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RATINGS: 3429   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mctous (131) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2010
Caramel malt underlays the spruce and citrus hop aromas. Torpedo pours a hazy amber with a rocky head and hop lacing. Light sweetness, slight ale yeast notes, and very bitter. Full body, resinous texture, soft carbonation, and a long astringent finish with the spruce up front and the citrus in the throat. Magnum is a hop to reckon with, probably a hybrid of several Pacific Northwest varities, and Sierra Nevada has provided a full caramel malt backdrop

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2010
Hazy golden colored brew. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, sweetness. Flavor is the same as the aroma, hops all over the place.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rockcrawler (197) - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA - APR 2, 2010
12 oz Bottle. Pours a clear copper-gold color with a creamy white head and nice lace. Very floral almost resinous hop aroma with light hints of malt. A nicely balanced beer with medium sweet malts blending in very smoothly with the heavy bitterness making for a tasty infusion. Palate is clean with the carbonation at a level where its not noticeable but just works.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike67 (1077) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2010
UPDATED: APR 22, 2010 12 oz bottle. Amber brew with a foamy, long lasting head. Aroma is spicy hops, and caramel. Citrus hops dominate the palate, while caramel malt provides some balance. Medium, surprisingly smooth body. Bitter finish lasts forever. The beer must be a heaven for hopheads.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcdav2154 (449) - GERMANY - APR 1, 2010
Bottle. Hazy golden color with tints of amber. After an aggressive pour I got a one finger white head. Aroma is citrus, hops, and grass. Taste is of bitter hops which stays on the palate long after swallowed. No balance in sweetness but thatís not expected for a beer like this. Very enjoyable and a great example of itís style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2010
Bottle. Red-yellow with large white head. Intense hop aroma with some rubber. The hops dominate a bit too much and hides other aromas. Some caramel, bitter after taste. Good but there are better IPAs in mine opinion.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2010
My apologies to the hopheads on this site, but I canít drink stuff like this. Poured a copper color with an off-white head. It went downhill from there for me. Smelled of pine cones and tasted like it. If this is how IPAís taste (this was my first) then Iíll pass in the future.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chadje (206) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Pours a nice golden color with a white head. Scent is not as hoppy or fruity as the better IPAís. The taste is nice and clean. A better than average IPA, but not one of the better in my opinion.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2925) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2010
[bottle from bierzwerg.de] Inviting aroma of fresh citrus fruit, some strawberry, cherry, slight pine, and caramel. Almost clear bronze under an eternal, lacy, white blanket. Delicious: fresh grapefruit, subtle pine, spicy caramel are potent flavours harmonizing with assertive bitterness. Perfect balance. Medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly bitter grapefruit finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2179) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - MAR 29, 2010
12oz bottle. Poured a clear dark honey amber with a light tan head and nice lacing. Aroma is pine hops and sweet malt that has a citrus tang. Taste is rich, roasted malt that quickly becomes consumed by the fresh piney hops. Nice malt backbone balanced to a hoppier finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with mild resinous stickiness from the hop oils.


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