sweetgoodness (19) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not a big aroma, but nice lacing and creamy head with a clear amber appearance are promising. Sweet apricot and a hint of floral hops give way to a great bitterness that coats the tongue and lingers on the edges. Reminds me more of a floral dry-hopped ESB than an american ipa but I’m definitely not complaining!
vomit (247) - Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2010 This went head-to-head, tete-a-tete, mano a mano with Stone IPA last night.....and the winner is........
We also throw in a few Blatz to mix things up as well, and sure enough the Blatz kicked them all to the curb. This beer is OK, but maybe a little too sweet. If the price would come down a bit, they may have something here. I liked it, but you really can’t compete with Blatz, so why bother? No sir, for an IPA, this is good. It just can’t hang with the Big Boys (i.e. Blatz). Think about it. It’s like a torpedo of death aimed straight at your liver.....you’re gonna be capsized my friends!
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - OCT 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear gold with light red tint. Smell of hops. Taste is a chewy bread at first with dry hop bitter quickly following. Nice balance and enjoyable.
gringo332 (611) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Smells of piney hops, malt. Pours a beautiful head with nice lacing; copper hue. Tastes of pine, alcohol, very complex and floral. Pleasant bitterness lingers on the back of the tongue. Awesome.
Christian (12953) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2010 Cask at GBBF 2009. Amber with a small off-white head. Strong pine and grapefruit hop aroma. Grapefruit peel also dominates the flavour followed by a really bitter finish
Bottled, 2010. Same notes, same score. Very intense
PalCabral (159) - SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Truely beautiful beer, but the up front hoppiness whacks the tastiness of the drink Not even the high residual sweetness of this beer makes it. Maybe the torpedo is just a little too efficient extracting flavors when dry hopping? Not my favorite SN.
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Soft, citrusy aroma. Citrus, both orange and grapefruit, made themselves known right from the start along with the rounded malts. Leads into a dry, bitter finish.
DrSamPHD (68) - Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a transparent amber hue with a thin off-white head. Aroma is of hops, pine and grass. Tastes hoppy with a kick of sweetness on the back. Pretty good.
Nisse666 (6306) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2009
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2013 Ups - 2009 intage IPA, not on purpose or???
ons 2011-03-10 Göteborg
AR: still loaded with pine and pineapple and some caramel sweetness
F: bitter, more laidback fruit and pine aromas, great bitterness, dry but fruity finish. Rateing: 3,6 - no new rateing calc.
Bottle 12 C
AR: hoppy, apricot purè, orange drops (sweety), fenominal fine fine aromas.
AP: lite orange colured high peaky creamt head, orange cristal clear.
F: Fruity flavour (hard to define), strong hoppy flavour, heavy, heavy bitternes, light honey sweetness
AF: heavy bittnerness, one should have consumed someting else* before the Torpedo.
* or a few
gyllenbock (7992) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear amber color, big head. Malt, fruits and grape. Bitter and rather well balanced.