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

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1,138 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,138
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 10.11%
Wants: 10
Gots: 69 | FT: 1
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)
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Ratings: 1,138 | Reviews: 170 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.92/5  rDev +7.1%

alostplot, Sep 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

beb86, Sep 28, 2014
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2.6/5  rDev -29%

BcOneSeven, Sep 28, 2014
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3.15/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Western PA backwoods... I JUST got this. I know it may be a bit past it's prime. Here goes. 12oz into the snifter. Cool looking tangerine hue, and a 1/2 finger of white head that dropped to virtually zero in quick succession. Clean (SN standard?) aroma, distinct bitter note, and a hoppy (floral) note in there as well. Up front bitterness on the tongue, and a decent malt presence. Mild, light, and pretty refreshing. It's good. Overall, this was nice. I am not too well-educated on ESB. Despite the slightly old bottles, I was not disappointed.

Mikus, Sep 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

borg166, Sep 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

GOBLIN, Sep 27, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +22.4%

sphmiel, Sep 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Fettpopps, Sep 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Schwegler, Sep 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

BraveMountie, Sep 26, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -2.7%

Hellokmac, Sep 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

jfcaa193, Sep 26, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

Jeysun23, Sep 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Cook82, Sep 25, 2014
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3.09/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Looks like, tastes, and feels like a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale with a lot less hops and more toasted malts. Average at best. A disappointment in my book from two top notch Brewers. Was expecting something much more than this. Not a bad beer by any means, though - just around average. When did a bitter get to 5.6% ABV?

jwhancher, Sep 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

SJ-IABrews, Sep 24, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up at Bevmo in early July for $22.99. Bottled on 5-4-14.

Beer poured amber orange with a nice white head that is barely hanging on after a few sips.

Nose is floral hops.

Taste is a nice caramel malt bittered nicely in the end by those floral hops.

Mouthfeel is crisp and alive.

Overall a nice beer to try, would drink again!

arizcards, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

beersdmf17, Sep 23, 2014
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3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

BigRedDog, Sep 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

karlt, Sep 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

JKV96, Sep 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

A-Clear light amber, not much carbonation or head.

S-Caramel, toffee, some floral not much else.

T-Mainly caramel and toffee, not much else, no bitterness. Kinda bland.

M-Light, not much carbonation, watery.

O-Yet another miss from the Beer Camp pack.

rlee1390, Sep 22, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +2.7%

DPCJR, Sep 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

bigbluebeerguy, Sep 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

dshansen1184, Sep 22, 2014
There And Back: English-Style Bitter (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,138 ratings.