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RATINGS: 3429   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Slightly hazed orange hue, good head formation and retention. Lots of piney citrus hops on the nose. Soft palate delivers a semi-sweet orangey body, liners a little syrupy but nothing too thick. Hops take over agressively in the back half making for a strong bitter grapefruit finish. Definitely a hop heads beer, my only complaint would be that the hops are a little too aggressive and the malt lacks depth. Still highly drinkable in my book.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2992) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2010
12 oz. bottle, $1.50 single at HyVee. There’s the expected big American hop smell under the cap. Pours amber, almost brown in an IPA tulip, with a rocky head of foam. Taste is everything a hop-head could expect. Piney, sticky with hop resin, a bit citrussy, and with a good backing of malt. Slightly more alcohol is welcome at this time of night. Not as much attitude as Alpha King. May be one of my new favorite general-purpose IPAs.

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 finger’s 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 you’re 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 (20920) - 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 (6039) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2010
12oz bottle. Great IPA from SN. It’s 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 (1372) - 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.


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