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RATINGS: 3140   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
doomfistinc (82) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 20, 2009
A great very spicy, very hoppy beer with a lot of bite. Might put some people off. Just had one with a carne asada quesadilla and some very hot red chile. Numbs the tongue wonderfully, but definitely brings out the bite. My personal favorite

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fraternie (893) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2010 Deep, golden body that seems very similar to the Pale Ale initially, with a solid, malty body of bread and caramel backed by grapefruit and orange citrus notes. The difference here is a surging blast of aggressive, piney hops that provide strong but welcome bitterness, masking the high abv well through the medium to long finish. A nice addition and arguable champion of the Sierra Nevada stable of hopped up beers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HughConway (829) - Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours amber with offwhite head. Nice hop aroma strangely less than the pale ale. Decent body. Alright, not great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyAlesToYou (164) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2009
What sets this IPA apart from others that I have had is the malt backbone. It provides depth of flavor, but the hops just don’t measure up. The aroma is promising, but I was let down a bit by the taste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Pours a nice copper color and has a decent tan head. Aroma is nice but not overwhelming of American style hops. Flavor is bitter, but not over the top and has a nice malt backbone to balance it out. This isn’t a biting bitter either. Just a nice dry-hopped feel, with tons of flavor. This might be my new go to beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Clear bright gold, strong dense white head. Earthy orange aroma. I can’t get enough hops, I like the surge of ’extra’ ipas. Doughy base, aggressive bitterness, there has to be simcoe in here. Wonderful beer to be found in a 6er.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2009
12oz bottle from McKinnon’s in Salem, NH. Pours a deep amber body, slightly hazy, with a good inch of off-white head that leaves some nice lacing. Smells fruity and citrussy with a fair bit of toffee and caramel to balance the hops. Orange and pith are imediately apparent in the flavor, with just enough caramel to help balance the hops. Medium to fill in mouthfeel with ample carbonation, which helps make this one very drinkable considering the ABV and complexity. A superb IPA, well worth the buzz it’s been getting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
1010 (309) - Midlothian, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Pours a amber golden color with a nice white head. Nice hoppy taste with a nice bitter aftertaste. Another solid beer by Sierra Nevada. 12 oz. bottle

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dagimp (796) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2012 Re-rate 1-31-12: Had to drop this down a few notches. Really tastes like an amped up SNPA. Flavors are muted and muddled. Meh. Definitely drinkable but there are way better IPAs out there. From a bottle into a pint glass. Good amount of head and lots of lacing. Smell is of piny hops. This was a very piny IPA. Decent amount of malt in the background but the hops were meant to be the superstar of this beer. I prefer my IPA’s a little more balanced, but this was by no means a hop bomb. Very good beer and for the price, well worth it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - AUG 16, 2009
good IPA, to style. This one has travelled and I suspect the hops have aged a bit, they are not all that strong and there is a tiny bit of cheesiness. I’m liking it never the less.


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