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RATINGS: 3442   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bkurtz (1060) - MOROCCO - DEC 31, 2010
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Poured a golden/amber with a soft head. Great spice aromas and a bitterness on the palate straight away followed by a nice malt. It’s all there, this is why different beer styles exist. Well made.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerMePodcast (96) - Palm Desert, California, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Great head with a good retention. Pine and citrus aroma with Sierra’s hop stamp all over it. Same in the taste with a solid bitter finish. An incredibly drinkable beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RexTalionis (3489) - FINLAND - DEC 29, 2010
Bottle 33 cl. Poured copperbronze colour with huge white head. Aroma is fruity and hoppy. Nice combination of forrest, fruits and malts in flavour. Good one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Love this IPA! Pours a deep gold with a creamy white head that hangs around. Citrus, piney aroma with no maltiness coming through. Flavor is very hoppy, but very smooth, and easy to drink with a little malt character coming through.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thicksuds (449) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 23, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2012 Excellent IPA, pretty much perfect IMO, nice hops, but a great malt balance and a sweet quality to it that makes it very easy to drink, and smooth tasting. A well put together IPA that is classic Sierra Nevada.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Pours orange/ red with 1/2 finger off white head. Sweet caramel and pine with a touch citrus in the nose. Big, dry bitter overtakes sweet, caramel backbone, piny and earthy. Good mouthfeel. Another solid offering.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1860) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2010
bottle: reddish copper pour with off-white head. Arouma is pine and minerals. Sweet caramel malts, touch of sugar candies. Resinous piney hops, and thick herbaceous notes. Smooth almost chewy thick body with a hint of solventy pinesol. Bitter sticks to the tongue but fades after a few moments revealing some longer lasting astringency. Tasty. Solid IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ronaldtheriot (1763) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA has a thin, off-white, creamy head and a cloudy orange appearance, with medium carbonation. The aroma is of sharp, piney hops, and the taste is of an overriding hoppiness, with some citrus and oiliness. Mouth-feel is moderately heavy, and Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA finishes delicious and satisfying. I highly recommend this beauty! RJT

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (4959) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 19, 2010
Lots of pine and lots of lemon in this beer. Very balanced, very well made. Dry. Doesn’t try to be too hardcore with massive booze and doesn’t try to be over hoppy. Confident, sturdy IPA. I like.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mithe (1489) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 17, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2015
(Bottle 0,33l) (17.12.2010)
Floral, sweet aroma, light citrusy/caramel or something other, but very pleasant aroma. Light hazy dark golden color. Huge, all time white head. Light sweet, hops/herbs/floral taste. Really full body. Light creamy/sticky texture. Long light bitter, light astringent finish. Very good beer, really fit my taste. (200 beer on RB :) ) (8.5.8.5..16=4.2)

(tap 0,3l @ OP (Brno)) (9.3.2015)
Aroma: Hops, floral, fruity.
Appearance: Clear amber color. Medium, white head.
Taste: Medium sweet, medium bitter, hops, floral, fruity, light caramel.
Palate: Full body. Creamy texture. Long bitter finish.
Overall: Well balanced taste. Not so great as before but still very good IPA. (7.4.8.5..16=4.0)


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