RateBeer
overall
98
98
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2857   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trev (1890) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2009
light copper pour with a thin head. aroma is piney and some citrus hop. some caramel maltiness underneath. flavour is again piney hop in the front, medium malt body, floral bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Hazy light orange with big thick white head. Aroma of floral hops and sweet bread malts with a hint of citrus. Flavor follows suit with the big malts inching dominance over the more subtle grassy-floral-chalk hop flavors, finishes slightly bitter. Texture is medium-bodied and somewhat watery. Overall a decent single IPA with a good malt-hop balance, masked abv, and an overly bitter and chalky finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luv2brew (196) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2009
This is much more bitter than their flagship ale. It has a wonderful body, but is also extra bitter a la the name

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (7965) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2009
Cask, GBBF 09. Golden with a small head. Aromas are toasty malts with lots of peach and melon. Some toffee with pine coming through. Flavours are hoppy, floral and fresh. Green peppery and bitter pine with plenty of lemon and peach fruitiness. Sweet grapefruit with associated bitterness towards the finish. Strong marmalade notes. Quite viscous on the palate. Sweet, hoppy and very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4227) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2009
Cask@GBBF, 2009. Dark bronze beer with a lightly hopped aroma and a slightly vinous and quite deeply hopped, bitter and lightly malty flavour. Overall an average IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Nose is grassy, vinous hops and a bit of apple cider acidity. Flavor is really solidly balanced: rose hip, and more of the bitter apple that moves into the standard IPA grapefruit bitterness on the roof of the mouth. FInishes crisp and clean. Really well done and highly quaffable. SN continues to impress.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
otismulligan (34) - Yardley, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2009
bottle pour into pint glass. nice orange/rust color. Thick frothy head. an IPA drinker’s IPA. subttle hop flavor that doesn’t over power,

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Duhast500 (378) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass The color is orange/gold. Nice and clear with a good amount of carbonation. Also has a nice off-white, foamy head that leaves a nice film on the glass. The smell is spicy. Bold hop flavor and some floral feel to it. The taste is a bit strong. It takes a minuet to get used to the nice hoppy flavor and great spicy flavor. Also has a nice sweet malt flavor. Torpedo is well balanced between a nice better hop feel and a spicy/sweet malt feel. Goes down well with a aftertaste that only lasts through the first few sips. It really is a beer rollercoaster

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Bottle. Pours copper with white head. Aroma is pine, caramel, and grassy hops. Flavor is bitter hops with grapefruit and pine notes. Slight caramel in the finish. Another solid offering from Sierra Nevada.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkBarnes (375) - Waterville, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Aug. 4, 2009; 12 oz. bottle. Sierra Nevada brews consistently-excellent beers, and they’ve knocked it out of the park with this one. As an IPA, it tops the very good, but slightly unbalanced & harsh, "Celebration Ale" they’ve brought out seasonally. Perfectly-balanced -- i.e., not over-the-top "hoppy" -- with a long, pleasingly-bitter palate that’s equal parts hops & alcohol. As a big fan of the brewery & the style, it’s difficult to imagine how this could be topped.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 207 208 209  210  211 212 213 » 286


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50