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RATINGS: 3468   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sweetgoodness (19) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2009
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vomit (247) - Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2010 This went head-to-head, tete-a-tete, mano a mano with Stone IPA last night.....and the winner is........ Stone IPA. 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - OCT 6, 2009
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gringo332 (611) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2009
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12953) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2009
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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PalCabral (159) - SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2009
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2009
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. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSamPHD (68) - Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA - OCT 3, 2009
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (6306) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2009
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 AP: same 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (7992) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2009
Bottle. Clear amber color, big head. Malt, fruits and grape. Bitter and rather well balanced.

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