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RATINGS: 3129   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Sort of dry when I took my first sip but it got better as it went down. Very earthy and hoppy. Piney with hints of fruit.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint. Clear, light gold-amber with moderate head and very nice lacing. Aroma of pine and citrus, dry toasted malts, slight alcohol. Great hop taste with only moderate bitterness, mostly at the finish. Citrus, pine and tropical fruit countered by slightly sweet toasted malts. Relatively low carbonation, medium body, very smooth for a regular IPA (maybe this is why it is "extra"). Finishes quite dry. Fantastic smooth and drinkable IPA. I understand the "extra" part - more than an IPA, less than a DIPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2009 bottle 12 oz. Poured an almost clear amber copper color with a nice beige head that fell rather quickly. Sweet aroma of soft caramel malt with ample fresh hop presence. Some sweetness with a fair hop flavor & heavy bitterness. The malt and hop flavors are somewhat flat with the bittering hops being the most pronounced feature, maybe because that’s the least expensive ingredient. Unbalanced. Fair for supermarket beer, but Celebration & especially Inversion have it beat.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Unibonger (163) - Mount Shasta, California, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Lovely deep copper color with a nice foamy head that has good retention. Hops are very strong on the nose, not much note of the malt. Its not overly bitter but the hops definitely make themselves known. Has excellent mouth-feel and a good amount of carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Pour is light gold, minimal white head. Aroma is malty sweetness, grapefruit, citrus hops. Flavor is bitter with a nice malt sweetness. Palate is creamy and nice. Overall very solid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gjamieson (80) - Canton, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2009
12oz bottle. Dark orange pour with white lasting head. Aroma is all hops, pine and citrus. Flavor is moderately bitter but unbalanced, 7.2% ABV is noticeable in flavor. Bitter finish. Needs improvement, but a decent entry.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerlover82 (220) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2009
Nice dark amber-orange with good head/lacing. Aroma and taste is of barley and HOPS!!! The Hops can actually be tasted and linger in your mouth minutes after a sip. Just the way I like my ale/beer especially IPA. Outstanding. Another masterpiece from the great Sierra Nevada.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jongo (82) - Stockholm, Sweden, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2009
Bottle. Tasty and hoppy. Piney and somewhat soapy flavour after while. Prefer do drink this one icecold.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlruthven (583) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Bottle, poured into a snifter. Rusy reddish-brown with dirty gold highlights, thick soapy head that dissipates slowly and remains in the form of a considerable cap all the way around the glass; minimal, sticky lacing. Aroma is heavy, piney hops, with notes of earth and unwashed oranges. Massive hop profile on the tongue, very bitter up front, but mellows out as it warms with a balanced sweetness; red grapefruit and blood orange round it out. Dangerously drinkable at 7.2%, and absolutely delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - OCT 26, 2009
This is a good beer, but certainly not one of the top beers in its category...while it is very hoppy, its also hugely bitter as well. The best ones have a nicer balance IMO.


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