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RATINGS: 3444   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (1163) - Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Pours a shiny orange with a fading white head. Smells of many different hops with some notable citrus tones. Has very strong hop flavors and with that bready malt smoothness for a pleasant combination of bitter and sweet. Medium-bodied with a great texture that just fills the mouth and carbonation that tingles the tongue that hides under the bitterness of the hops. Torpedo finishes lightly bitter and definitely dry and lasting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoFi (1708) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2010
UPDATED: APR 8, 2011 Bottle. Copper with a large foamy white head leaving quite a lot of lacing. Aroma of fresh hops: citrus, pine, floral and herbal, also caramel, toffee, some spices. Taste: lots of hops, citrus, pine, herbs, soap, caramel, quite a large peppery bitterness. Quite a full body. Very long bitter finish and aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 15, 2010
Tap @ SIERRA TAPHOUSE. Clear, honey body topped with a fully-lasting offwhite head. Hoppy aroma dominated by flowers and citrus with musk and peach. Medium body with avg. Carb and a balanced finish. Flavor is lightly sweet with honey and a fair amount of hops, citrus like grapefruit with rind, pine...long, fairly bitter finish. A nice IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ska (227) - ITALY - NOV 13, 2010
33cl bottle, clear amber color, medium beige head, citrus (grapefruit and lemon) and grass aroma with caramel and pine notes, gently hoppy bitter flavor, medium body, dry finish with hops and pine aftertaste, nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (3508) - Mosterřy, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2010
Cloudy, golden orange with a tanned head. Fresh, grapefruit, berries, peaches and apricot in the aroma. Most inviting. Sweet, malty, bitter and complex. Long bitter dry finish.. Full body, Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (14057) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2010
bottle. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit, peaches, fruit. Flavour is pine, grapefruit, fruit, citrus, peaches. bitter finish. Full bodied nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (3306) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2010
350ml bottle. Pours dark orange with a large head. Aroma is piney hops. Pine starts with some grapefruit after. Very bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2010 Cloudy orange-reddish-copper pour with a pretty nice fluffy white head that leaves lots of lacing rings. Unexpectedly, the sweet malt aroma is the first thing I noticed. Caramel and bready malts are accented nicely by loads of citrus hops. Flavor is more grassy than the aroma, but still bursting with citrus hop flavor. Slightly herbal, almost like tea. Malt flavor is doughy, not as caramel-centric as it smelled. Mouthfeel is very lively, maybe a little too carbonated. Very balanced beer, not too sweet and not just a hop bomb. Very easy drinking as far as IPAs are concerned, but I’m not sure I understand why it’s considered one of the best out there.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Caskalefan (163) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2010
Celebration was my go-to beer of the 80s-early 90s, and Torpedo eclipses it. Beautiful honey/amber color, creamy, but sprightly body, super-complex aroma that is even juicier than Celebration’s. Citrus rind, grapefruit, resin, apricot, strawberry jam, apple, pepper, and just a touch of ashyness in the long, earthy, spicy hop finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dynamiteninja (1808) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2010
Bottle. Thin off-white head, amber-copper body. Juicy malt, plenty of grapefruit hops. Pine and herbs. Citrus. The biscuit and alcohol coming through, followed by strawberry jam and apricots and finally fruits. Nice bitter flavour with some sweet notes. A bitter dry finish, moderate carbonation. Basically just a"bigger" version of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.


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