Merin (18) - Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma was of a typical IPA. pine resin, floral, you know the rest. appearance was an orangeish, peach with a tiny, quickly disapearing head. one finger. palate was a wonder. smooth, milky, and full. but not over bearing. overall it was an exellent IPA, worthy of comparing to Stones Ruination IPA.
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - SEP 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Extra IPA, la tipica birra tremendamente sbilanciata sul catenaccio cascade-amarillo, con una botta di vita in più anche se il tenore alcolico è, come molto del resto, sormontato dai combattivi luppoli statunitensi: la repubblica stellata beve molte cose simili fra di loro, ma ci sono alcuni prodotti che mantengono una certa solidità e a volte un certo carattere. Non sono queste volte, ma la Torpedo rimane una IPA americana piuttosto godibile, sempre che si sia in vena di qualcosa del genere.
nustang70 (12) - USA - SEP 19, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2010 Torpedo is a great, affordable IPA. Much better than some similarly priced IPA. It’s got satisfying taste, but doesn’t quite have the satisfying hoppiness of some of some of the very best IPA’s. Still, with a punchy ABV, great taste, and affordability, this is an excellent staple IPA.
Damico (3137) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma of crisp hops and citrus. The color is rich almost ruby amber with a decent white head. The flavor is lightly sweet malts with light hop flavor balanced together. The hop aren’t overbearing and slowly settle with some bitterness on the palate that lingers for a bit.
VsXsV (3868) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Appearance is pale amber colour with a medium sized, white head with some lacing. The aroma is dominated with a lot of hops with notes of citrus and grass. Taste is also hoppy with a heavy bitterness. Also quite sweet. The palate is medium bodied with some fizz and alcohol. Overall an interesting, well made IPA with great balance.
vonderbrink (95) - Concord, California, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2010 Bottle: Pours a hazy golden beer with a long lasting off white head. The aroma is citrusy hops and grass. The flavor is sweet with hoppy grapefruity finish.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fløska at Ølbaren, Cph. Clear deep golden colour with a nice white head. Quite hoppy fruity citrus aroma. Good mouthfeel. The flavour is also quite hoppy, citrus and grape fruit and exotic fruit, bit malt. dry. Long lasting bitter finish.
Drunkenpanda (6) - Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2010 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours clear amber with a smokey white head. Malt is of light hay. Nose blends floral and citrus hops. Medium body, taste along the same lines as the nose. Nicely balanced. Alcohol pokes through towards the finish, which is moderately bitter with lingering floral and orange flavors. In the realm of top five IPA’s
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2010 Bottle.
A - Dark black with deep walnut hues on the edge. A fairly large, sticky, cloudy, frothy cafe colored head. A bit above average retention that settles into a thin layer of lace and then later just a ring of lace.
S - Very nice smelling with plenty of coffee aroma and a fair amount of hops as well with citrus being strongest but some others. Some chocolate/cocoa and some other roasted aromas. Good amount of earthy aroma.
T - Taste is similar to the nose, but it isn’t as enjoyable or as good as I had hoped for in comparison to the nose. Coffee and roasted barley and oats provide a lot of the flavor. Pretty well hopped as well with some citrus and earthy flavors being the strongest. Some sweet chocolate and a touch of caramel.
M - Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. Smooth and fairly creamy and chewy feel. Pretty good but not the best feel in regards to other oatmeal stouts.
D - Pretty easy to drink beer and tasty. Although with the onslaught of roasted flavors and hops make it a bit more difficult to keep drinking it all night.
Notes: A nice beer with a lot of roasted and hop flavors. Lots of coffee flavors as well. I thought this was a good beer and it was tasty, but it wasn’t top notch.
gururyan (715) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2010 Another top IPA with a good kick in the ABV%, refreshingly hoppy aftertaste.