Holtguy (137) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The economy is terrible. Weíre in the middle of two disastrous wars. Oil is spilling all over the Gulf of Mexico. The government is inept. Sarah Palinís popularity scares me.
But, I can buy a six pack of Torpedo Extra IPA at the supermarket for $8.00. Things arenít all bad.
jeegun (30) - Emeryville, California, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Thick, creamy head and very hoppy in scent. An extra-hoppy IPA thatís on the bitter side, even for an IPA. Good, hoppy IPA.
Dacrza (691) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Moment: a relaxing Sunday afternoon in June...
Glassware: Howardís Pub pint...
Appearance: burnt orange body; thick, crunchy white head that holds well as the glass drains--attractive lacing...
Aroma: spruce and pine--ALL Pacific scents are imported in this as expected--and its intensity preceeds the heightened hops...
Palate: thick, big and full-bodied but deceptively smooth to the sip--the magic is its balance of boldness and drinkability...
Taste: sweetness of caramel with the bitterness of Cascade hops--pleasantly palatable and robust with a dryness that encourages a second glass...
Overall: Sweet and tart--a killer combination that grows in its pleasure, with a warming effect that does not put its ABV on trial..could see this sneaking up on me at a get-together or a slow evening...
rahmdog (55) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 1, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Love this beer. Boom. Hops, start to finish but without the usual level of bitterness. Very flowery aroma with a smooth crisp finish. This is my favorite Sierra Nevada so far, really well put together, congrats.
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 Oz. Bottle. Medium clear amber with a genrous white head. Citrus and piine aroma with some malty sweetness. Plenty green hop flavor with just enough malt sweetness. Assertive bitterness that stays around. A nice stand by IPA. Lots of hop character but not overdone.
KnutAlbert (6398) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely amber, a load of hops in the nose, and the flavour hits pretty hard, too. Decent malty body underneath, but it lack the little extra.
mkel07 (4526) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
355ml bottle. Ticka ll of the boxes and hits all of the right spots. Sits perfectly in the glass with a dense head consisting of tightly packed foam bubbles. Rustic in colour with an aroma that assaults your senses in a good way. Packed full of hops and sweetness and you get just as much satisfaction from smelling it as you do from drinking it.. Hop flavours with a smooth velvety texturs that penetrates all parts of the mouth. Not just a beer but a whole experience.
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 0z bottle. Copper colored, nice thick off-white head with a thin layer of retention and some lacing sticking. Aroma is pine, floral and herbal notes. Generously hoppy flavor, pine and grapefruit, nice crisp bitter finish. Malty underneath, typical of other Sierra Nevada IPAs. This is very drinkable but also quite tasty and not overly bitter.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sierra Nevada Torpedo makes great beer. More bitter than hoppy and very drinkable. I enjoyed this beer very much. Finishes smoother and dryer than I expected. Great Beer, Great experience. If this were available at my Liquor store Iíd stock in my fridge.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not sure how I havenít rated this yet... oh, yeah, Iím lazy. I forgot. Nice citrus hop nose, some caramel and raw sugar. Light to moderate sweetness, a bit of caramel/crystal malts, decent citrus and floral hops. Medium body, gentle carbonation. Not really my style of IPA at all, but the price and availability, along with a solid craft brewer makes this a decent buy.