gunnfryd (14189) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit, peaches, fruit. Flavour is pine, grapefruit, fruit, citrus, peaches. bitter finish. Full bodied nice beer.
tommann (3390) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
350ml bottle. Pours dark orange with a large head. Aroma is piney hops. Pine starts with some grapefruit after. Very bitter finish.
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2010 Cloudy orange-reddish-copper pour with a pretty nice fluffy white head that leaves lots of lacing rings. Unexpectedly, the sweet malt aroma is the first thing I noticed. Caramel and bready malts are accented nicely by loads of citrus hops. Flavor is more grassy than the aroma, but still bursting with citrus hop flavor. Slightly herbal, almost like tea. Malt flavor is doughy, not as caramel-centric as it smelled. Mouthfeel is very lively, maybe a little too carbonated. Very balanced beer, not too sweet and not just a hop bomb. Very easy drinking as far as IPAs are concerned, but I’m not sure I understand why it’s considered one of the best out there.
Caskalefan (165) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Celebration was my go-to beer of the 80s-early 90s, and Torpedo eclipses it.
Beautiful honey/amber color, creamy, but sprightly body, super-complex aroma that is even juicier than Celebration’s.
Citrus rind, grapefruit, resin, apricot, strawberry jam, apple, pepper, and just a touch of ashyness in the long, earthy, spicy hop finish.
dynamiteninja (1827) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thin off-white head, amber-copper body. Juicy malt, plenty of grapefruit hops. Pine and herbs. Citrus. The biscuit and alcohol coming through, followed by strawberry jam and apricots and finally fruits. Nice bitter flavour with some sweet notes. A bitter dry finish, moderate carbonation. Basically just a"bigger" version of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is mostly hops. Not as hoppy as I imagined it would be. There is a good hops flavor but something just seems lacking. Not a bad beer by any means but not great either.
HenrikSoegaard (13286) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter nice grassy flavor. ong nice heay bitter finish. Creamy palate.
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample from my brother law Bob’s cooler. A nice golden pour with big aromas of hops and grass. Flavor of citrus, pine and grapefruit, all in a magnificent blend. Really good.
Mora2000 (6157) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a nice orange color with a cream-colored head. The aroma is very fruity. I get a lot of papaya and mango, but I also get some bready malt notes.
The flavor is also very fruity. In addition to the papaya, I get some orange citrus. The beer is very juicy tastings. There is a little bit of bready malt. Low bitterness. A nicely balanced IPA that has a ton of fruit flavor, but not too much bitterness of malty sweetness.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
MissouriBrent (122) - Missouri, USA - OCT 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good floral hop aroma. Pours orange red color with good head that dissipates fairly quickly. Tons of hop flavor. Lots of hop bitterness in the aftertaste. A little sweet on the pallet even with the massive amount of hops. This is a beer for hop lovers. Good stuff.