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RATINGS: 3000   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - OCT 26, 2009
This is a good beer, but certainly not one of the top beers in its category...while it is very hoppy, its also hugely bitter as well. The best ones have a nicer balance IMO.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillWyce (745) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Pours hazy orange-amber with a thick off-white head. Aroma was grapefruity hops with a spicy undertone. Very smooth. The flavor of the hops wasn’t as strong as expected, but had a nice depth to it. A touch of a spice note, as well as a little citrus comes through in the aftertaste. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - OCT 24, 2009
Tasted 10/9 bottle. Looks: Gold body, thick foam. Aroma: Mostly astringent/pine hops instead of the fruity SNPA profile. Taste: A decent middle of the road Ipa/IIpa. Nothing spectacular and nothing off. A little one dimensional.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilsnerrogge (2536) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2009
Bottled:
Pours deep orange/amber with a thick head. Aroma is caramel, apricots and lots of hops. Flavour is loads of resiny hops. There’s also some notes of salty liquorice. Really long bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arkurzynski (1589) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2009
Pours light amber with frothy head. Aroma is pleasantly hoppy, just a touch of grass. Very nice hop flavor. Balanced towards hop and not malt as expected. Clean with bitter finish. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2009
Bottled at Hunter’s. Hazy amber, nice pale head with tight creamy lace. Sweet, mildly exotic fruity nose, hint of resin, lots of caramel, kiwi. Flavor is mellow pine, clean yeastiness, sweet malts, resin and licorice in the finish, along with some grapefruit bitterness. Very soft mouhfilling palate. That yeast mellows it quite a bit, but that makes it just more drinkable. A nice little brother to Bigfoot, there’s a lot similarity in the hop profile.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - OCT 21, 2009
(12 oz bottle) Copper in color with a light gold head. Left a nice lace on the glass, but seemed to go away quickly. Aroma is floral/ piney with taste to back it up. For a "Extra IPA" I expected a less balanced beer with more hops coming through in both aroma and taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CHILLINDYLAN (1) - Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2009 does not count
Brilliant clear copper with a creamy offwhite head. Beautiful sticky lacing. Fresh pungent hops! Floral, Pine, Citrus, Tropical Fruits... the hops are crazy! A caramel bready malt background. Medium bodied, sticky, dry, bitter, extremely hoppy brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Pours an amber gold with tan-white head. Smells of bitter citrus hops. Citrus hoppy taste, quite bitter. Grapefruit. Definitely good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2009
12 oz bottle from Princeton’s. Orange pour with a decent head. Slightly hoppy aroma with a bit of pine coming through. Flavor is on the bitter side as is the finish. Decent beer but the bitter comes through a bit too much for me more than the flavor.


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