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RATINGS: 2854   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMerritt (1769) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Bottled, courtesy of Narnad. Pours dark copper with a very large, densely packed tan head. Flowery, fruity and citric nose: grapefruit, peach blossoms, nectarines - aroma leans more towards the fruity the more you sniff it. Wow - a nice big, fruity flavor, peaches and apricots dominate with underlying pine tar. Finish is dry with tannins and sticky fruit juice. SImply put: awesome.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2009
12 oz bottle via Hagen. Chilled for 30 minutes..approx 54f....a little on the warm side for me....Pours a clear copper with a huge compact beige head. Nose is nice herbal and citrus hop mix. Taste is a mix of toffee, pine, orange, apricot and pine. Very balanced between sweet and bitter. Quite plesent and complex hop profile. Body is medium/full. Very very well put together IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 3, 2009
THOUGHTS: Nice, but not a huge departure from the flagship and nowhere near as complex or compelling as the Harvest beers. Nothing spectacular, but will put together. A nicely balanced beer. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a medium, orangey amber with an average, off-white head that kept a decent sheet and left beautiful lacing. The aroma was nice but weak for the style. There was light to moderate malt, moderate citrus (grapefruit and orange) hops and lighter pine hops and oddly enough some spearmint. The initial flavor was sweet and acidic; while the finish was lightly sweet, rather bitter and lightly acidic with a long, but average for the style finish. There was caramel malt, grapefruit citrus hops, orange, a little pine and maybe some mint. The medium body was a little oily then dry with lightly fizzy carbonation and a light astringent and light metallic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaymobrown (1649) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2009
It was easy drinking. Hoppy, yes. But also easy to drink. I’ve had some beers that become impossible halfway let alone through a six pack. I thought this did reasonably well. Citrus hop flavors. Yellow color; lots of lacing and residue. Given this and a regular SN, I’d pick this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
6ROW (403) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2009
i can only hope this is what heaven will be like. big hops aroma and taste . not a very bitter after taste

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (884) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2009
12 ounce bottle from South Bay Drugs ($1.79). Pours a golden orange color with only a bit of off-white head. Aroma is pine forest and some fruity hop tones, but altogether not very strong like many IPAs. Flavor is similarly toned down. There’s no initial hoppy kick but rather a mellow maltiness is noticeably. But then you’re quickly reminded that this is an IPA as the hops kick in (again pine along with some grapefruit) and it turns bitter. However, it’s somewhat less bitter than many other of the California IPAs. The finish has a persistent lingering bitterness which I like.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
coyotehunter (667) - , Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Bottle. Pours orange with a cream colored head. Has a skunky hoppy stinky goodness to it. Smells like a hop cone. Tastes like a hop cone too. Watered down though. Lots of bitter right out the gate, and a touch in the aftertaste. But damn delicious.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dalek123 (103) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Pours amber with a big offwhite head. Tastes bready. malty , notes of pine with a sharp dry finish. Very well balanced IPA, bitterness level is upfront but still goes down smoothly. Excellent.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
crajun (936) - , Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Great looking and smelling beer. but I just can’t drink it - wayyy too oppy/ bitter for me...not my style I guess

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Nice IPA from Sierra... it has the hop character I look for in an IPA. Nice hoppy citrus, pine hop flavor... personally, I would have liked a little less malt character. Excellent on tap, good in the bottle.


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