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RATINGS: 3095   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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kahrboy (2) - Alabama, USA - DEC 27, 2009 does not count
While buying craft beers as gifts, saw it and bought for myself. Now, my choice in IPA, if i can find it.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - DEC 27, 2009
Bottle 0,355 l. Clear amber, whitish head. Nose is beautifully hopped, citric and floral with some forest dropped in and even herbs. Flavor is crisply hopped, fresh and somewhat bitter without much sweetness to balance. Which is actually a good thing. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Bottle. poured with a light, fluffy head. when smelling the brew you get hit with a great rush of hops. The beer starts off very bold with the hopís flavor and is completed with a dry finish. great brew

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peterlemonjelo (42) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 23, 2009
A- What a beautiful looking IPA. Hazy orange color, fluffy head, lacing down the glass, lots of CO2 bubbles rising to the top. Love the fact that a big giant in the Micro world isnít stripping out flavor in favor of a crystal clear beer. Love me some hazy IPAs. S - Doesnít explode, but nice aroma of citrus (orange), grassy hops with hints of caramel malts. T - Lots of bitterness giving way to some caramel malts. I wish it tasted more like it smelled...and find the hop flavor falling behind the bitterness and caramel malts. M - Very nice and sticky. Feels like it looks...not stripped out. High carbonation gives it a nice crispness. D - Very drinkable and sessionable IPA. This one is a keeper. I personally think it could have a little bit of the bitterness shifted to flavor additions (itís not too bitter, but itís a tad bitter relative to the hop flavor)...but itís still a very nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Pours amber in the glass with a nice very light tan head, maintains a good cap and leaves some sticky lacing. Hoppy aroma but rather subdued. Flavor is much bigger, citrus and pine hops, slight caramel malt, bitter finish. Medium carbonation, somewhat creamy. Nice, especially for the price.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esox (1164) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2009
35 cl bottle. Slightly hazy, light copper-golden colour. Medium-sized head, neat lace. Big, hoppy aroma. Sweet mango, sugary apricot, sharp lemon and herbal pine in a good harmony. Some caramelly maltiness in the background but the hops really steal the show. The taste is sweetish and fruity at first but it soon turns to crisp and dry bitterness. Iíd like to have a bit maltier body... Long lasting and biting very bitter finsih. The palate is medium bodied, perfectly carbonated and smooth. Straightforward but very enjoyable. Perfect after Finnish sauna!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (1909) - FINLAND - DEC 23, 2009
Copper brown beer with medium beige head. Aroma is lighter than I expected, but still it is complex: fruits, pine forest, some grass and citrus fruits. Flavour is strongly bitter, dry, pine needles, even resin and in the end flavour is again very bitter and after long end there are hint of fruits again. Nicely slippery and pleasant to drink. Torpedo fullfills need of hops, strong and brutal, but some freshness and fruitfull would be great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1531) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2009
350ml bottle at home on 22nd December 2009. Pours gold with thick white head. Sweetish malt initially before a sharp burst of dry, herby intense hoppiness. Intense bitterness in the finish with some citric fruity notes; very dry finish with evaporating sensation in the mouth.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brew4fun (209) - West Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Aroma complex, predominately hops as one would expect in an IPA. Resin, grass, citrus, faintly woody. Brilliant clear amber, with persistent pillowy off-white head. Much sticky lacing. Taste is medium sweet, over an underlying heavy (but not harsh) bitterness. Full body, oily texture, sticky, thick feel. Soft carbonation, yet 1/4 inch head remains halfway down the glass. Pleasantly lingering bitter finish. Overall, very satisfying with unexpected aspects, such as the fullness of body and restrained citrus quality. Good differences, which makes trying new brews so rewarding!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CamdenD (1110) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 22, 2009
Yet another well made IPA from the west coast. Sierra Nevadaís Pale Ale would in most cases be an IPA, so this Torpedo takes its pale ale and bitters it up a bit and coppers the appearance. You all know what to expect from Sierra Nevada..


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