Crompt (120) - York, South Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good clean, crisp and hoppy IPA. One of the best available in the winter months. Not world class but more than adequate for my favorite beer time of year in the winter when you need a break from the amazing bourbon stouts that are released this time of year.
hopbag (108) - - DEC 9, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
How good is this? The malt has a touch of roast sort of like a copper ale. Reminds me of a Fat Tire. But then the hops are wet, resinous, bright, and mouth coating. Grapefruit pulp. Great lacing. The enhanced malt body provides seasonal appeal. Excellent winter IPA.
DarLeeMa (13) - New York, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great holiday flavor. Doesn't taste like a gingerbread cookie like other holiday ales I've tried. Somewhat hoppy with a good color.
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andrewje41 (646) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle pour. A little surprised it took me this long to rate this. Pours a penny copper color with a tinted foam head. Really nice grassy hop aroma. Refreshing wet hop flavor. Nothing really to overthink here. If you like a nice hoppy IPA that you can drink all day, this one is for you. I enjoy this one time and time over. Today was no exception. Good stuff.
pjames317 (89) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours medium bodied with copper/red holiday hue. Sweet citrus aromas with clean, grainy malt bill. Light pine needle and cedar. Taste is unapologetically west coast, with dry, spicy, piney hops presenting themselves at first sip. Those hope provide a nice initial snap but thereís an underlying sweetness and light citrus bouquet that brings it back to neutral. Finishes dry with pleasant lingering sweetness. Easy to drink and nicely balanced. Look forward to this every year. Seasonal classic.
grundsow (90) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good solid beer, but more subdued than typical IPA. Also a little busy for my taste, nothing in particular stands out for me. Very good quality though.
Seannpc (36) - - DEC 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light aroma and a burnt orange color. Medium cloudiness, slightly fruity start on this and a little bitterness on the finish
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dcotone (1) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is my favorite beer. Since itís only available seasonally, I pick up Torpedo the rest of the year. Iím just a big fan of the hops SN uses which provides the perfect combination of hoppy flavor with a crisp citrus finish.
dhatton (30) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark copper body and two fingers of fluffy white head that recedes slowly leaving a nice trail on the glass. Floral nose balanced with yeast caramel malts. Piney taste with a good level of carbonation and a touch of malty sweetness. Finishes bitter with a hint of citrus.
Obfuscate (92) - Minneapolis, - DEC 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big off white head, smell is light biscuit malt. Pretty drinkable but not a go to winter beer for me.