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RATINGS: 3386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Torpedo is an assertive American IPA deep reddish-gold in color, with a smooth and bready malt presence and over-the-top hop aromas. The beer has a solid bitterness and a massive hop flavor, yet remains easy drinking with a pleasant dry finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JediMindTricks (446) - Remington, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Amber with some off white head. Aroma is very hoppy with some citrus and pine notes. Bit of malt comes out on the palate. Not too bitter given the aroma. Smooth and enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (3425) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2014 Re-rated after oh so many years. Tested in a free for all against Ska Modus Hoperandi IPA and Founders Centennial IPA. Pours cloudy orange amber with a finger of white head. Standard nice IPA. Aroma is a bit subdued, but with citrus, grapefruit and pine notes. A touch malty as well, but not much caramel or fruit beyond that. Taste is bitter and light at first, followed by light fruit notes before a rich long bitter finish. Body is light and smooth with soft carbonation, a touch too light on the palate.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scouser (326) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2011
A nice golden amber colour with lots of off-white head and good lacing, a nice looking beer. Malt and citrus aroma, all be it mild. Pine and citrus ho kick nicely balanced with the malt. A nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmm635 (978) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2011
Poured a burnt orange color with a fluffy white head. Piney hops dominate the nose. Taste is bitter but balanced by a sweet caramel malt. I like it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2011
Man oh man, when I first tried Torpedo a couple years ago, I absolutely hated it. Hated it. I thought it was the most evil concentrated Cascade hop assault upon my tongue every launched, and I damned Sierra Nevada for scouring my mouth with such oily, resinous IBUs. Now, Iím older, twice as jaded, and Iíve learned-- well, shit-- that Cascade hops arenít used in Torpedo. And you know what? This IPA is tasty. Still piney as hell, but the Citra hops give a nice grapefruit-zest twist to the initial funky hop rush. The malts offer their token appearance, and succeed well at blending into the periphery as bitterness blazes about your palate. The finish bows out in a graceful display of grainy malt and sandpaper-dry Magnum hop madness. Not the greatest IPA, but damn solid, a wonderful "at-least-they-serve..." companion to Olí Greenskin itself.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (2102) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2011 Very solid beer! Very strong hop presence, and a little like Dogfish 90 has a good malt base as well. Hopsbring maybe grapefruit with a touch of pine/spruce. Smells of pine for sure.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2011
That smells so good! Pungent grapefruit and spicy pine with underlying sweet crystal malts. Similar to the signature aroma of SNPA but perhaps licked up a notch. I think Iím going to like this one... Lightly hazy deep golden-tan body is topped by a fluffy, meringue-like, white head that sticks to the sides of the glass and coats it with lacing. Head lasts throughout. Flavour follows the aroma with grapefruit and strong bitterness offset by a strong caramel malt flavour. Sweet but never cloying; aggressively hopped but not overwhelmingly bitter. Really well done. Mouthfeel is smooth with soft bubbled effervescence. Want more please. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle purchased at Brewery Creek in April 2011.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2011
UPDATED: APR 25, 2011 Bottle. Pours clear amber. Aroma is heavy pine and citrus. Fruity, dank flavour. Finishes is very dry hoppy and bitter. Simply a great IPA

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NoBeer4MyDog (14) - West Camp, New York, USA - APR 19, 2011
12 oz. bottle pour. Pours an amber color with an inch foamy tan head. Initial aroma is not really overly strong. Slight hops, pine, and floral hints. Taste is not as bitter as some IPA beers. Again subtle hop flavor is overshadowed by the malt in my opinion. I think this beerís flavors would definitely be better on tap. An average IPA .

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2011
Really happy I tried this beer. Aroma of pine, citrus, and hops. Nice white head. Flavor is creamy, a little pine/citrus mix, great hop flavor! A little bit bitter but not overly. Really nice beer!


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