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RATINGS: 419   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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2014 Beer Camp Across America Release.

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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
njnut (347) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Poured into tulip glass a hazy deep amber with white head that receded onto side of glass. Lighter co2 with a slick body. Aroma was soft but toasted malts and some nuttiness. Taste was malts, grains, nuts, I liked the balance here. Some seemed to go after this one but in the 12 pack Iíd pick this before others. A fan of this style I think this was a good representation of it and it was enjoyed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (10634) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 25, 2015
355ml bottle - thanks VastActiv! (6:3+:6-:3:11=2.9)
WTF style? Nutty aroma, but no esters at all. Simple malty taste, and a bit woody. This isnít a bitter, itís a shambolic mess. At least it was made with beer ingredients, you can at least tell that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ICEatALAMO (1125) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle. The pour is almost a light but vibrant reddish color, hazy. The aroma has some nice bitterness to it, some floral notes. The taste is solid, spot on for the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (3828) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 21, 2015
330ml bottle @laitiís, thanks. Hazy amber color. Tiny to almost no head. Sweet, caramel, fruity and hops in aroma. Caramel, hops, citrus in taste. Soft bitterness. Hops in aftertaste. Feels thin and watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (3859) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle 12 fl oz at Laitiís, Helsinki. Colour is deep orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, nuts, bitterness, some hops and malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5031) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Tap at Sidedoor. Filtered orange body. Thinnish off-white head. Pretty true to style. Sweet English malts, toffee, amber malt. A little leaning into the malt, not much hop balance...surprising for Sierra...more of a NG beer. SOme quality malts, but overall kind of boring, standard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (619) - - APR 5, 2015
Bottle at home. Not really a fan of the style but this I like. That pretty much says it all. Has enough hop notes to hold my interest but the biscuit, bready, maltiness of the style is still there upfront. Applealing hazy/burnt orange color. Definite fruit notes notes- tropical, citrus and plum in the finish. Definitely more hoppy than your typical bitter, but about what I would expect from a SN collab.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (3344) - FINLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle. Amber copper, light hazy. Malty dry caramels, some biscuits, earthy light herby hops. Med bodied, bit thin finnish. Med bitter, some huskyness, malty caramels, foresty pine. Clean med tasty, easily drunk, bitter.

-- bb

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (4043) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2015
355ml bottle, thanks jookos! Deep amber,† thick white head.† Nice biscuity,† malty aroma,† some caramel.† Flavor has† crackers,† malt,† English hops,† fudgy sweetness,† some plummy notes. Long finish.† Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
firstsip (652) - Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle. Dark amber. Some lacing and decent lasting bit of head. Mildly coffee malt nose. Nice hop bite, almost rye quality at front flows into slightly bitter fruitiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13821) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle at home in Salisbury. Pours mostly clear orange-gold with a foamy off-white head. Lots of tropical fruits in the nose - interestingly - with notes of melon, some berries, papaya and mandarin orange. Light-medium sweet flavor with more juicy fruit character, citrus, pale bread, slight piney bitterness. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Moderately sweet on the finish with more juicy citrus and other fruits, pale bread, tropical stuff, orange, tangerine, faint bubblegum, some pale crackers. Very tasty but nothing like an English bitter.

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