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RATINGS: 3120   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2010
Bottle. Copper, medium head. Flowery perfume and grapefruity hops in the nose. Good, full mouthfeel, lots of hoppy bitterness in the finish. Up there with the best of them.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdtm82 (912) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2010
An awesome IPA from Sierra Nevada. A hop bomb. Awesome IBU. Smell is something else. I am loving this. Amber colour is stunning. It tricks you into looking innocent yet kicks you in the receptors like an a bomb. I’m astounded by the hops. Wow hope this is consistent. Love this stuff. Consumed on bottle at home. Poured into narrow pint glass but wiill experiment with other bottle into a wider glass for aroma reasons as these hops are stunning.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirstybob (36) - Isle Of Wight, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2010
Bought in HEB in Houston. Very pleasant pine and citrusy on nose and with some malt on the palate. Really well balanced. I was actually surprised at how very drinkable it is. A very good IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 29, 2010
A really bold but balanced IPA. The hops aren’t just a bitter muddle. The bitterness holds but doesn’t sit there wrecking the palate. It encourages another sip. Pours a pretty orange-ish color. Floral bouquet.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 28, 2010
Fine looking ale, rich reddish brown with fine lacing. Sharp pine and fresh citrus on the nose, leading to a fine balance of bitterness and sweetness on the tounge. A fine IPA; a clean tasting vibrant hop explosion that doesn’t numb the tounge. Bubbling citrus fizz remains on the palate until the next sip. Best IPA I’ve tasted, I think.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (3224) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2014 Rocky head, mixed bubbles, patchy lace. Nose is mostly pine w/ a bit of sharpness, maybe a bit of a lavender dusty smell. Slightly sweet malts w/ a bit of iced tea like huskiness balanced by resiny bitterness. Mildly citric and right on the edge of being harsh or soapy but instead just bracing. Medium bodied, not sticky or oily, with firm carbonation that suits the style. I prefer either the seasonal Celebration ale to this but this is a decent IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stephen7424 (30) - Burns Harbor, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Good looking beer with deep reddish color, with a smooth and bready malt presence and over-the-top hop aromas. Solid bitterness and a massive hop flavor, yet remains easy drinking with a pleasant dry finish. A good sixer to drink in the summer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chickencoop (188) - California, USA - JAN 25, 2010
First off, i’m biased, I love Sierra Nevada and everythibg they do and what they have done, they are consistant and solid. The beer pours a clean deep amber, strong citrusy pine notes. Taste is a very balanced strong hops with a sweet malt finish. This beer is what most IPA’s try to be, and Sierra does it everyday, a consistant clean IPA that highlights the hops, but balances out the finish with the malts, making this a very drinkable tasty brew. It seems that everybody out here is doing an IPA, what sets these guys apart is that from bottle 1 to bottle 1000, they taste the same, and all good, not hit or miss like the 22oz. pretty label IPA’s that are stuffing the shelves.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5712) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2010
( 12oz bottle) Pours deep golden with nice 2 finger head and good lacing. Nose of really nice piney and citrus notes going on here. Lots of hops. Taste of pine notes, and almost no bitterness, great malt backbone here. Creamy, perfectly carbonated, oily slick, and near perfect mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2010
12oz bottle from Whole Foods mix-six cooler. Copper/amber pour with a sticky, off white head that left some nice lacing. Resin, pine and floral notes are quite prevelant. Flavors of pine, some grapefruit, grass and a nice caramel/malt balance. Lingering hop bitter with some spiciness. More depth/character than SNPA.


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