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RATINGS: 2875   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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajbitt (47) - , Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Aroma: Almost non-existent. Appearence: light golden, thin white head, visible carbonation. Flavor: light hops, nothing really stands out. Palate: Almost watery, too thin. Overall Impression: Nothing wrong with this beer, but nothing outstanding either. Would prefer sometihng hoppier and bolder for an "extra" IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2009
Hard to go wrong with this beer. Bottle from Martinís in Mount Laurel, NJ. Hazy copper supporting a long lasting light beige head. Aroma like a pine forrest from a bike on a cool morning. Crisp citrus, mildly toasted malt and white pepper in the flavor. Dry and hippy finish and silky mouthfeel. AN may be an old guard brewer but they still turn out some fresh and killer brews.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shakespeare33 (197) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Okay, so lets imagine a warm summer day, the balcony of your beach house with the sun slowly setting, now add in this beer and I just wrote a hallmark card.. this was a pick up from my local importer who said it came highly regarded. the initial color is typical IPA style.. translucent amber with a honey highlight. smells of honey and pine hops with a yeasty overtone.. initial hit to the palate is quite frankly AWESOME.. not too over the top because there are bits of sweetness that detract from the normal bitterness that can sometimes be too much.. heres the great thing though is that little bit of bitterness at the end shoot the hops through my tastebuds and lets me know Im drinking a manís ale!! this is almost light enough to be a session beer but damn good enough to go through a sixer easy.. no heavy lingering aftertaste instead that honey resinates slightly throughout the finish.. very impressed, have I found my new favorite!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (1945) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2009
Bottle, Utobeer, London. Poured a copper colour with a dissipating off white head. Aroma was caramel malt, juicy, resiny hop and citrus. Flavour had some great grassy hop character going on. Grapefruit/citrus in there too. Slightly more reserved than I was expecting but not in a bad way. Clean and crisp. Gently lingering bitter finish. Another good í un from Sierra Nevada foíreal.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear copper/golden color. Aroma is a bit flowery and citrus. Taste is some caremel,faded hops and some bitter tones. Must have been an old bottle I tried.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cavie (3754) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Amber color. Sweet hops but plenty of them! Taste is largely of hops but with a great balance.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 25, 2009
A new beer/wine store within walking distance from my house. I was plesantly suprised with their selection of beers and wanted a sixer so here she was. Didnít realize what a delight it was going to be. I guess I should learn that Sierra Nevada rarely to never disapoints. The appearence is a deep, dark copperish reddish brown under a fluffy white head. The aroma is floral with grapfruity citrus notes. The flavor is much the same as the aroma. The one comment i will make is the fact that in comparison to SNPA (which I find to be hppy for a pale ale), this wasnít as hoppy as I was expecting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5841) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Bottle thanks to bhensonb. Pours a clear copper color with a nice foamy white head. A awesome aroma of rich citrus and pine hops, light caramel malts as well. A sweet flavor of rich hops; grapefruits and oranges, bitterness throughout, light caramel malts and bready as well. Very quaffable and tasty. I could drink a ton of this. Awesome.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagobears (412) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Pours a clean copper color. Fresh floral hops in the nose. The freshness continues in the taste with a bold hop bite. Citrus and grapefruit dominate the flavor. Some toffee undertones that are subtle. tart and dry at the end. Another solid Sierra offering.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BetterRedFred (65) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Interesting, but like the other SN IPA Iíve tried, tastes NOTHING like an IPA. Some sort of mild fruity pineappple/grapfruit thing going on across the middle of the palate, but little else. A good beer, but certainly nothing remarkable. Hops? I couldnít taste any. Tastes more like a confused strong amber/ice bock to me.


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