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RATINGS: 423   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Good example of the style, but not my vote for an excellent beer. Wouldnít have again, though†

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5787) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy orange-caramel color with a few tiny floaters and a large fluffy orange-white head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was bitter and biscuity with a bit of caramel and fruity hops. The flavor was bitter and somewhat tart with notes of toffee, biscuit, a hint of wood and tobacco. Long finish. Medium body. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (5616) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2015
(Bottle, 0.355 l, at laitiís, 20150613) The beer poured amber and almost clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had lots of toffee and strongly malts. Palate was medium bodied with rather high carbonation. Flavours were malts, frutiness, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and bitter. This was no Bitter, instead it was more like a sweet Amber ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Naka (717) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Amber pour with a small head. Sweet grainy aroma with a decent hop punch. Flavor is smooth and clean. A nice bitter component. One of the better bitters Iíve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (1031) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2015
12 oz bottle, served in a schooner. Pours dark orange, slightly hazy golden with medium cream colored head. Aroma is rich, sweet chewy caramel and toffee malt. Taste is similar - rich coating mouthfeel and big caramel malt flavor. Slightly dry and oaky mid-palate. Hoppier than I was expecting on the finish, given the IBU here. Balances the big malts well, finshes clean. Excellent beer. Wish more U.S. breweries would do bitters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (11836) - 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 (1173) - 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 (4503) - Reval, 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 (4251) - Oulu/Helsinki, 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 (5270) - 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 (697) - - 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.

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