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RATINGS: 3066   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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
shotgunn (34) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Pours a crisp, clear copper color with a thick off-white head that seems to be lasting with nice lacing. You can smell the sweet hops with a little citrus note, overall aroma is lower though because it doesnít stand out for me. Now as for the flavor and palate it is a different story. The hops are there with their wonderful pine bite that Iíve come to love from Sierra Nevada and it also lingers on the palate and sticks with you. As Iíve written this and enjoyed this beer It has livened up and more of the hop aroma is coming through. Overall this is a good beer that I will enjoy and most likely have again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattAddis (7) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2009 does not count
Bottled- Amber colored, strong earthy aroma with an almost piney scent. Strong taste of hops. Very smooth drinking even with the strong hops. Quite spicy and malty. Aftertaste is mild and fades slowly. Good finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Bottle @ Shadyís. Pours a clear amber color with a small white head. Aroma is rather earthy and hoppy. Easy drinking. Quite malty, but thereís still a nice grapefruit taste here. Tasty and quaffable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2009
This is a full-bodied IPA with a nic e hop flavoring. Not over the top, but a smooth ale with a bit of citrus flavoring.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4534) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Copper color with a very thin head. Strong pine and acidic aroma. Solid malt backbone, nearly crushed by acidity and hops. Mostly pine flavor, not much citrus. Some floral. Dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewrater (92) - akron, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Not quite an Imperial, a solid entry in a tough category. Typical SNB quality but not quite the splash I expected in IBUs. Grapefruit dominates aroma with floral aftertaste from the Cascades Iím guessing.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
doomfistinc (82) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 20, 2009
A great very spicy, very hoppy beer with a lot of bite. Might put some people off. Just had one with a carne asada quesadilla and some very hot red chile. Numbs the tongue wonderfully, but definitely brings out the bite. My personal favorite

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fraternie (857) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2010 Deep, golden body that seems very similar to the Pale Ale initially, with a solid, malty body of bread and caramel backed by grapefruit and orange citrus notes. The difference here is a surging blast of aggressive, piney hops that provide strong but welcome bitterness, masking the high abv well through the medium to long finish. A nice addition and arguable champion of the Sierra Nevada stable of hopped up beers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HughConway (826) - Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours amber with offwhite head. Nice hop aroma strangely less than the pale ale. Decent body. Alright, not great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyAlesToYou (161) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2009
What sets this IPA apart from others that I have had is the malt backbone. It provides depth of flavor, but the hops just donít measure up. The aroma is promising, but I was let down a bit by the taste.


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