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RATINGS: 3129   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3191) - Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Slightly hazed copper with some particulate. Good head. Creamy texture and lasts a while. Some citrus zest and pine in the aroma, but not exactly big aroma for the style, at least modern interpretations with dry hopping so prevalent. The hoppiness comes out much more in the flavor finishing up with a fairly sharp bitterness that is not unpleasant. Light fruitiness under the hops in the aroma.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 11, 2010
Lovely aroma, full of fruit (pears, lemons, grapes) and a hint of alcohol. Quite a nice white-wine (sauvignon?) element. Bits of sugar, candy (sherbet). Flavours are smooth and even. Delicious fruity candyness full of hops, balanced by a crisp malt sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmasa (324) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2010
Clear, amber color, moderate, white head; aroma of pinewood hops, citrus, sweet malt in the background; mouthfeel is a bit tangly, but also pretty smooth; in flavor slightly harsh bitterness is balanced by (a bit too much) sweet malt; still remains enjoyble.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (4424) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Bottle.Smells like a combination of marijuana and piney grassy hops. Flavor follows aroma. Almost 1.5*IPA, not a IPA, not a IIPA. Decent brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2349) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2010
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours clear amber with a thin white layer. Malt, metall, hops, caramell and bitter oranges. A bit to sharp to be realy drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linnet (1209) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2010
UPDATED: APR 3, 2011 Creamy dirty white head, amber colour, lacing A: Hops, berries, passionfruit, grapefruit F: Big bite, pine, soap, citrus, grapefruit, not so much floral or fruity notes. M: Smooth yet crisp and fresh. T: Bitterness which is nice is not very well balanced, still a very competent IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnoaksson (700) - , SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2010
Med Sierra Nevada behöver man aldrig tveka. Som sig bör har de bryggt ett öl på källklar kärlek och den renaste passion. Beskan är vänlig men bestämd och lotsar en genom Torpedos berusande vackra flora av aromer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2010
12oz. Bottle from VBM in Buffalo. Pours a clear copper/orange with a medium sized fluffy white head. Some fine sediment floaties and light lacing. Nice aroma of fruits, citrus, some nuts, malts and hops. Flavor is a good balance of malts and floral hops. Mild overall, thin finish. Solid IPA

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sabrinic (23) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Bottle. Clear amber color. Well balanced flavor, good level of bitterness (not too strong yet not too weak). Taste of pine, citrus, herbs. In general an enjoyable IPA which is easy to drink and affordable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (2063) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2010
355 mL bottle. A lovely copper-brown with a medium-sized, rocky, beige head. Big resiny aroma with a little sharp citrus underneath. Hop flavour and bitterness hits early. The flavour remains through the middle, but the bitterness is temporarily is overtaken by a brown sugar sweetness from the malt. In the end, the bitterness returns with a vengeance, and all else falls by the wayside. Sierra did well to give this beer a decent body without amping up the ABV. A nice beer and an excellent value for under two bucks.


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