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RATINGS: 2923   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3336) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2009 Bottle. Golden body with a white head. The aroma and flavors are average catty hops. Not a big fan of this. It’s like an APA but uses crappy hops. The palate was bitter and average. I don’t understand why people like this one. 6, 3, 5, 3, 11 = 2.8.
Tap. This was sampled at Romans Pub from the ONLY keg to have ever left Sierra Nevada’s premises. The beer pours to a copper body with a thin white head. Awesome lacing up front. The aroma has a subtle bitter grapefruit. The flavor is about the same as the Extra Special Pale, but has a sharper hoppiness/bitterness. The palate is bitter and oily. Not as balanced as the ESP, but still very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
heynik1885 (56) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Awesome golden amber pour, with a pillowy head that stays for awhile. Good lacing on glass. Aroma is simple citrus, flowers and pine. Taste is precise with the right balance of hop bitterness and sweetness. Very clean and well done IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2010 My Bottom Line:
This India Pale Ale’s enduring resinous and earthy bitterness tends to overshadow its citrusy subtleties and biscuity malt crunch, creating an imbalanced yet engaging hop-happy quencher.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A tower of foam laces atop the translucent orangey amber.
-This could be more aromatic for the style.
-Carbonation is rather effervescent, increasing drinkability.
-The hop signature in the aroma and finish is also quite spicy and grassy.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2325) - JAPAN - JUL 19, 2009
A really solid, cheap IPA. A bit too workmanlike and not overly hoppy, but enjoyable. Nose was of citrus and pine. Flavour of grass and pine, not too grapefruity. Rather subdued. Mild bitter finish. Very smooth. Easy summer drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Too overdone, cludy and thin in body--huge hoppiness that was nearly undrinkable with warming. Nice color and lace.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2446) - 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.

   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.

   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 flavor’s duration is long, being moderately acidic and bitter.

   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 nevada’s regular PA is much better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (4812) - 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.

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