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Switchback Ale - Switchback Brewing Company

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Switchback AleSwitchback Ale

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BA SCORE
81
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615 Ratings
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Ratings: 615
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 13
Gots: 80 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Switchback Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kaszeta on 08-06-2003

Switchback Ale (First sold October 22nd, 2002)

Using only traditional ingredients, Switchback Ale is a reddish-amber ale which is particularly well-balanced, allowing for complexity of flavor coupled with an unusually smooth and refreshing character. Five different malts, select hop varieties, and our own specially cultivated yeast create an ale which leads with hop flavors and a subtle impression of fruit (our yeast's contribution), followed by a palate pleasing malty finish. Our own special process uses the yeast to naturally carbonate the beer, and we leave it unfiltered. The result is a satisfying brew full of flavor with a remarkably clean and smooth finish.
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4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice light but present hops

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3.89/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4.23/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.31/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.98/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.66/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

A serviceable, balanced ale. Can't complain about it.

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Switchback Ale from Switchback Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 615 ratings.