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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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 (246) - 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 I’d pick this before others. A fan of this style I think this was a good representation of it and it was enjoyed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4482) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear orange-amber with a white head. Nose is some biscuit, some caramel, some fruity esters, and some earthy fruit (plum? cherry?). Flavor starts biscuity than moves to bitter than to mildly fruity then back to bitter and biscuity in the finish. Light to medium in body and a very nice bitter overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maltser85 (272) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Orange copper color with a white head. Aroma is toasty malt. Taste is slight citrus with a slight herbal maybe mint note. Toasty and sweet malt. Nothing over the top, not underwhelming. Solid, not too thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6504) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 30, 2014
Nose of cinnamon, a bit of caramel, oranges. Glowing orange-red color. Malty, bready flavor, spice, some citrus. Very well balanced, good malt showcase.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
popway (51) - California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Really, I thought it was a step up from draft offerings At sports events, with the bitterness, albeit the slight Bitterness. #6 of 12 in the pack order.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (4965) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Draft at Global Brew EDW. This was just plain good. It had pleasant fruit, yeast, mild bitterness, and a heavy malt bill. Really well done and it is a style that tends to have little difference from one to another.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jayb0 (1031) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Very enjoyable for what it’s not, over the top. And for beer camp, restrained in the hopping to allow the style to shine. light copper, extremely well balanced with nice interplay of malt and mild hops, caramel, slighht spice, light carbonation. good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rentonj7 (43) - USA - SEP 24, 2014
Medium amber pour with lofty head. Aroma has pleasing pine, caramel malt, and smokiness, but also hints of some strange medicinal notes as well. Kind of like cherry cough syrup. On the tongue there is slight bitterness. Taste brings dose of caramel malts with some roastiness. Again something weirdly medicinal. Not bad, but not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFunGuy (654) - California, USA - SEP 22, 2014
This golden brown beer has caramel aroma and smokey flavor. It is very smooth and easy drinking yet has a lot a interesting levels of flavor which take time to develop fully on the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Huhzubendah (2580) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Dark copper body with a quarter inch of head. Bready aroma, with alcohol, line, sweet, fruity malts. Earth flavor with underlying herbal notes. Light line and perhaps a touch of citrus. Not on par with the quaffable British bitters. Another mediocre, boring Beer Camp offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4709) - Utah, USA - SEP 21, 2014
12oz bottle picked up at BevMo
Pours clear dark amber with a small beige head, spotty lacing. Aroma or toasted malts, bready and dark fruit. Taste is toasted malts, burnt toast, bitters and citrus peel, dry
A nice bitter.

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