Switchback Roasted Red Ale - Switchback Brewing Company
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4.3/5 rDev +11.1%
Had this on tap in downtown Burlington. A nice head with very good lacing throughout. A very intriguing roasted malty aroma. Not very bitter at all, but there were some subtly earthy tones. It had a great overall taste and a nice body that was a bit light although still very warm and full. If you see this in a bar make sure to get a pint of it!
05-30-2009 02:03:11 | More by kingcrowing
3.29/5 rDev -15%
First time having a beer from Switchback. A friend of mine (my source for Heady Topper) brought back one of these from his recent trip to Vermont
The initial pour was UN-eventful. A light reddish tone with a small but very dense head.,
The nose was somewhat surprising.. The previous red ale's that I've tasted, I never had that 'citrus' IPA-like nose. There was a definite aroma of grapefruit here.
The taste was full. Lots of malt going on here. Almost like a barley wine, yet the ABV is low.. Hard to make sense of that.
An enjoyable like beer, nothing to get excited about, nothing to find fault with.
I think the best aspect of this beer, is that the finish is so smooth, full and roasted all the way
10-03-2013 02:25:17 | More by rdilauro
3.61/5 rDev -6.7%
From the 22 fl oz. bottle that seems to stamped 13148. Sampled on July 4, 2013.
The color is copper to brown with a slight haze and big head. No red that I can see.
On the nose I get a decent caramel malt note, citrus, and an earthy hop aroma. Smells pretty nice.
Medium body with a vague acidity.
The taste is up front malty and citrusy but only for a second as the earthy hops roar in from behind and leave a dry finish on the palate. Overall a pretty decent beer but just shy of what a red ale should be in my opinion.
07-04-2013 16:48:40 | More by puboflyons
3.98/5 rDev +2.8%
A - Med amber colour with a small amount of white head
S - Citrus hops and sweet caramel malts. Fresh and balanced
T - Sweet caramel malts with a hint of toffee. Grapefruit and piney hops. Good balance, as the nose indicated
M - Medium body. Somewhat creamy. Light carbonation
07-24-2012 01:19:29 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4.38/5 rDev +13.2%
Appearance - It has an amber red color with pretty minimal head.
Smell - Was kinda sweet with some malt thrown in there. I didn't pay too much attention to the smell once i tasted this amazing beer.
Taste - It is the perfect balance of malt and hops. When you first take a sip its just so smooth and then as it goes down the throat you pick up a little bit of the bitterness. This is my new favorite beer.
Mouthfeel - It is a very smooth beer, it left my mouth watery.
Drinkability - I can't wait to have another one. Switchback needs to come out and sell there beer in bottles.
05-27-2010 01:48:26 | More by jmarvin4189
3.66/5 rDev -5.4%
Poured from a bomber, no #freshbeer info.
Pours a very hazy, murky brown color with dull red tinges and a pock marked head that's quite healthy. Nuts and toasted malt in the aroma and also the same for the flavor. Would have liked more hops to shine through as this was ordinary enough.
05-19-2014 20:28:35 | More by papat444
Switchback Roasted Red Ale from Switchback Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.