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RATINGS: 2908   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2384) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Botle pours a deep golden orange. Nice yellowish sandy colored head. Nice malt and hop medley going on in the aroma. Distinguishable if not powerful citrus and piney hop notes. Modest malt backbone, but does fine as a hop carrier. fair carbonation and a moderate lingering bitterness. Still wish for more hops up front.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Pour is a clear gold body with a thin but lasting white head. Big grapefruit flavor initially with a dry finish. Pretty good IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Bottle->tulip: pours a large, rocky, off-white head that exhibits spare lacing atop a murky, orange body. Aroma of cookie, perfume, and leather. The body is medium, texture sticky, with average carbonation, finishing chalkily. The flavorís duration is long, being moderately acidic and bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2009
UPDATED: APR 24, 2010 Bottled. Frothy tan head. Orange citrus aroma and flavor. Bitter unbalanced finish. Earthy floral tones. Overall sierra nevadaís regular PA is much better.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (4778) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate citrus hops, tropical fruits, and a hint of pineapple. It pours a transparent amber with a small white head that fades to a very thin film. The flavor starts with a light tropical fruitiness. The finish has moderate citrus hoppiness and a hint of pineapple. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hapjydeuce (933) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2009
How the hell have I not rated this yet? A fabulous IPA in my opinion, and readily available in my area...even better! Beautiful golden color with a frothy white head that lasts throughout the entire glass. Aroma is citric and peppery, loaded with crisp hops. Lots of pine needle and sap in the flavor, well-balanced with the malt content underneath. Finishes dry, clean, and refreshing. I could drink this all day long. Yum!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2009
I can see itís quite popular but just didnít do it for me. Our friends over the pond do some brilliant IPAís but in my opinion this wasnít one of them. Strong hop aroma with citrus thrown in. Similar flavour, dry finish. Far from anything wrong with it, just not for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3300) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2009
12oz bottle 7/14/09 (Binnyís Naperville)-Pours a medium amber with a big loose off white head. Aroma of hops, pine, and malt. Taste of the same with some dryness and citrus thrown in. This medium bodied brew is very well balanced and quite refreshing. Great job.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3951) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Pours clear bronze with a dense and sudsy tan head. The aroma has lots of hops (earthy, piny and good amount of citrus) with some toasted malt. It is very hop heavy, but there is still a bit of balance. Medium rough grainy body with some semi-soft carbonation. The flavor starts with whatís in the aroma and is much more hop forward and contains lots of dry grapefruit and some tangerine. The finish is hoppy and very dry. Great enjoyable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3127) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2009
A tall off-white head sits above this clear, deep golden orange brew. Fragrant and perfumy, clean citrus and fruit aroma. The flavor is well balanced with a bitter finish.


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