Switchback Ale - Switchback Brewing Company
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3.76/5 rDev +5.3%
Thanks to angrybabboon for the bottle.
Appearance: Very slight chill haze on a solid copper leaning toward amber color. Head is clumpy and fluffy off-white. Drops to a small cap and chunky collar. Small notches of lacing. Moderate carbonation on the pour.
Smell: Slight fruity esters with a mild caramelized malt sweetness. Apple skin and toasted malt. A push of cereal grains and some minor nutty influences. Grassy hops with a solid earthy push as well. Nicely balanced and mellow. Slight bready and biscuity malt as well. All around easygoing.
Taste: Grassy hops right up front. Solidly toasted malt base with some roasted and caramelized malt sweetness. Assertive (for this beer) cereal grain backbone. Yeast adds some mild fruity esters. Apple skin, a touch of mealy pear, and a vague general fruitiness. A nice balance of slightly sweet malts and mild, and what I have to imagine are English hops. Warming tamps everything down a bit, but it works.
Mouthfeel: Smooth and slightly creamy medium-light body. Moderate carbonation. Clean and easy drinking.
Overall: Not as fancy as a switchblade, but it'll work in a pinch.
I could drink this and then some. No frills, but it's a good beer through and through.
03-08-2014 22:58:37 | More by Goblinmunkey7
3.63/5 rDev +1.7%
A: Slightly hazy amber color. one finger of off white head and low retention.
S: Floral notes, pine, and bready yeast.
T: Very much like the smell, not very malty.
M: Medium, slightly creamy body with medium carbonation.
O: Not too bad. Reminds me of a lighter version of Founders Centennial IPA.
03-05-2014 01:44:52 | More by mpedara429
Switchback Ale from Switchback Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 536 ratings.