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RATINGS: 3455   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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Totochtin (73) - Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Pours an orangey golden brown with plentiful tan head. Grassy vegetal aromas up front, with citrus peel and light caramel. Taste starts with substantial bitter herbal and earthy hops rounding out with a lightly sweet creaminess in the middle and a mildy tart citrus and spicy/floral finish. Medium to full body with paradoxically light texture, fine carbonation, and a dry finish. A lot drier and more elegant than other big IPAs Iíve had, which tend to be a lot more syrupy and sticky; not that thatís necessarily a bad thing but not always what you want. An interesting and well executed departure from the norm, my only beef is the aroma is fairly plain and subdued.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2010
[355ml bottle, Appellation Wines Edinburgh] ĎA big American IPAí Ė is there any other kind? Pours with a long-lasting high foamy head, hazy deep orange colour, opaque, silty. Aromas are lovely Ė resinous piney smells drifting upwards, hop forward. Taste is amazing, sweet hops, pine and alcohol Ė more piney than citrus for me. A dry aftertaste with a lingering hoppiness on the palate. Feels very strong, certainly drinks to itís par of 7.2%, yet with that tremendous drinkability. Truly outstanding. [14062010]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (5280) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 27, 2010
12oz bottle in a shaker. Tastes a lot like the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, but a little hoppier, a little darker in color, and a little better.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
jseifer (62) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2010
This is a pretty solid IPA. Iím going out on a limb here and calling it a good session beer despite the high ABV. It has a good amount of hops and isnít ridiculously filling. Hoppy, floral flavor, light in appearance, and goes down smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derek881 (1250) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Enjoyed this beer from a tall glass while on vacation in OBX. The beer had a semi-cloudy rich amber-copper color with a large foamy and bubbly white head that had a lot of retention and modest cling. The beer had a strong grassy-grainy hops aroma with touches of citrus and pine, and some malt too. Its taste was just a touch sweet, but mostly a heavy bitter grainy taste. It was a dry, medium-bodied beer with average carbonation and very heavy on the palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adam42381 (386) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2011 Appearance: Poured a clear golden amber with a 1 finger white head. Excellent lacing throughout. Smell: Mild citrus with a hint of pine. Taste: Nice hoppy bitterness with a nice mix of citrus and pine. Nice bitter finish. Mouthfeel: Light-to-Medium bodied. Fairly dry finish. Drinkability: Very good drinkability, especially with the higher alcohol content. You could easily knock back several of these. Overall: Another very solid offering from Sierra Nevada. Iíll definitely be giving Torpedo Extra IPA another shot down the road.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
envane (569) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Clear copper with a small white head. Aroma is resiny hops. Sticky malts with a bitter, piney finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brandman (2835) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2010
Copper body, white head. Big amount of hops with piney and citrus notes. Some bready malt. Bitterness is little too much on the harsh side. Enjoyable, but I was waiting for much more..

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dudebun (140) - GERMANY - JUL 22, 2010
I love this beer, my only complaint is that the bottles are too small. Pours a dark amber, more sparkling than anything, decent head that didnít last, hoppy citrusy nose, great flavour long bitter end. Fantastic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (14357) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2010
12 oz. bottle, pours hazy dark orange with a sizable white head. Aroma of pine hops, citrus, grass and herbs. Flavour begins with bitter pine hops, and balances out later with caramel, ending again on bitter hops and citrus. Excellent IPA.


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