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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Switchback Ale is an American red ale brewed to celebrate spring and the promise of warmer sunnier days to come. It has a rich red color with a pleasing sweet caramel flavor that comes from four specialty malt varieties. This medium bodied ale is hopped with Cascade hops that have a wonderful fruity character which balance the malt sweetness and give the beer a subtle citrus aroma and flavor. Switchback Ale is extremely smooth and easy drinking.

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leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2003
Dark red color with an off white head that soon diminishes. An aroma of cookies are apparent. Medium bodied dry in texture with malt flavors and a long lasting bitter finish.

jazz88 (2699) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 21, 2003
Bottle. A mahogany color with a laced tan head. Malty, toasted, hops, and a touch of fruits in the aroma. A medium body with a malty aftertaste.

Ernest (7824) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2003
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread, caramel), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic. Very watery, very citric, very yaaawwwwnnnn...zzzzzzzz.

Gusler (2652) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 10, 2003
A winsome transpicuous burnished copper color, the head mountainous in size, creamy in texture, light tan with a fine coating of lace. Nose is sweet, caramel, malt, clean and crisp, a nice beer for the sniffer and the eyes, now let’s see about the palate. Start is sweet, loads of malt, top is fair to middling in feel, the finish spitefully bitter, perky in its acidity, dry aftertaste, a quaffable beer.

Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2003
I didn't think this would turn out so well, but it did. Light hopping balanced well with adaquate maltiness. Balance is the key here. I can see myself making this my default amber.

Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2003
Copper color.Nice full flavor of hops with a good balance with the malt. The fruity character really didn't come out for me. My palate wasn't blown away but that's ok. Another good beer from Full Sail.

kyzr (1596) - Montana, USA - APR 17, 2003
Deeper copper color with an average head. Nice malty aroma with touches of orange. Hops up front with roasted malt . Finish of hop that stays.

beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - APR 11, 2003
Reddish amber color. Medium head. Aroma is malty. A medium bodied ale. Malts are nutty and carmely and kind of sweet. Hops are grapefruity and citrusy. A touch weak at the finish, but nicely balanced. A nice spring beer. Spritzy carbonation. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is smooth and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

Zach Diesel (905) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - APR 9, 2003
solid sour malty aroma, amber with a nice head, good solid body, caramel maltiness then a spritzy hop finish

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