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RATINGS: 3212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sepia5 (237) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Pours a translucent amber with minimal white head. Nose is pine and lemon rind, but mostly pine. Flavor matches the nose. Reminds me quite a bit of the Harvest, just not as clean or refreshing. A solid IPA and another very good offering from Sierra Nevada.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (1079) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2015 Poured from bottle. Malt and hop in aroma. Looks like typical IPA. Pine and grapefruit hop flavors dominate. Finished nicely. Another winner from Sierra Nevada.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2010 Pours cloudy light amber with a light .5" of whispy foam. Aroma is very clean; heavy citrus hops, grapefruit, slightly herbal with a small hit of lemon tea. Taste is very clean with well defined malt and hop flavors with a fairly crisp finish. The Sierra Nevada signature yeast definitely shines by helping to give a very clean flavor profile. The malt is slightly sweet up front and is balanced nicely with the smooth bitterness and clean finish. Very very good, not great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wmubronco1992 (670) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Bottle into Pint glass. Pours a medium amber with large off white head. Very good lacing. Stong aroma of pine. Medium palate. Very hoppy and bitter. I really like IPAís but this one was more bitter then I care for. It didnít seem to have anything to balance out the bitterness. Stong monthfeel, but something seemed to be off. Have read may fine reviews of this, but my experience didnít live up to expectations. Maybe the bottle was old or just bad. Bought as a single. Will have to seek it out again before judging it too harshly

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Bottle into shaker. Nice clear amber pour with a decent white head and medium amount of bubbles. The aroma is resinous/slightly floral and you definitely get a healthy dose of the same type of hops in the flavor. Went great with indian food.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hero12 (184) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Light amber color with small white head that lingers, decent lacing. Aroma is all hops. Taste is the same, some citrus, a little different than most ipaís Iíve had. Medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation and a smooth but bitter finish. One of my favorites.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
altonbrownd (3953) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Bottle from Brattleboro Food Co-op. Nice amber body with thick white head. Hoppy nose with citrus notes. Quite hoppy. Nice texture. An enjoyable IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leafs93 (1896) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Pours a deep copper with a nice tan head, decent lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine and resin. Excellent bitterness with a smooth mouthfeel, a slight sweetness on the finish. Very enjoyable.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kingofhop (2) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 8, 2010 does not count
Beautiful beer. Smells like heaven. Taste is excuisite, hoppy with a little malt backbone. Head holds forever, lacing is perfect. My go-to IPA, price is right. And man, that 7.2% sneaks up on you!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gary (1664) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2015 A fine,fine American IPA . Hop skills , drinkability , good boost . A chewy , floral , aromatic palate ,dry air fresh notes , caramel , woody pencil shavings . i regular summer beer for me.


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