Today on TBD, Sierra Nevada's There and Back. It is an English Style Bitter that was made in conjunction with New Glarus Brewing Company out of New Glarus, Wisconsin.
"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."
"There and Back is a classic, sessionable, English-style Bitter—easy-drinking but full of flavor. It features nutty, toasted Golden Promise and English Crystal malts balanced by a solid dose of zesty hops, with a fruity dry finish from the use of an authentic English yeast."
My impression of SN's There and Back is: that it is milky amber in color with some carbonation and a good head. It has a fruity smell with notes of malt as well. It has a thick but smooth feel in the mouth and you can definitely taste the fruitiness of the beer and the toasted malts. It has a slightly bitter aftertaste and feels a little heavy on the palate but is smooth going down. Overall I feel that this is a solid beer that is enjoyable to drink! It has an ABV of 5.6%, which doesn't have the kick of some of the higher octane beers but you will definitely enjoy this beer regardless. This 12 pack was $30 at the store and for the quality of the beers it has been a bargain.