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RATINGS: 2838   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garrison (757) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2009
From a twelve ounce bottle purchased at "Kellers IGA" in Cincinnati, Ohio - This one pours a copperish gold brew with tall, light tan head of dense foam and a surprisingly yeasty aroma. Tastewise, the grapefruity hops are straight up front and center, but the backdrop of yeast and malts are certainly there, all leading to a fine, bitter finish. A fine beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Pours a clear amber with a wonderful off-white head that lasts. Citrus and pine aromas. Sticky pine flavor; very dry. Nice lingering bitter finish. Extremely drinkable considering it has an aclohol content of 7.2%. A VERY impressive IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1250) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2009 This was purchased the Caboose in Ashland. The color was a clear copper and poured with fluffy head. The citrus flavors of grapefruit were evident in the aroma and taste. this is a special IPA. It is smooth with the wonderful hops bitterness. The IPA was of medium body and slightly bitter finish. I am going for a six pack the next time.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA is a very clear light amber ale with a creamy off-white head that has great longevity and leaves great lacing. The aroma is heavy with notes of pine and grapefruit. I would expect no less from Sierra Nevada. There is a light smell of caramel-- probably crystal malt. It has a lively medium body that’s pretty dry all the way to the finish. It tastes like it smells, pretty much. It’s quite bitter and well balanced. The 7.2% ABV isn’t detectable at all, so watch out if you feel like pounding these, folks. This kind of reminds me of their Celebration Ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10411) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Bottle from Keg Liquor. Poured clear copper color with a large frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy flour and sour citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft citrus. Moderate bitter flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration. Very good brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftycarl21 (2205) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2009
pours a lightish translucent copper with a solid frothy head and heavy lacing. Aroma is ripe with floral and pine hops, also some definite notes of citrus- orange and grapefruit- and a bit of malt character as well. Flavor is very dry- could see the bitterness coming from the first hit, but it started subtle and then came out to the forefront. Has some nice earthiness as well, good palate, really nice IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Pours copper with nice frothy beige head. Aroma is floral hops, with resinous pine and backnotes of grapefruit. Flavor is mellow at first, but ends up with an underestimated hop bite. Very dry and piney. Palate is full for the style- bone dry finish. Suprising- I love the earthy, well rounded hopping that Sierra Nevada seems to have mastered.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Bottle...good but a lot of the Sierra Nevada varieties taste 95% the same to me. This one has the same dry, piney taste as many of Sierra Nevada’s selections. Obviously more fruity and bitter than the regular pale. Increased alcohol not noticeable. Not quite as complex as a double IPA, but still good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4774) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2009
12oz Bottle – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia, WA
Aroma: Huge hops aroma with a good malt backing.
Appearance: Amber in color, clear with a nice head.
Flavor: A great IPA flavor with great hops and malt balance. Tons of citrus flavors.
Palate: Nice IPA finish with a wonderful Mouthfeel
Overall: This is one of the better IPA’s I have had in years. A very good mass produced IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
19Ei8hty (1134) - Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Stunningly beautiful 12ozr - clear copper body with a mountainous billowing head that is dense yet facilitates wonderful hoppy aromas. solid grainy malt backbone, very light caramel notes with big hop accents of citrus and pine. Moderate resinous bitterness with an earthy herbal component. Well constructed drink; new candidate for the obligatory Fall Football sixer.


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