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RATINGS: 3065   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5938) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Funny, I tried adding this beer a couple years ago when they were field testing it and RB insisted it wasn’t a different beer ... now it is. Anyway, now I find a rocky-headed copper beer with a merely normal aroma of malt. What follows, however, is a wallop of hop resin and a thick forest of piney beer. Good. (#3597, 11 July 2009)

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Excellant new brew from Sierra Nevada. Aroma is pretty lame, not much there. Flavor is where all the goods are hidden. Your palate will be murdered after enjoying this extra IPA. Try this one at the end of your tasting night.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Bottle. Strong hop and malt in the smell. I agree that it seems more like a mild IIPA. Very Evergreen and pine hops. Bold and crisp. Really awesome that I can get anytime.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tgncc (2956) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2009
This seems to me to be closer to an IIPA. The appearance is a hazy orange. The aroam is hoppy, citrusy, piney, malty. The flavor roughly follows, a citrusy, grapefruit flavor with a solid malty, caramel backbone. The finish is a sweet caramel quickly fading away to grapefruit bitter. The mouthfeel is the best part of this beer, nice, thick and chewy. Awesome IPA, better than expected.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2009
Bottle Pours a hazy amber orange with a thin tan head. The lasts well and produces good lacing. Has a good hoppy aroma of spruce and citrus. The carbonation is good. Has a crisp hoppy flavor with nice bitterness. The alcohol is blended quite well. Has a medium body. A good mouthfeel. Has an oily texture. The finish is good with a nice aftertaste. This is fairly tasty.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (15612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2009
Bottle at home ... copper big bubbly head ... sweet piney hop ... juicy and little tart big hop ... little grapefuit ... little bitter ... some pale ale hop ... little peppery... bitterness builds too much for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2016) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 6, 2009
Bottled sample via mnurda. Deep orange in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas of mild grapefruit, biscuity English malts, a bit of pine, and toasted nuts. Flavors are of grapefruit pith (as opposed to the more juicy parts of the fruit), sunflower seeds, more British malts, caramel, and some minty hops. Firm bitterness. The clean yeast and grapefruit qualities balance out the rich English malts qutie nicely, but I kinda prefer the over-the-top hop style US IPAs a bit better. That being said, this is some solidly well-made beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerFanDan17 (1020) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JUL 6, 2009
A very good IPA. Nice flavorful cone hops throughout. Somewhat bitter, but overall very tasty.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2009
Copper color, small lasting head...Surprisingly subtle aroma of hops, hard to detect...Very well balanced...Burst of hops in the finish then a hint of malty sweetness...Lingering hop bitterness...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 5, 2009
Pours a deep orange with subtle haze and decent foamy head. Aroma is all pine hops. Flavor is much sweeter than I expected, sweet malt up front followed by piney bitterness in the finish. A decent IPA.


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