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RATINGS: 2837   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2009
Nicely bittered, a bit of cooked vegetable and a little sweetness (cotton candy) in the flavor, along with tons of grapefruit. Aroma is all grapefruit rind. Great body, just a tad slippery and oily, excellent lacing and head retention. Nice color, refreshing, easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkaiser (279) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2009
One of the many beers I tried at Beerfest yesterday. If I remember correctly, I think I liked this one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (4438) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2009
(Bottle at HBF2009) Amber and clear. Small white head. Pine, resing and fruitiness in aroma. Medium bodied and extremely dry palate with medium carbonation. Pine, resin, fruitiness, malts, sweetness, bitterness, lot of hops and some saltiness in taste. Bitterness, hops and sweetness in aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2009
Bottle. Pours clear orange-amber with a moderate white head. Aroma is woody hops with some light fruits and hint of citrus. Flavor is moderately bitter, woody hops with some resin, and a strong caramel and crystal malt backing. Fairly straightforward but well-made west-coast IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrMugs (30) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Pours golden with a slight beige head. I’m surprised I don’t smell more of the hops in the aroma, but there is a good hoppy bitter flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bsm80 (144) - Massapequa Park, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2009
This is the first year-round release from Sierra Nevada and wow they got it right here. Ranks right up there with the best IPAs.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (8996) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 16, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2009 Bottle (HBF2009) - shared by SaintMatty - thanks!
Fruity hops in both aroma and taste. Sticky palate. Standard American style IPA, competent, but mind-numbingly uninteresting after the first hoppy sip.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
monkeychugg55 (830) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2010 Pours a clear copper with a soapy, slightly off-white head that lasts and leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is fresh, piney, grassy, citric hops. Flavor is similar, and as it says on the bottle, perfectly balanced. Bitterness lingers a little, leaving me wanting more. Mouthfeel is nice and dense, and a little bit sticky. This is a really well made IPA. My new favorite

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndubs360 (114) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 15, 2009
bottle... pours a clear amber/gold with a nice head that retains throughout the sitting. Great citrus/ hop aroma. Palate is not too over carbonated and not too harsh. nice bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2009
(Bottled) Clear amber with a medium, lacy head. Slightly stingy, flowery-nutty-hoppy aroma with grainy-gluey notes. Flavor is better with reasonably fresh, aromatic hops, and some bitterness in the finish. Medium body, soft carbonation. Slightly harsh, but not bad.


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