Christian (11282) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2010 Cask at GBBF 2009. Amber with a small off-white head. Strong pine and grapefruit hop aroma. Grapefruit peel also dominates the flavour followed by a really bitter finish
Bottled, 2010. Same notes, same score. Very intense
PalCabral (124) - SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Truely beautiful beer, but the up front hoppiness whacks the tastiness of the drink Not even the high residual sweetness of this beer makes it. Maybe the torpedo is just a little too efficient extracting flavors when dry hopping? Not my favorite SN.
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Soft, citrusy aroma. Citrus, both orange and grapefruit, made themselves known right from the start along with the rounded malts. Leads into a dry, bitter finish.
DrSamPHD (67) - Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a transparent amber hue with a thin off-white head. Aroma is of hops, pine and grass. Tastes hoppy with a kick of sweetness on the back. Pretty good.
Nisse666 (4508) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2009
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2013 Ups - 2009 intage IPA, not on purpose or???
ons 2011-03-10 Göteborg
AR: still loaded with pine and pineapple and some caramel sweetness
F: bitter, more laidback fruit and pine aromas, great bitterness, dry but fruity finish. Rateing: 3,6 - no new rateing calc.
Bottle 12 C
AR: hoppy, apricot purč, orange drops (sweety), fenominal fine fine aromas.
AP: lite orange colured high peaky creamt head, orange cristal clear.
F: Fruity flavour (hard to define), strong hoppy flavour, heavy, heavy bitternes, light honey sweetness
AF: heavy bittnerness, one should have consumed someting else* before the Torpedo.
* or a few
gyllenbock (5031) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear amber color, big head. Malt, fruits and grape. Bitter and rather well balanced.
JaffaHawk23 (71) - Broomfield(via Iowa City), Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best new IPA’s to show up in local stores. Beautiful clear copper color. Nice lacing. Piney hop flavor with a nice bitter finish. This stands up to most if not all the Colorado IPA’s I get to regularly enjoy.
poisoneddwarf (1767) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 2, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Smells of piney hops, malt. Pours a beautiful head with nice lacing; copper hue. Tastes of pine, alcohol. Pleasant bitterness lingers on the back of the tongue. Awesome, full-bodied IPA.
mybrainhurts (356) - North Dakota, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
HH’s O-FEST TASTING: Herbal, piney hops, juicyfruit, and some malts in the nose. Nice balance of malts and hops. Grapefruit, caramel, and toffee flavors. Alcohol well hidden. I liked it.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (in NZ). A bright amber with a large airy foam head. Interestingly, the caramal malt dominates the nose, with the piney/citrus hops subdued. There’s no doubting the hops in the pallet, as they charge full steam ahead. Doesn’t have that chalkiness that this level of hopping can come with, just a big and clean bitterness. Doesn’t have the malty flavour I look for in an IPA, but a good example of what you can do with a lot of hops.