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RATINGS: 3129   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4749) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2010
Bottled. The aroma has grass, pine and citrus. Orange coloured beer with a medium, off-white head. The taste is bitter, has the grass/pine/citric hops and a malty background. Bit sharp finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2445) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Reddish gold pour off white head ... light lacing ... aroma of floral hops and sweet bready malt ... a balanced taste of earthy sweet malt and citrusy hops with a bitter light lingering dry finish ... a medium ipa that is sessionable tastes just like the description gotta love that

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
donttreadonme (91) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2010
UPDATED: APR 4, 2010 This is a great double IPA - no hop bomb, as itís way more complex. Not as aggressive as a Victory Hop Devil, seems more refined. More medium body, just the right punch of alcohol and hops. Another fine brew from Sierra.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trevor211 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Great orange pour, with a dissipating off-white head. Citrus and floral hops on the nose - not too pungent - seriously bitter. More of a honey-malt backbone than caramel. This one has some serious bitterness - borderline acerbic - with an aftertaste that reminds me of old keystone light commercials. Full mouthfeel, though, and if you can handle the IBUs, itís pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsga (6553) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2011 Biggish offwhite head. Amber body with strong carbonation. Fruity resiny grassy hop aroma with honey, mango, and caramel notes. Bitter-sweet caramelly mango hop taste with roasty floral resiny notes. Some astringency, but otherwise mild mouthfeel. Fullish body. Dry citric mango and wood aftertaste with spicy floral notes. Excellent! Complex, drinkable, and interesting. (0.33l bottle, Systembolaget, Stockholm.)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Evocatus (72) - USA - MAR 20, 2010
Pours a orange-amber color with a khaki head about 1.5 cm thick. Head dies to a ring soon enough. Aroma is a mix of floral scents, hops, and some malt. Taste is more of the same only that the hops are stronger as you can taste the bitterness as it goes down. Maybe some citrus hints in there as well. Overall well carbonated and dry. Now this is just my personal bias, but Iím not a huge fan of IPAs, especially really dry ones like this, so I donít find this that drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4156) - SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2010
Dark amber color with a nice fluffy head. Sweet roasted malt and hoppy aroma with hint of grapefruit. Sweet very hoppy taste with citrus. Palate is great and the aftertaste is long.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2010
Bottle: Orangish amber with a fluffy white head, nose of pine, citrus, grass, flavor is moderately sweet, doughy, with an aggressive hop finish, pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rags2rags (149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2010
From my notes: Bottle from Winking Lizard; pours a deep amber color with a decent off-white head; laces well. Pine and grapefruit on the nose, accentuated by floral notes. Pine, grapefruit, pepper, and caramel flavors on the tongue. Medium-full bodied. I remember liking this one.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kromamc (192) - ITALY - MAR 14, 2010
bevuta al serpente pub... ottima ipa della sierra a metŗ tra la pale ale e la harvest come corpo e impiego dei malti ma la luppolatura Ť decisamente rinforzata rendendola abbastanza resinosa con sentori floreali pompelmo citrico leggero..... il corpo Ť medio e il maltato leggero líamaro finale abbastanza lungo e marcato...


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