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RATINGS: 3382   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 65   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
FourBees (13) - Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Bottle. Sprucy aroma, as if they’d dry-hopped each bottle individually. Lovely clear copper with a dense off-white head. Massive bitterness but still a backgroundmalty hint. Hopheads must love this. Maybe good to put out the fire with habanero buffalo wings? Body matches well with the hops - neither overwhelms the other. Bitterness lingers faithfully. Carbonation well balanced with the rest of the beer. Seems reasonably clean though it’s hard to call it crisp with such an assault going on.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (11456) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 12, 2010
from Erzbierschof - quite clear reddish-amber in colour and with a little but long lasting foam; nice lacing; a fair flowery hoppiness with notes of caramel and starfruit; a good malt body and a creamy mouthfeel; solidly bitter and with a long flowery and fruity hoppiness with notes of almond - straightforward and balanced

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2010
12oz. bottle from Whole Foods in Maui. Pours an orange/gold. Nice and clear with a good amount of carbonation. Also has a nice off-white, foamy head that leaves a decent film on the glass. Aroma is spicy, great bready malt mix with pungent PNW hops. Bold taste, some floral feel to it. Excellent balance. Finishes well and lingers pleasingly. Very good.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
phildorsey (161) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2010
12oz. Bottle. Pours amber and somewhat cloudy. Taste/palate is very refreshing...tingles all over with just the right bitterness for an IPA. Hints of fruitty citrus. I thought the aroma was light for an IPA...everything else about this beer is just short of perfect. Great Beer!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - AUG 12, 2010
12 ounce bottle. I’ve had Torpedo on numerous occasions since it was released last year and it’s quickly become my go-to IPA, probably my favorite commercial example available in my local market. Pours a bright copper with a great sticky head. Heck, I could spend just hours looking at this beer, it’s that pretty. Aroma is pretty all hops. You get booming amounts of pine with some grassy citrus notes. The first sip lets you know you’re in for a hop treat, but the bitterness doesnt’ kill the tongue. Some IPAs are so assertive that they basically strip the enamel from your teeth, but this beer never approaches those levels. Instead it goes the opposite direction. The mouthfeel from this beer is almost oily from all the hops, but it works. There has to be malt there to keep it balanced but I can’t find it. There’s a terrific lingering bitterness in the finish. This beer is really incredible.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Pour is lightly hazed orangey amber with a rocky off white head...smell is grapefruity and slightly resiny...taste is strongly cirtic and piney up front with a nice caramel residual sweetness following up...very well balanced...that lingering bitterness doesn’t really quit at all...finish is slow...nice viscous mouthfeel, but not sticky...effervescence keeps it clean...

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnysmoke (102) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Copper-colored and clear-bodied. Nice aroma of hops and some fruitiness. Medium-bodied on the palate with a somewhat thin texture and average carbonation and a bitter finish. Flavor was good. This is what you’d expect from an IPA. I’m not sure I agree with the “Extra” but this is a beer I’d buy again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rcasta (846) - EL SALVADOR - AUG 7, 2010
buena birria en el lago, lastima que el dog se le llevo como propia despues que l atuve que cargar en equipaje y darme verga con los de aduana.. al menos la pude probar

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DMarra (9) - IRELAND - AUG 7, 2010 does not count
I find this to be a very delicious IPA. The first thing that struck me when I encountered this beer was the aroma of pine needles on the nose. As with some of my friends, I enjoy IPA’a that are slightly "unbalanced," that is, with a hoppy character that isn’t necessarily balanced out by a rich maltiness. This beer fits that bill perfectly. It has a lovely, medium-bodied texture and hints of citrus and floral notes that compliment the pine. Given its relatively modest alcohol level (7.2%), this makes a good "house" IPA for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (7173) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2010
Bottle.Pours reddish golden with white head.Aroma grapefruit, peach and fruity.Flavor is sweet malt ,bitter with lots of hoppy notes.Medium body,average carbonation.Nice IPA with a smooth bitterness.


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