There And Back: English-Style Bitter (Beer Camp Across America)
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

There And Back: English-Style Bitter (Beer Camp Across America)There And Back: English-Style Bitter (Beer Camp Across America)
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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
English Bitter
3.65 | pDev: 10.41%
Feb 19, 2020
Jul 03, 2014
For beer folks, Chico, CA, and New Glarus, WI, are must-see capitals on the U.S. brewing map, but getting between the two is no simple feat. There and Back is named for the planes, trains, and zeal needed to connect them. This classic English-style Bitter is a complex yet easy-drinking mix of toasty malt and a fruity, herbal hop flavor.

New Glarus is fiercely loyal to its home state, growing to one of the largest breweries in the U.S. without selling a single drop outside of the borders of Wisconsin. With those local tastes in mind, New Glarus has perfected traditional German styles and invented masterful versions of complex and intense fruit beers featuring Wisconsin-grown ingredients.
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Rated: 2.12 by SWChi from Illinois

Feb 19, 2020
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled 5/22/14; drank 7/14/14 @ the Yarchives.

Clear orange/red hue.

HUGE off-white head (careful pouring!); thick lace.

Fresh bread & mild orange citrus nose.

Mild caramel, fresh bread & mild orange citrus...a session delight, easy to drink but far from boring.

I'd have another anytime.
Oct 23, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 03, 2018
Rated: 3.51 by atlandy from Georgia

Dec 22, 2017
Rated: 3.53 by shoretaxi from New Jersey

Sep 05, 2017
Rated: 3.48 by tmryan21 from Illinois

Jun 09, 2017
Rated: 3.03 by vfgccp from New York

Mar 12, 2017
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Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Reviewed from (very long-standing) notes. Consumed late 2014. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Fat Head's pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy, burnished gold. Low visible carbonation, and a finger's worth of white head that fades quickly to a ring of foam.

S: Bready malts, with resinous and grassy, floral hops.

T: Follows the nose. Bready malts up front. Then the piney resin and grassy hops swell up and last into the hang with a significant bitterness. That's about all there is...nothing else exciting here.

M: Medium body for style. Good carbonation sensation and low alcohol presence.

O: I don't know that there's anything objectionable here. Just nothing to excite me, in a style that I'm generally a fan of. Forgettable at best.
Jan 27, 2017
Rated: 4 by Hazen from Germany

Jun 11, 2016
Rated: 3 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands

May 29, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by oline73 from Maryland

May 29, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by AD17 from New Jersey

Apr 20, 2016
Rated: 3.7 by Briken from Washington

Jan 11, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by MasterRigger from North Carolina

Dec 28, 2015
Rated: 2.5 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

Nov 03, 2015
Rated: 4 by RichH55 from Illinois

Oct 30, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by jcole524 from Pennsylvania

Oct 15, 2015
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Reviewed by DaverCS from Arizona

3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pour is cloudy light amber color. 2 fluffy head. Nice lacing on the glass.

Aroma yields muffled smokey notes, Caramel, and toffee.

Taste is rather light. Citrus up front. Very light bodied beer. Middle of the mouth I get the pure malt flavor and some minor toffee. The finish is a small amount of hop bitterness.

Overall a rather boring beer. Doesn't do much for me, but I am drinking this beer rather old. I could see drinking this beer with sticky toffee pudding. It gets a 73/100.
Aug 10, 2015
Rated: 4 by jpuetz from South Dakota

Aug 05, 2015
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Rated by mmmbeer89 from New Mexico

3.27/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
it says it's retired? but i just bought one today (7-16-15) tastes similar to an ipa.
Jul 17, 2015
There And Back: English-Style Bitter (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 1282 ratings