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RATINGS: 3173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   IBU: 65   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4169) - SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2010
Dark amber color with a nice fluffy head. Sweet roasted malt and hoppy aroma with hint of grapefruit. Sweet very hoppy taste with citrus. Palate is great and the aftertaste is long.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2010
Bottle: Orangish amber with a fluffy white head, nose of pine, citrus, grass, flavor is moderately sweet, doughy, with an aggressive hop finish, pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rags2rags (149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2010
From my notes: Bottle from Winking Lizard; pours a deep amber color with a decent off-white head; laces well. Pine and grapefruit on the nose, accentuated by floral notes. Pine, grapefruit, pepper, and caramel flavors on the tongue. Medium-full bodied. I remember liking this one.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kromamc (192) - ITALY - MAR 14, 2010
bevuta al serpente pub... ottima ipa della sierra a metà tra la pale ale e la harvest come corpo e impiego dei malti ma la luppolatura è decisamente rinforzata rendendola abbastanza resinosa con sentori floreali pompelmo citrico leggero..... il corpo è medio e il maltato leggero l’amaro finale abbastanza lungo e marcato...

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruyehara88 (49) - Killeen, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Deep orange pour, not much of a head. Relatively thick mouthfeel. Nice on the tongue. Taste is mainly of hops (citrus). Long bitter aftertaste. Hops don’t overwhelm which is nice. Light carbonation. I wish I could get more of an aroma except I just took a shower. Will have to rerate at another point but from what I can tell, very good beer. Would be a good beer with a variety of foo.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 13, 2010
12 oz bottle - pours a deep golden color with medium sized fluffy pure white head. Aroma has herbal, slightly citrusy hops, hints of honey, lemon zest, and grains of paradise. Flavor has dry herbal hops, hint of grapefruit and honey, touch of balancing malts, with a firmly bitter finish. Overall this is a bit more firmly bitter than their pale ale, pretty decent overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bullit (4159) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 11, 2010
Bottle from The Cave. Clear golden colour, medium white head. Aroma is quite sweet, malty, quite hoppy and fruity. Flavour is hoppy, citric, malty backbone. Medium carbonation. Quite bitter and fairly dry finish. Well drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgreb (406) - Marburg, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2010
bottle - clear amber beer with a dense beige head. Nice american hops aroma. Prominent Magnum aroma and flavour. Flavour has a nice bitterness which is well balanced with a good maltiness. Medium carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wprestong (3) - California, USA - MAR 6, 2010 does not count
This is my current favorite. Coming to this beer, my standard of reference was the ordinary Sierra Nevada Pale Ale that you see everywhere. This is much hoppier and, I suspect, has a higher alcohol content than that one. I think of ales like this as "stoner" ales because of the primo aroma. Not a beer for novices. If this were your first beer, you’d probably not have a second one, because of the bitterness of the hops, but if you graduate to this from the ordinary SN Pale, you have a great surprise. I buy this by the case at Costco. I think SN Brewing is test-marketing this to us at Costcos in Northern California.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
grikmok (132) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Poured into a golden brown ale that emitted notes of herbal hop. Initial taste of astringency followed by a honey taste that ended with a slight bittersweet. Not as strong as some IPA’s I’ve had, but it’s definitely a memorable beer.


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