jsquire (3760) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color out of the bottle with a foamy white head. Nice hoppy nose. Sharp piney hop flavor with some grapefruit rind and caramel sweetness. Some alcohol heat. Nice IPA.
radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2009 (12 ounce bottle - pint glass) Pours a amber orange color. Has a somewhat thick head that leaves to good lacing. Heavy amount of hops. The hoppy taste is also citrusy. It is all balanced with a light caramel malt character. Mouthfeel has an oily texture and a soft combination.
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a rich, clear copper color with a solid, off-white head and good lacing. The aroma was tons of spicy hops with lots of pine and some faint citrus. The flavor was bitter pine hops and spice with enough malt to give it balance and sweetness. Almost medium bodied on the mouthfeel, not hot or uneven. Pretty good.
rohash (47) - New York, USA - NOV 29, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I love sierra nevada and ipaís but IMO this is the worst of the SN products and not a great IPA. The taste is bitter with bitter and more bitter and pretty strong alcohol taste. It lacks in the way of aromatic and flavoring hops. Itís still not a bad beer but Iíd reach for the celebration or fresh hop ale instead.
JamesD (243) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer is really outstanding. Iím not a fan of IPAís that use far too much hops and make it taste like youíre chewing on hop leaves, but this is perfect. A nice, spicy hop aroma with a flowery hop and bready flavor. The nose is a little piny, and the flavor has hints of citrus and pungent flowers. A truly great beer, and it would be a great intro to IPAís for the uninitiated.
tlind2 (1338) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle @ Maltainen Riekko, Helsinki. Deep golden color, lasting off-white head. Sweet woody aroma with hints of fruit. Smooth hoppy flavor with a hint of spices. Medium body, medium-light carbonation.
BeerBlitz (72) - Roslyn, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle; Not as assertive as the description might lead one to believe; nice color and appearance, but mild aroma; bittering hops apparent in the taste but held at bay by a strong malt presence; light bodied; decent IPA; nice finish
cwondo (24) - Rochester, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very nice looking, cloudy light orange-ish color with big off-white head of tiny bubbles. Aroma of hops, and I got an almost rubbery, band-aid smell too. Very nice bitterness but not much to go with it. Palate of tiny dancing carbonation. I expected this to be better than it was.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2010 Torpedo Extra IPA Ale--2009 12 oz. Bottle. 7.20% ABV. 70 IBUís. (4.75 / 5.0) No sediment. Rich rocky big lacy dense off white head. Clear thin bright pretty amber gold color. Huge floral citrus pine grapefruit herbal earthy hop front. Sweet pine resinous crisp caramel base intoxicating hop body. Clean dry balanced hop spice end. WOW Hop! Sampled 1/27/2009. 6-Pack $8.49.
Torpedo Extra IPA Ale--2010 24 oz. Bottle. 7.20% ABV. 65 IBUís. (4.5 / 5.0) Lacy thin white head. Clear pretty bright amber color. Sweet hop floral front. Mellow sweet smooth soft hop pine resin infused caramel citrus body with light fruit sweetbread background. Crisp clean smooth hop spice delicately balanced end. Refreshing! Sampled 5/23/2010. 2 @ $2.79 Each.
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - NOV 23, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
not the best from a brewer that normally makes some pretty good beer, but this one was a dissapointment. no floral/citrus/pine flavor that most people associate with a west coast IPA.