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RATINGS: 415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (5507) - FINLAND - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle. Pale yellow, some haze. Pale malty, light grains, some exotic tropicals on nose. Med bodied, real nice smooth soft feel. Some citrus, pineapple. And a lot of other fruits I cant put my finger on right now. Tasty, smooth nice clean.

-- bb

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Gold with a loose white had, and active carbonation. Aroma is a honey and malty front, followed by a pleasant hoppiness in that background. Taste is mildly sweet, with a pine and floral hoppiness lingering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Grainy aroma with straw and subtle grassy hops. Pale straw color and hay with a thin white head. The flavor is light up front, has some Puls and biscuit malt in the middle and finishes very crisp, clean, and dry with a nice grassy hop bitterness. Light to Medium-light bod6, crisp and smooth. Overall, this is avery impressive hoppy Pils. It’s drinks like an authenic Pils with just a touch more (not too much more) hoppiness than expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (6438) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2015
355ml bottle from Saveur-Biere

PKGD: 05/29/14 - Pours hazy pale yellowish with a small white head. Aroma of earthy notes, crisp malts, hay, citrus and grassy notes. Taste is earthy, grassy and crisp with notes of bready malts, hay, citrus, butter, fruits and floral notes. Finish is crisp, earthy and bitter with some hay, butter and grassy notes. Interesting hop profile, feels almost like a kellerbier. Quite good despite it’s not very fresh anymore.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (8069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2015
35,5 cl bottle @ tiong, bottled 29.05.2014
Kellerbier-like aroma with peaches, some fruity malt and hayish notes. Also orange. Flavour has orange, hayish notes and some mint. Finishes with grassy and herbal hops. Generously hopped kellerbier, I was surprised by how german this was.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
penstemon (224) - Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Pours light yellow with a nice white head. Aroma of light grain, hay, grass, light lemony citrus. Taste is lemon Pez, dusty, doughy malt, and cracker. Light body and light bitterness. Nice crisp pils with a good hop component.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RRistow12 (709) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Tasted from bottle. Pours a clear gold with soapy white head. Good lacing. Aroma is lemon, grass, grains and some herbal spiciness. Taste is lemony with some floral notes and grass. Light to medium bodied. Crisp mouthfeel. Excellent pilsner. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (1352) - - DEC 19, 2014
Quite a hoppy pils. Pine, cereal, grass in the aroma and taste with hop bitterness at the forefront. Gold pour, decent sized head. Wouldnt mind this being a regular seasonal release

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (3486) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2014
December 19, 2014. Bottle at home.
Light hazy golden with a medium sized dense white head. Aroma is floral honey notes, apricots, grain and pine. Taste is light sweet grain notes, light bitter citrusy pine, crisp. Finish is crisp cereal with floral honey notes, light bitter. Light bodied, average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1852) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Very nice. It’s beers like this that are changing the face of the style. Nice pale malt and pine hop aroma. Nice clear golden color with a good white head. Average palate with strong cabonation. Bold flavor that was refreshing with a strong hop presence but not too harsh to take away from the style’s subtleties.

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