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2014 Beer Camp Across America Release.

Torpedo Pilsner is a hop-forward take on the crisp classic lager. We and the folks at Firestone Walker share a passion for New Zealand hop varietals, so we loaded our legendary Hop Torpedo with southern hemisphere hops for a fruity, floral twist on the pilsner style.

Just down the road from us in California’s Central Coast wine country, this rock star brewery has earned “Mid-size Brewery of the Year” at the World Beer Cup four times. Like us, Firestone is passionate about hops. Their skill with the ingredient shines in their Pale Series and elsewhere in a long beer lineup driven by a premier brewing team.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3604) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle: Poured a golden color with a white fluffy head. Aroma sweet candy with soggy cardboard. Taste is hoppy, grain, sweet malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1295) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
(tap) clear pale yellow colour with a small white head; aroma of lemon; balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dinkle50 (999) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Clear gold pour with a single finger head. Active carbonation. Fruity aroma full of passion fruit and old peaches. Medium mouth. Taste is full of grain with a strong hop bite. Very easy drinking. Slightly dry. Overall, a nice pils.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
smallfry (32) - - OCT 3, 2014
(Bottle) Much more bitter than I was expecting. Astringent. But, the aroma and flavor is very good. I like it quite a bit but wish it wasn’t this bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
944play (356) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Draft at Sprenger’s. Near clear pale gold with fluffy head and copious lace. Enticing, noble, herbaceous, refined nose. Minty pancakes taste; sounds weird but is insanely great. Brilliantly slaking, dry, clean palate with plenty of carbonation sizzle. A mic-drop beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
S_Side_Smitty (469) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Pours light pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma is faint pilsener malts and something vegetal. Taste is sweet syrup up front. Light grainy pilsener malts quickly follow and lead to a chalky medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
llcooldave (1104) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Pours nice gold color in the glass. Fruity floral industrial aroma like a commercial air freshener. Fruity flavor up front like a SweetTart. Finishes with a mild asprin like bitterness and astringent note. Ok it’s not the greatest beer... it’s a bit too floral for me. As it warms it develops more of a floral jasmine note on the nose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2416) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2014
On draft at Isaac Newton’s. This fell a bit short for me. Thin body and bland. There were some nice floral hop notes. Other than that, ehh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6581) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 28, 2014
Pale gold color, hazy, with a fine head. Lemony nose, biscuits, a bit spicy. Very hoppy, bitter, crisp flavor. Lots of lemon, some grass. Light biscuits. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gschrade (757) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 27, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours yellow with a white head. Taste very floral, citrus, light. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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