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RATINGS: 2924   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
warfield (17) - Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2009
whoa, what do we have here...a SN Pale on steroids? crikey, i think we hit the jackpot! what dynamite colour. classic SN caramel, citrus aroma and wonderful hop. cascade anyone? same yeast strain as the Pale Ale...the legend itself! what a terrific brew!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 3, 2009
bottle. Pours a dark amber copper color, decent half inch of thick off white head, visible active carbonation. Aroma dominated by sharp, bitter citrusy hops, notes of grapefruit and some lemons. Somewhat typical SN Chop nose. Flavor shows a healthy dose of sharp citric bitterness, sharp grapefruit and lemons, some light notes of pine and grass. Muted caramel sweetness. Palate is crisp and even with a cry lightly bitter finish. Decent, solid IPA, though no real unique qualities.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4726) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2009
Bottle: Poured a clear copper color with a large foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of dry and citrusy hops. Taste is also dominated by some citrus hops with a nice clean bitter finish with some dry caramel malt. Hops are easily discernable but well balanced with great overall drinking factor. Body is about average with good carbonation. Nothing extreme about this one but very well balanced and easily drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dragonfly1 (494) - Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Bottle. Not a big fan of the "hop bombs" but this one I enjoyed. Citrus and floral aroma coming from the orange-hued liquid topped with a fluffy white head and some nice lacing on the sides. Enough sweetness in the malt to balance the substantial hop presence. I liked the smoothness of the hops- they weren’t not sharp or bitter. A nice combination of grapefruit, orange, and pine. Left a dry and slightly bitter aftertaste. Very nice. (BTW, amazed this is 7.2%- can’t tell at all.)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Bottle - Pours a nice clear orange-amber in color with a small whitish head that fades quickly. Aroma is all about the hops... citrus, some pine and quite pronounced. Flavor is, given the dominating hop aroma, surprising well balanced. Hops still dominate the flavor profile, but there is a significant malt presence that evens everything out. Finishes with a short, dry hoppy bitterness. This is really good and very drinkable beer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ghawener (1458) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAY 2, 2009
Bottle: Bought in San Diego and sent to El Salvador, part of the IPA samples series with ramenen. This one followed the great Ballast Point and was a great complement to the afternoon. Well crafted and balanced beer, big bold and powerful yet easy to drink en enjoy, just what we needed before the Ribeye!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Bottle: Orange pour with good clarity and a light tan head. Big cascade aroma- vegetal, herbal, zesty tangerine citruses and light pine. Fluffy, a tad over carbonated for the style. Sweet bready/caramelized body meshes with a fresh cascade hop presence- lightly resiny fore leads to some candied orange citrus and hempy vegetal character. Fairly herbaceous. A very solid IPA, especially for its large production.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - APR 30, 2009
Very enjoyable, crisp, light and refreshing with nice jiucy citrus hop flavors. Had on tap a few times in the past few years as they were "experimenting" wiht the recipe and I think it came out quite nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2009
Pours an clear, orangey-amber color with a moderately full, off-white, creamy head which lasts from some time and leaves some drippy lace. Nose is full of hop notes with lots of resins, some pine, herbal is light, very light tangerine, faint grassiness, and maybe just hints at some malty biscuits. Flavor is much of the same with more malt presence than expected with some faint caramel and some light biscuits; hops are aggressive with some tangerine, lots of resins, pine is noted, herbal notes remain throughout, and grassy notes are underneath. Palate is nice a medium body, lively carbonation, sticky and almost velvety texture, and a faint dryness into the finish. Finish shows the moderately high bitterness with lingering hop notes of herbal, resins, and light grass. I really liked this one with so many fresh flavors of the hops and some nice malts to back the bitterness. I like to compare this one to Stone’s IPA with the hops tasting so fresh on the palate but this one carries more malt backbone which is nice for a change. The resins are so intense, the flavors almost seem spicy at times. One of my favorite IPA’s and without a citrus overtone. One of my fav’s from SN.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 29, 2009
12oz bottle, no date. Clear orange amber with a one finger yellowish white head, pretty good retention. Smells like a hopped-up SNPA--some grapefruit, pine, and spicy hops with a clean, lightly sweet caramel background, with a little bit of minerals. Tastes like a hopped-up SNPA, with a dry finish and bitterness peaking around a 4-5. Light carbonation with a medium body. This seems to me like a training wheels IPA--it has pretty good flavors that aren’t too crazy, with a nice amount of bitterness. Would have no problem drinking this all night--sounds nice while camping!


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