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RATINGS: 3397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Poured a dark orange with almost two fingerís worth of white head. Aroma has a very resin like grassy tone. Taste is surprisingly high in alfa acids with a lot of resin. Herbal flavors also come across quite strong on the aftertaste. It definitely busts the palate if youíre planning to drink any milder beer afterwards. A rather enjoyable ipa.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mickut (276) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours nearly clear amber with blooming, tan head. Taste is high on bitter, lightly sweet. Palate has medium body, slightly watery mouthfeel, a dry finish. Aromas has spruce, grapefruit, cereal and a hint of caramel malts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (19889) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2010
33 cl bottle. Golden color, huge off white head. Aroma of caramel, grass, earth. Taste is subtle bitterness, citrus, hay. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Bottle.Nose is sweet. Citrus, specifically tangerone, with notes of apricot, peaches, and musk. Brilliantly clear copper with thin white head. Strong bitterness but well-restrained, allowing fruit character to shine. Medium bodied with firm astringency.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (5728) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2010
12oz bottle. Great IPA from SN. Itís between the more traditional IPA and DIPA styles. Overall, an enjoyable beer, even if not as hoppy and aromatic as expected. Note: I think this bottle was a couple months old, so it may have lost some aromatic qualities with time.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigred22 (85) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 19, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2010 I prefer the Sierra Nevada standard Pale Ale, but this is quite good in itself. Definitely very bitter dry finish. Once again Sierra Nevada gets the perfect hop flavor. I will definitely have some more of this, very refreshing.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
paulys55 (18) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Picked this up while at the beach in NC. While I have enjoyed other Sierras such as the Pale Ale and Porter, this was my first time for this one and it caught me off guard. Was pleased with the bold hops and maltiness and just the right degree of bitterness for me. Would definitely try this one again.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Onslow (1358) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Dark amber brew with an off white head that slowly thins. Ample lacing left as the glass is drained. Fine aroma of resin and citrus hops. Taste is the classic but fine balance of great maltiness offset by excellent hops bitter. Well balanced flavor that is not lack luster nor over the top. A superior IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
2004st4s (33) - Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Not sure anyone does hops like Sierra Nevada. This now gives them a hop-bomb that I can easily pick up at the grocery store when I canít make it to the liquor store. Excellent hop aroma, the Magnum and Crystal just pound you senses. The taste is actually fairly balanced due to the higher alcohol and the great bittering from the Magnum hops. Great beer that Iíll keep in the fridge for a quick hop fix whenever Iím in need. Not the highest IBU beer out there (or the best IPA), but a great treat for a great price.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
icculus801 (39) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Pours a light, somewhat cloudy, amber with a nice white head leaving good lacing. Aroma is a bit bready with some definite floral notes. Taste has definite malt sweetness giving way to a somewhat subdued bitter finish that lingers nicely. A slightly different AIPA, but a more than solid offering from Sierra Nevada.


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