gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle to 1/2 pint glass. Pours slightly hazy yellow, decent white head. Taste is pleasant, bracing herbal bitterness, with a malty, grainy, earthy background. Good dry hoppy finish. Tasty.
itfitz (10) - California, USA - MAY 27, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow -- can you say "over-hopped"?
This Extra IPA goes overboard with the hop aroma and flavor, nearly negating any malty tones in the beer. But is that a bad thing? Not in this case. The bitter citrus hops are like a depth charge and combined with a moderate carbonation -- it’s an all-hands-on-deck experience that makes one of the best commercially-available beers.
This isn’t an IPA for landlubbers; its in-your-face experience and high alcohol (7.2%) will take you to Davey Jones’ Locker rather quickly if you’re not careful.
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured with hazy, almost orange color with an off-white, lacing foam. Aroma of citrus peel, pine, flowers, some caramel. Medium body with decent carbonation, and a dry aftertaste. Alcohol well hidden. Nice, enjoyable.
wbdace (50) - los angeles, California, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle) Pours reddish amber with nice head and long lasting lacing.
Hoppy aroma, bitter flavor and finish. All in all an excellent IPA, one of Sierra’s best brews.
TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium white head and a dark brown hue not much carbonation spotted in the glass. It might taste lively but it doesn’t really look it. The aroma is a distinct lime like citrus backed by certain hops hotes. An cerain flowery aroma completely overtakes the malt. Now lets taste. Yeah the flavor copletely backs up the hop aroma blocking out any malt taste. So overly green its like a grassy garden of bitter spruce and pine. If malt is in this it is buried. These guys went a bit overboard on the piney specialty. This is uneven. Its hard to feel one wayh or the other about the palate. Too much hops makes this a frankenstien monster of an IPA. This torpedo leaves me sunken by the hops.
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle purchased at Buyrite Liquors in South Plainfield NJ.
Appearance: Standard IPA Tangelo Orange, excellent clarity, 1-2 finger off white foam head, good oily sheen, retention and lacing.
Smell: citrus, flowers, dry hopped perhaps. Not overpowering by not one dimensional either. A minor malt component and fruitiness in addition to the hops.
Taste: Initial citrus hop flavor that opens up into a sweet strawberry kiwi note and finishes with a touch of floral hop bitterness. Well done combination of hops and fruitiness.
Mouthfeel: A touch thin for my liking with decent carbonation.
Drinkability: While the mouthfeel is a touch thin for my likes, it adds to the drinkability. This IPA has a nice flavor and kicks back with ease.
This was my first sampling of SN Torpedo and I really enjoyed it!
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-08-2009
thorongil2 (1779) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) clear, medium amber color with tall, light brown head; aroma of hops, spruce; taste of hops, bit unbalanced towards the bitter side, with long medium bitter finish - good IPA but not great by any stretch of imagination - far inferior to IPA offerings from Bells, Stone, or Dogfish Head
aaronbr (139) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 19, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A decent, if relatively low-key west-coast IPA. Nice golden-orange appearance. Tastes like Sierra Nevada Pale with a much hoppier kick, and a bit of a better taste. A good IPA overall, and an excellent standard brew from Sierra Nevada.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1001) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Honey-Amber with lot’s of nice rising bubbles. off-white head, two fingers. Smells of a flower garden, lemon, lemonade, candy. Taste is similar- well balanced and sweet up front, with a tingling bitterness in the center of the palate that comes and goes in the finish. The sap comes out after a couple more sips. Good stuff!
JulienHuxley (4319) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Fred82. Nice copper pour with white head. Aroma is hoppy (piney, herbs and spicy hops, in that order.) with a nice caramel smell too. Taste is quite bitter, a little bit too much so. Good but off balance towards the bitterness.