Block (1190) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber pour with an off white head. Aroma of yeast and hops. Strong flavor of hops which is well balanced with sweet malts. Some caramel and yeast at the finish.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Poursclear amber in color with tan head. Aroma grapefruit and citrus hops. Taste of citrus hops, bitter and mild malt with a bitter finsih. Another great IPA from Sierra Nevada.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, toasted malts, pine, light grapefruit, hop juice, and citrus. Poured amber/orange in color with a small off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Not sparkling. Fully of tiny particles throughout. Fair lacing. Flavor is medium to heavy bitter. Tastes of toasted malts, hops, pine, grapefruit, slight pineapple, and slight caramel. Medium body. Very dry texture. Average carbonation. Hoppy, caramel, pine, and grapefruit finish is very dry.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - FEB 6, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an amber orange color. Has a long lasting white head that leaves lacing on the side of the glass as you go. Smell is strong pine and hop characters. Taste is bitter hops. This is a delicious beer.
JohnnyJ (4041) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright clear golden amber pour with fizzy white head. Pretty bitter and hops with some malt backbone. Grapefruit, citrus, floral notes, caramel, and bread. It has some metallic taste to it also. Quite marginal.
biznizness (1063) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Love it, great IPA. Kinda sweet and fruity, but delicious. Picked up a sixer at City Bev in Winston. They should have done a more unique label (I guess I mean label color). Looks too similar to the pale ale. This one is worth the pickup.
Goodgrief (1740) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer pours with pillowy head, orange/amber color with some decent lacing. Looks a pours similar to Celebration. A very faint bready aroma with citrus notes. The flavor was hugely sweet citrusy fruity malts. Grainy in the mouthfeel like undissolved sugar. Very sweet. There was also a lot of bitterness present, but the bitterness didnít seem to balance out the sweetness, rather it seemed there on top of the sweetness. This experience was akin to drinking the pulpy juice of a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange. Full of taste, but not overly drinkable. I was a bit disappointed in this, although admittedly my expectations may have been a bit high. I was hoping for something as tasty as the Harvest Ale, but in a 12 oz bottle. I still have 5 left in my sixpack, so maybe my experiences will be a little different with the remaining 5.
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great example of an IPA. Solid aroma of grass, pine and hints of resin. Flavor is at once bitter, with some citrus and more herbal/grassy notes with a slightly sweet malt finish and some lingering bitterness. Hop presence is good throughout, and bitterness is not overpowering.
obxdude10 (1964) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Itís been a while since I tasted an IPA that really impressed me. Finally I found one! The only problem I found with this beer was that it tasted a little too similar to some of the other IPAís that Sierra Nevada offers. The Torpedo doesnít really distinguish itself from the Celebration or even their original IPA. But this is still one great beer. The Torpedo pours a bright amber color with a distinctive orange hue. It features a big white head that leaves a decent amount of lacing around the glass. The aroma is full of peppery spices, with some floral and bready notes thrown in for good measure. The body is spicy, smooth and enjoyably drinkable. The flavors are crisp, with hints of black pepper, bread, grapefruit and pine. There is a generous amount of sweet maltiness that provides a great balance to the beer. The finish is enourmously spicy, dry and bitter. Itís just the way I like a great IPA to be.
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brewed in the USA.......Courtesy of AFI96, thanks waylo. Orange in color with a small white head and some nice lacing. Aroma of spices, citrus and a bit of pine. Taste is of sweet malts, grapefruit and some hops. The mouthfeel is nice with a slight bitterness at the finish. I have to disagree with my partner in crime AFI96 about this one being better then the Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada. :)