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RATINGS: 2898   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5896) - 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 (414) - 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 I’ve 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 couldn’t taste any. Tastes more like a confused strong amber/ice bock to me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4400) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2009
I was hoping for more intense hops from this beer. Copper color, and a tall, thick head. Aroma has malt, and hops, but the hops are far less intense than I was hoping for. Balanced flavor, with bread dough and light hops, for the style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Pours a deep copper color with a nice lasting head. Aroma is big on citrus and pine hops, with the caramel malts working there way through in the background. Flavor is much the same, though perhaps a bit more balanced. Hard to beat for the price. A really good IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kuphish (380) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2009
Bottle. Pours a large, frothy, off-white, lasting head. Bronze-amber color with good lacing. Huge hoppy nose of pine, citrus, orange and resin. Caramel-toffee malt underneath the hop assault. Medium, sticky-resinous body with average carbonation and a bitter, dry finish. Overall a very nice IPA (appearance, flavor and aroma), but the sticky palate detracts from the experience for me.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miksu (4946) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2009
0.35 l bottle at Helsinki Beer Festival 2009. Amber color. Nice tart piney hop aroma with toffee in the background. The flavor is mostly about hops with restrained toffeish malt backbone. The hop flavor is fresh, complex and massive with orange, pineapple, tart fruit and pine. Nice minerally and hoppy mouthfeel. Very tasty and very drinkable, I could drink lots of this.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ThomasWilder (17) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2009
Wow, I am surprised the rating aren’t a bit higher. I thought this beer was fantastic. I love the Pale Ale and I felt that this beer was like the Pale Ale x2. It had such a smooth mouth feel and an excellent hoppy bite. I will be purchasing another.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 22, 2009
Ummmmm......... no! Decent beer, but over rated on this site. Had a good many and I can say that this is above average at best. Very solid beer, but 3.8 is a little high for me. I prefer the Pale Ale more than this one. Good solid beer describes it best. Nothing wrong, nothing that makes it stand out.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAY 21, 2009
Thanks to ghawener. Good, solid beer....Well balanced, pours amber/gold. If you are a hop lover this is just what the doctor ordered.


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