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Switchback Extra Pale Ale - Switchback Brewing Company

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Switchback Extra Pale AleSwitchback Extra Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 8.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Switchback Brewing Company
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: waston on 04-28-2014)
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

JMScowcroft, Jul 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Consumed 9/4/14

A: Mostly golden with and orange tinge some tangerine hues - lightly cloudy - pours with a medium-sized, white head, fades to a few wisps, leaves some streaks of lacing [3.75]

S: Nicely hoppy - tangerine and orange flesh, with some grapefruit - very floral, leafy hop cones, hints of pine, some dank aromas - not the strongest aroma, but it is pleasantly non-aggressive - pale malts with some caramel at the base, light grains - very bready with some light bread, crackers, and undercooked biscuits - some light sweetness [3.75]

T: Flavorful, hoppy citrus flavors well-balanced with the pale malts - ripe tangerine and grapefruit flesh - a touch of citrus zest, but it's mostly a fleshy, floral flavor - lightly leafy, too, with some resiny pine - non-aggressive, though, and very mildly bitter - pale grains and bready malts - lightly toasted bread - minimal sweetness [3.75]

M: Medium-light body, nice carbonation, finishes very clean [4]

O: Please can now plz [3.75]

I am consistently in favor of highly drinkable pale ales with a well-crafted hop profile. This is one of them. I think this is even easier to drink than Switchback Ale, which can basically be consumed like water. If this were readily available in a smaller format (sorry, bombers), I would definitely drink more.

angrybabboon, Sep 05, 2014
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kevrob802, Aug 30, 2014
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mlefebvre7, Jun 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Sean802, Jun 22, 2014
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4.51/5  rDev +17.1%

Big thanks to my friend Michelle's pop who extra'end me this beer when he did a goandpickitupformebro for some heady. Enjoyed from a lccb snifter.

a - brew pours a murky orange yellow with a finger of frothy hard that didn't hang out long. Spotty lace at best.

s - nose is that hoppy happiness of citric tropical fruit. Ripe orange and ripe tangerine. Dank.

t - as the nose suggests fairly dank hops. Really ripe oranges and nectarines. Very ripe fruit which makes it a bit IPA like but still damn fine.

m - medium bodied a bit chewy, rich.easy drinking.

o - overall a super delicious pale ale that I would be happy to have again and again.

cosmicevan, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Ewhite2121, Jun 14, 2014
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Switchback Extra Pale Ale from Switchback Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.