap, a little pine, some tea leaves, a little Tootsie Roll. Flavor is a bit tannic, black tea, light caramel and nougat, pine, soap. Watery finish.

samsmith33 (772) - - SEP 24, 2015
On tap at blend. Smooth smooth beer. Dark black pour. Creamy head. Nice. Very Malty. Brown rice.

keanex (1801) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2015
On tap at Unos.
Appearance: Murky chestnut body with a dense tan head.
Aroma: Sweet and complex aroma. Powdered cocoa, toffee, brown sugar and generic malt sweetness. Aroma is a bit weak but smells great.
Taste: Light malty intro builds to prominent cocoa with burnt brown sugar accenting it. Finish is dry with bittersweet bakers cocoa.
Palate: Full-bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Great beer, but after a few sips it becomes dull. Solid brown ale I would order again though.

katrinaez (2527) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2015
Really good Brown. Thick and heavy. A full mouth feel and taste. Very warming. Had on tap.

gripweed57 (3162) - 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

rumproasts (6053) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Tap. Near black with one finger head. Very malty coffee brown. Pretty solid for the style.

60minuteman (1765) - 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.

John25 (1291) - 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.

dogfishho (669) - 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.

anthony850 (473) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Smooth brown with hints of chocolate ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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