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RATINGS: 3429   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 65   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b33pb00p (4) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2009 does not count
Another fairly standard IPA with a twist. This one has stronger grapefruit flavorings than one might expect, and it makes it very easy to drink. Probably the easiest IPA to drink that I have ever had to be honest. Smell is very hoppy, so if you like that combined with a twinge of fruit flavor, this beer is for you.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
simonbilyk (82) - Maine, USA - DEC 3, 2009
12oz. Resin! Smells like shoving your face into a bucket of fresh hops. Slight malt aroma comes through. Totally balanced drinking! The hops are strong in flavor and aroma but the bitterness is soft and compliments the malt. Yay beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Bottle. 12oz. Pours copperish amber with a half-finger, subtly off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, dry hops, yeast, and traces of fresh wheat. Medium, easy-going body with a nice, slightly heavy mouthfeel. Great finish; powerful and warming. Great IPA from Sierra Nevada.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
twindog (274) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2009
12 oz bottle pours gold/amber, with soft head, nice lace. aroma is sweet citrus and some pine. Smooth texture , med. body, feels like a cream ale, rich hops and not to heavy on malt, nice dry hop bitterness on finish. Nice I.P.A

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scooterbub (1008) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - NOV 30, 2009
Bottle. Pours a golden amber with a large, foamy beige head that slowly fades. Taste is of hops, pine, grapefruit, malt, and some caramel. Is a little sweet. Similar aroma. Has a rather bitter finish that lasts a while. A pretty good IPA, but not their best one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (4106) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2009
Amber color out of the bottle with a foamy white head. Nice hoppy nose. Sharp piney hop flavor with some grapefruit rind and caramel sweetness. Some alcohol heat. Nice IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2009 (12 ounce bottle - pint glass) Pours a amber orange color. Has a somewhat thick head that leaves to good lacing. Heavy amount of hops. The hoppy taste is also citrusy. It is all balanced with a light caramel malt character. Mouthfeel has an oily texture and a soft combination.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 30, 2009
Poured a rich, clear copper color with a solid, off-white head and good lacing. The aroma was tons of spicy hops with lots of pine and some faint citrus. The flavor was bitter pine hops and spice with enough malt to give it balance and sweetness. Almost medium bodied on the mouthfeel, not hot or uneven. Pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rohash (47) - New York, USA - NOV 29, 2009
I love sierra nevada and ipaís but IMO this is the worst of the SN products and not a great IPA. The taste is bitter with bitter and more bitter and pretty strong alcohol taste. It lacks in the way of aromatic and flavoring hops. Itís still not a bad beer but Iíd reach for the celebration or fresh hop ale instead.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JamesD (243) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2009
This beer is really outstanding. Iím not a fan of IPAís that use far too much hops and make it taste like youíre chewing on hop leaves, but this is perfect. A nice, spicy hop aroma with a flowery hop and bready flavor. The nose is a little piny, and the flavor has hints of citrus and pungent flowers. A truly great beer, and it would be a great intro to IPAís for the uninitiated.


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