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Switchback Ale - Switchback Brewing Company

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549 Ratings
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Ratings: 549
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.45%
Wants: 11
Gots: 48 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Switchback Brewing Company
Vermont, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: kaszeta on 08-06-2003)
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

FrankShirley, Apr 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

mendvicdog, Apr 12, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -0.3%

Big fan of switchback, real quality brew. Have had it on tap numerous times living in Vt. One thing people need to remember is that being unfiltered towards the bottom 1/4 of the keg there are things floating in your glass that are perfectly okay to drink! Outstanding that their now doing it in bottles so more people can enjoy this great beer!

Tmyhre802, Apr 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

DanE, Apr 07, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev -0.6%

Hazy amber, with a reddish sidelight. Topped by two fingers of dense white fuzzy foam.
Minimal lace.

Bakery aroma. Caramel. Hints of citrus dripping through.

Taste has plenty of bread and caramel. Earthy hop notes.

Light/medium mouthfeel.

Nice sturdy malty amber ale.

RonfromJersey, Apr 06, 2014
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Switchback Ale from Switchback Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 549 ratings.