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RATINGS: 3004   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11282) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2009
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

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PalCabral (124) - SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2009
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2009
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. Quite nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSamPHD (67) - Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA - OCT 3, 2009
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.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (4508) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2009
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 AP: same 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (5031) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2009
Bottle. Clear amber color, big head. Malt, fruits and grape. Bitter and rather well balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JaffaHawk23 (71) - Broomfield(via Iowa City), Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2009
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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (1767) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 2, 2009
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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mybrainhurts (356) - North Dakota, USA - OCT 2, 2009
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 30, 2009
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.


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