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

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Ratings: 1,219
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 10
Gots: 82 | FT: 2
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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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Photo of barnzy78
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle PKGD 05/22/14
L - creamy, persistent, ivory head tops a copper colored ale; nice clarity with plenty of carbonation
S - malty, caramel, toasted grain, nutty, earthy, faint citrus
T - malt forward with caramel, bread crust, toasted grain, nutty, earthy, fruity, citric
F - medium body, higher carbonation, finishes moderately bitter but the huge malt backbone holds up well providing nice balance; semi-dry on the end making it easy to drink
O - nothing extraordinary, but is very well crafted. No complaints here.

Photo of Purp1eOne
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of smutty33
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

Photo of kennymule
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pilsner glass.
A: honey colored, slight off-white head,
nice lacing

S: biscuit malt, slight earthy grain

T: bready malt up front, slight dry bitter on the back of the tongue
M: medium carbonation with a crisp finish
O: I really enjoyed this take on the style. Not as heavy as some I've had in the past and one I would enjoy again.

Photo of metter98
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head.
S: Light to moderate aromas of fruity yeast are present in the nose along with hints of nutty malts.
T: The taste follows the smell, but the malty flavors are a stronger and there is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and the taste has a nice balance of contrasting fruity and malty flavors.

Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of IPAchris
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very nice beer. One of my first of the English bitter style. The appearance was a nice hazel with an off white head that trailed the glass. The smell was really nice with orange and floral notes coming through. The taste was really nice with crisp pops of hop and malt flavor while maintaining a nice bitter fruit flavor. The mouthfeel was nice also for a warm day and a nice amount of carbonation.

Photo of Crazy4LegMoose
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Orange hue with 1/2 finger of of fizzy white head. Thin and light head retention with virtually no lacing left on the glass.

S: Nutty aroma with hints of toffee and licorice. A hint of honey and you can smell a touch of the bitter citrus hops in there.

T: Bitter taste up front with licorice and ginger like bitterness that finishes with a sweet almost banana bread like finish. Combination of banana bread with walnuts and hints of caramel in the finish.

M: Thin mouthfeel transitions the bittersweet flavor up front into the sweet bread like finish.

O: Good bitter. Good bittersweet flavor with a balanced sweet finish. A lot going on in the flavors that keep evolving as it warms. Solid beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of SierraJosh
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice amber/deep copper color with a tall off white head. Not much retention.

Smells nutty and malty with some slight floral notes.

Taste is thick chewy biscuity malt with a nice rounding nut flavor pushed hard away by a bitter herb liveliness. A very tasty easy drinking beer.

Photo of Roguer
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Red and copper ale topped with a snow-white head. Decent retention, and tons of nice lacing.

Huge malty aroma: caramel and toffee; dark fruit; floral hops.

Flavor matches what you'd expect, with a crisp, refreshing flavor. Caramel and toffee do the heavy lifting, while being very balanced with a bit dose of bitterness. Tons of sweet caramel and biscuit on the finish.

Bright, light, and drinkable. Slightly sticky finish.

This is a pretty good take on the style. It's both bitter and malty, and is very drinkable.

There And Back: English-Style Bitter (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,219 ratings.