1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

There And Back: English-Style Bitter (Beer Camp Across America) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
There And Back: English-Style Bitter (Beer Camp Across America)There And Back: English-Style Bitter (Beer Camp Across America)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

1,185 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,185
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 11
Gots: 76 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
For beer folks, Chico, CA, and New Glarus, WI, are must-see capitals on the U.S. brewing map, but getting between the two is no simple feat. There and Back is named for the planes, trains, and zeal needed to connect them. This classic English-style Bitter is a complex yet easy-drinking mix of toasty malt and a fruity, herbal hop flavor.

New Glarus is fiercely loyal to its home state, growing to one of the largest breweries in the U.S. without selling a single drop outside of the borders of Wisconsin. With those local tastes in mind, New Glarus has perfected traditional German styles and invented masterful versions of complex and intense fruit beers featuring Wisconsin-grown ingredients.

(Beer added by: raynmoon on 07-03-2014)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,185 | Reviews: 177 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Makubex
1.75/5  rDev -52.2%

Makubex, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of Dbot
2/5  rDev -45.4%

Dbot, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of sjrodriguez
2/5  rDev -45.4%

sjrodriguez, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of rderedin
2/5  rDev -45.4%

rderedin, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Jesse13713
2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

Appearance - loads of carbonation. Deep amber orange.

Smell - not much to comment on. Very faint fruit.

Taste - sweet toffee with a bitter cherry bite for am aftertaste. Tastes heavily carbonated.Not much to say about this one really. Im a bit underwhelmed.

Jesse13713, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of suckaj
2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

suckaj, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of The_Jerk
2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

The_Jerk, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of pauldave1976
2.36/5  rDev -35.5%

pauldave1976, Saturday at 10:47 PM
Photo of bneel317
2.38/5  rDev -35%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Part of the Beer Camp compilation. Collaboration between Sierra Nevada and New Glarus. Pours a clear copper color with a good amount of froth. Smell is sweet, sweet, sweet, almost cola sweet. The flavor profile is pretty sweet also. Bitter as an ESB should be, but I also get a raw alcohol taste that is quite unpleasant. Mouthfeel is smooth but its hard to get over that taste. Not a fan of this guy, probably my least favorite out of the Beer Camp.

bneel317, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of t2grogan
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

t2grogan, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of drewkennedy
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

drewkennedy, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of robgage
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

robgage, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of caustin90
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

caustin90, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of ColdOne
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

ColdOne, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of RavenForBeer
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

RavenForBeer, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of beernads
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

beernads, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of atrocity
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

atrocity, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of Born_Annoyed
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Born_Annoyed, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of greyghost86
2.56/5  rDev -30.1%

greyghost86, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of BcOneSeven
2.6/5  rDev -29%

BcOneSeven, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of Dangerous
2.69/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I just tried Alt Route from Beer Camp a Couple of hours ago. I enjoyed that beer. This one is a little funky....I have had English bitters before, but this one is a little strange.

A - It pours a hazy amber color with a large initial head that quickly subsides.

S - Really have to dig in order to pull some aromatics out of this, but if I'm pressed....I'm going with wet dog.

T - Tastes slightly acidic with bitter, grassy hop residual

M - The feel is dry and chalky...Weird...not a fan

Overall, its OK. I won't be reaching for a second unless i'm desperate, but it could work for you. Personally, I think it's my own personal preferences at play here, but we'll see when the rest of the reviews come in.

Dangerous, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of woodchipper
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

woodchipper, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of atlbravsrno1
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of MonkeyBread
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

MonkeyBread, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Raziel313
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Raziel313, Oct 03, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
There And Back: English-Style Bitter (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,185 ratings.