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RATINGS: 3190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCastner (112) - New York, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Pours a deep copper/red with a dense white head. Aroma is of American hops and pale malt. Taste is of some sweet malt and then a sharp bitter finish. Very tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (3009) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2009
Pours a deep copper color with a nice lasting head. Aroma is big on citrus and hops, with some caramel malts. Flavor is much the same, but a bit more balanced. Smooth texture with a bite at the end. A good IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stouby (4067) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2009
Bottle at Tidbloms Hotel. Amer. Aroma moderate malty (caramel), moderate/heavy hoppy (grass, citrus). Aroma moderate sweet, moderate/heavy bitter. Medium body. Very fine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philippem (105) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2009 Bouteille: Parfum de houblon résineux, avec quelques accents citriques. En bouche, oranges, citrons, résine et bois se partagent le haut de l’affiche, suivi de près par la douceur d’un certain caramel / malt et de quelques épices poivrées. Le corps est moyen, un peu huileux en bouche. Chaque gorgée en provoque une autre et une autre, et une autre... Une très, très bonne bière, et très accessible - en ce sens où son amertume n’est pas trop déstabilisante. (pour ceux qui n’aiment pas le style)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
naivepegasus (354) - USA - JUN 23, 2009
Pours a very cloudy orange/amber with a thin, soapy, off-white head. Great odor, sweet sticky hops. Starts off with a slightly sweet, grapefruity hop taste, like the regular SN IPA, but holy cow the hop bitterness aftertaste will kick your face. Great bitterness, I really like the aftertaste. Even better than the regular IPA.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
knights97 (109) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 22, 2009
pours to a copper body with very little head and a sweet floral aroma to it. The body is medium with a bitter hop taste that stays with you, all in all, the pine nuts are a good taste to blend in with the hops but this is a hair bit more bitter than i like.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2009
One of my other "go to" beers that I drink regularly. I usually have some SN PA and SN Torpedo in my fridge and go between the two. This one is obviously more bitter than the pale ale. Still has a nice fruity and hoppy flavor. I always enjoy this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (30451) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2009
Draft. An unclear golden beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of hops and grass. The flavor is sweet with ntoes of malt, hops, and grass, leading to a bone dry, bitter, and grapefruity finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grovlam (4164) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2009
Bottle. Large fizzy off-white head that mostly diminished. Fair display of lacework. Amber color. Aroma of pine like, citrus, floral, herbal, mild caramel and toasted malt. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and dry texture. Moderated bitter and sweet flavor. Lingering dry bitter floral finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BVery (7959) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2009
BOTTLE: 96 rating??? Are you kidding? A very unbalanced IPA, some pine, hop without much malt backing, no where near an elite IPA.


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