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RATINGS: 413   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
KEM3909 (1) - - JUL 21, 2014 does not count
First beer tasted from the Beer Camp 12 pack. It was really skunky and disgusting.. Not sure how it got so destroyed considering it came straight from the box! Huge disappointment!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (1226) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Aroma is moderately grainy with some grassy hop notes. Light grapefruit and pine resin. Hints of tropical fruit. No diacetyl and faint esters. Pours a very clear, pale yellow gold with a moderately thick, somewhat fluffy white head that shows decent retention. Medium lacing and faint legs. Flavor is slightly sweet with a nice clean, moderately crisp graininess. Moderate bitterness with a dry finish. Medium light hop flavor of tropical fruit, citrus and pine resin with a faint grass note. No diacetyl and faint esters. Mouthfeel is light bodied and crisp with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a nice clean pilsner with decent hop character but not as great and fresh as I assumed it would be. Nice clean fermentation though with good, fresh malt character.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (3418) - Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2014
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 5/29/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear golden straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of bright lemon zest, mango, white grape, pear, apple, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright fruity/earthy hops, pale malt, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of bright lemon zest, mango, white grape, peach, pear, apple, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, mango, white grape, pear, apple, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bright fruity/earthy hops, pale malt, and yeast ester notes; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Czech pilsner style. Around good balance and robustness of bright fruity/earthy hops, pale malt, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
legion242 (2334) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Poured a very light yellow, almost like a BMC. Slight nose. A bit hoppy in the mouth, but in a pleasant way. Very light lacing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4266) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 21, 2014
On tap at Beer Camp KC. Comes light gold with a small white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and grain. Taste is malt, citrus, grain, and yeast. Nice Pilsener. Very easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (906) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2014
12 oz bottle pours a golden color with a nice white head. Aromas of grass, light citrus. Light bodied, crisp, refreshing, very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeTheYounger (1167) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUL 21, 2014
This one time. ...at Beer Camp. ..I let your mom fondle my Torpedo penilsner. Great pilsner for sure. Bready malts, citrusy and hoppy presence. Drink this all summer day.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DoNTOMatote (18) - USA - JUL 21, 2014
Great looking beer, fruity, pilsner malt and floral aromas up front. Light lively body with a nice bitter finish at the end.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (999) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Draft at HopCat GR - pours a pale golden color . Nose is lots of floral lemon/lime citrus . Nice mild spicy hops . Very well done . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dr_MedievAle (199) - Alabama, USA - JUL 21, 2014
aroma: notes of tupperware and vaseline. awful. appearance: light gold with creamy white head; good carb bubble action. taste: sweet corn syrup and spicy peppercorn. metallic/vinyl final note. palate: light bodied with creamy mouthfeel.


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