990. Switchback Pale Ale

990. Switchback Pale Ale

Jadyn and I drove up to Jay Peak to go skiing the weekend of February 27th. Rain Friday afternoon followed by a cold front melted all of Jay's fresh snow and froze it into ice. Saturday was cold and icy, despite a couple fresh inches Friday night. Sunday way much nicer with warmer weather and trails in better condition.

We stayed at Jay Village Inn, and had dinner there Saturday night. We ordered chips and guacamole for an appetizer, and were surprised by the vast mountain of chips and what seemed like at least two avocados worth of guacamole. I had one of their specials, salmon topped with a dill hollandaise sauce. The salmon came with a salad with a nice horseradish peppercorn dressing, and several slices of warm bread with a generous amount of garlic and butter. Jadyn had a grilled cheese sandwich with sweet potato fries. The food and service were both great. I had a couple of pints of Switchback Ale before dinner and a couple of pints of The Shed's Mountain Ale with dinner.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Switchback Brewing Company
Alcohol: ?
Serving: Tap
Style: American Pale Ale, BJCP Style Guide

Poured a cloudy, copper hued amber. Topped by a thin, wispy head. The aroma is toasty with a notes of citrus, fruit, and resiny hops. A light bready sweetness upfront faded into a toasty backbone with less evident sweetness. The finish has a leafy hop bitterness. A pretty good session beer.

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