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RATINGS: 3129   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (2823) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
For mass production and large scale this is a well crafted and nice IPA. Grassy floral aromas with an intense pine flavor. A little sweetness all around. The sticky, resiny, pine flavors come later on the palate but last for a while. Prior to that you get a nice crystal sugar, caramel malt touch. One beer I donít mind having a whole six pack of.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerGuyTWMore (128) - Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Pours a strawberry blonde with straw colored fluffy head little lacing. Aromas of citrus, pine, some malt. Pine flavors dominate along with herbs, citrus (pineapple, lemon) undertones with fair malt back. Long lingering bitter herb aftertaste

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stef92 (127) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2009
WOW! Full bodied extra hoppy IPA. very dark golden color with extreme hoppy aroma. Flavor is very hoppy. Not quite chewy but close. great IPA!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (1919) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Pours a deep golden amber into the glass, with a diminished off-white cap that leaves suds lace. The nose is largely of floral and pine. Flavors are crisp, citrusy and nice pine needles throughout. The finish shows forth a Cascade assertive hop, dry but lingering appropriately. The body is substantive but a quaffable mouthfeel ensues. Drinkable and complex, this is a nice top-tier offering from Sierra Nevada. Falls comfortably between an IPA and a IIPA, itís a great brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2009
First impression is very positive..this is simply a beautiful pour. Murky gold liquid with a very thick white head that sticks around with some thick lacing. Scent is perhaps a bit more subdued than I would prefer but a good scent. Just a tad too quiet. Citrus is the main presence there. Taste is not nearly as reserved, this is a very flavorful IPA, especially in comparison to some others in the style that tend to seem muted next to their big brothers. Citrus and a piney stickyness coat the mouth as this is a rather thick brew for the style, but it certainly works. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2009
Cask @ GBBF 2009. A clear light brown colored beer, with a small beige head. The aroma of hop bitters with fruits, like citrus and pine. The taste of aromatic hops, with a nice bitterness. Itís dry with a fruity flavor. The aftertaste is dry bitter with some fruits.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2009
Another beer which has travelled a long way to get to NZ. Others have commented on the aroma, but in this sample itís almost entirely absent. Luckily that seems to have been the only casualty of the long trip. The mouthfeel is creamy and satisfying. Flavours of newly baked bread and sliced oranges wash over the tongue, with a sensation of full malty sweetness being eventually dominated and banished by a quite powerful bitterness which is surprising in its intensity. Very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
grebs (71) - Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2009
Taste very similar to the flagship brew. More emphasis on pine in this one. Again, Sierra Nevada preserves enough malt flavor to give their IPA a good balance. Increased ABV well masked.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scanovajr (659) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - AUG 10, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2010 Bottled. A clear amber beer with a lacing white head. Strong hop aroma. Medium to full body. Taste is malty, sweety and caramel. Nice hops flavor. Dry spicy end. Very well balanced

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2009
12oz. pours with a creamy head that looks like meringue. golden orange color. juicy grapefruit and pine aroma. dry biscuity malt. a little cloying, but has a rich and solid mouthfeel. nice hopping all around both the bittering and dry hops providing the predictable SN style but with a fresh and lush twist. very good american west coast IPA. yum


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