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

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1,278 Ratings
There And Back: English-Style Bitter (Beer Camp Across America)There And Back: English-Style Bitter (Beer Camp Across America)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by raynmoon on 07-03-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
185
Ratings:
1,278
pDev:
10.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
84
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,278 |  Reviews: 185
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3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tmryan21
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.03/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of macrosmatic
3.51/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

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Photo of Hazen
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaverCS
3.66/5  rDev 0%
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.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.27/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

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3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a frothy head. Soft, caramel aroma. Clear burnt umber color. Starts with a slight toasted maltiness, then a slight bitterness. Finish is lingering bitterness and toasted malt with a touch of caramel.

This is kind of disappointing. It's not bad, but it's not very exciting, and it doesn't really showcase what NG can do.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.02/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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There And Back: English-Style Bitter (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 1,278 ratings
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