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RATINGS: 3096   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   IBU: 70   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Pours light amber with a big, foamy off-white head. Nose is all floral hops and very crisp. Initial taste is malty and sweet with an almost brown ale type quality, but the hops strike back fast. Finish is very hoppy, with a bit more bitter to it than the nose had. Nothing overtly fancy but certainly a solid IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daliesque (60) - Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2010
amberish, really nice nose: citrus pine and a sweetness at the end. itís hoppy, for sure, but iím kind of meh about the taste in general. it feels really carbonated.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacDouglass (88) - Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Aroma: not only fresh, but fresh and green, I can close my eyes and picture a hopper full of hops pellets, wonderful, especially for hops lovers; Appearance: very good blend of orange and brown, looks very natural; Taste: a very superior IPA, huge mouthfuls of hops flavor with a perfect bitter bite, I ate a hops pellet once, and this is a liquid distillation of that experience but with a masterful way of making you want to come back again and again for another swig; Palate: very "full" mouthfeel, but only in the mouth, not in the stomach, if you love IPAs, you could drink more than one at a sitting without the hops becoming overbearing; Overall: one of my favorite IPAs, and Iíve had quite a few (although I am new to the site so I havenít rated very many yet), certainly one of the freshest, greenest IPAs out there, go Sierra Nevada

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sm89walt (1783) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2010
35cl bottle. Poured a clear, ruddy copper with a mostly lasting and easily regenerative rocky two finger off-white head, leaving some bubbles & thickness on the sides of the glass. Lime, pine, grapefruit hops and caramel/toffee malt aromas. Grapefruit & pine bitter hop flavours with a lovely strawberry, peachy sweetness in the back. The finish isnít too lingering or harsh, nicely rounded with just a bit of clinging peppery bite. Some brightness from the carbonation keeps the mouthfeel fresh on a medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mixmasterob (922) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Pours a darkish red with a big head, left lots a lots of lace on the glass. Aroma is very hop forward with some citrus notes as well as some grassy and earthy notes. Drinks smooth although it does have an emphatic bitterness from the get go. It finishes dry with a nice hoppy flavor that goes til the end.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Had this one right after drinking Samuel Adams Latitude 48 and found this one to be easier drinking... Not at all saying Latitue 48 is bad, its actually a very good beer... but this one wasnít as sweet and to me made it easier to drink... very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2010
bottle buy in czech beer fest for 4 USD, nice ale hoppy aroma, golden to amber colour, hazy, white foam, rocky head, very bitter, medium sweetness, full body, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish, nice velvet bitter taste. I love this beers.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
jkgraham (13) - Mississippi, USA - JUN 14, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2010 OK, Iím a rookie and Iíve tried only two IPAs: Dogfish Head 60 Minute and Sierra Nevada Torpedo. After drinking this at least I can pick out the hop flavors when I try other beers. IPAs are supposed to be bitter and that it is; but aside from bitter I though the Sierra Nevada was more carbonated had stronger flavors of pine, cedar, and citrus. I liked it better. If youíre into IPAs then I would suggest trying it. However, this style is not for me.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djredpop (101) - Downriver, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Aroma: grass / citrus / grain. Clear medium gold-copper with decent head and retention, good lacing. Good olí IPA strong hops character well-balanced with light caramel malt. Frothy, medium-light mouthfeel. Bitter, dry finish. Pretty good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sudsmeister (65) - Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Another Sierra Nevada staple of mine. Dry, hoppy, tasty and relatively cheap. What a great brewery!


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