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RATINGS: 414   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
njnut (419) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Poured into flute glass from bottle a golden color with plenty of co2 and a nice pure white head. Head thins and a curtain of lace on glass. Aroma is grainy, cracker like with a floral note. Taste starts grainy, hay, grass and fades to grain and lemon. Bitterness picks up in finish. A nice bitey pilsner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
juiceisloose (1296) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2016
12 oz bottle from old notes. Pours a hazy golden color and topped by a small head of off white foam that settles quickly into a thin film. The aroma shows notes of citrus fruit, floral and grassy hops, clean grains, and a bready and biscuit malt backbone. The flavor follows suit with a touch of citrus, clean grains, yeast, and biscuit malts with floral and grassy hop bitterness on the back end. Medium bodied with ample carbonation that leads to a clean, dry, and bitter finish. Solid Pilsner and another solid offering from the pack.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (6065) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2015
(Bottle, 0.355 l, at laitis, 20150613, thanks) The beer poured pale golden and nearly clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had grass and sweetness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were grass, malts, grain and bittterness. Aftertate was hoppy and btiter. A harsh hoppy lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (1247) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2015
12 oz bottle served in a tulip. Pours hazy dark straw yellow with medium creamy white head. Aroma is light malt with big fresh lemon notes on the back. Taste is clean light malt, rich wheat-like notes, then dry herbaceous peppery hop flavors on the finish. Pretty much as advertised, a rich and hoppy take on the lager. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (5406) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 27, 2015
355ml bottle @laiti’s, thanks. Hazy orange color. Small size, white head, stays. Fruity, citrus, straw and malts in aroma. Grainy, some grassy elements, sweetish taste. Soft plus carbonation. It’s something.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (12797) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 25, 2015
355ml bottle - thanks VastActiv!
Fruity sweet perfumey hop aroma. Pale, brief head. Simple sweet malty body. Flat palate, a bit slick. Pretty dull lager. You can tell it’s made from some of the right ingredients for beer though. But definitely not an example of a crisp style of beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Grassy straw and hops in both flavor and aroma. Light and refreshing for a hot day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (5328) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle at Laiti’s, Helsinki. Colour is cloudy golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, grain, hops and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6425) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2015
2014 mix pack, golden yellow color, nice aroma of bitter honey and floral, grassy hop and bitter flavors, good finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6372) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy yellow color with a large creamy-soapy yellow-white head that left decent lacing. The aroma was tart, citric and dryish with almost chalk. The flavor was dry, tart and chalky with lemon, zest and faint perfume. Medium length finish. Light to medium body. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
giladne (2) - - MAY 25, 2015 does not count
one of the best beer canp beer that i drank. good palate and taste. sierra nevada and firestone did a great job

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