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RATINGS: 3143   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (3249) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 20, 2009
Bottle Pours out a goldish orange topped with a pillow white head. Aroma of fresh citrus hops. Tast was a nice malt and plenty more of the citrus hops. Once again Sierra Nevada makes a tast IPA. This my friend is a daily drinker.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrMisfatsuBrew (10) - New York, USA - APR 20, 2009
Pours a clean and clear orange with a good white head. Aroma of fresh citrus hops just a little bit hoppier and a little bit bolder than its pale ale counterpart. Overall fantastic IPA

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyReynolds (1037) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - APR 19, 2009
bottle. pours a nice orange with a thin white head. Aroma is strong with hops. There is also a sweet bready aroma with notes of citrus. The taste is about the same with a nice bitter bite. This is a refreshing IPA great cold on a hot day.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - APR 19, 2009
Bottle poured into a Sam Adams glass produced a finder worth of white head that stuck around. The body of the brew was a clear amber color with tons of little bubble rising from the bottom of the glass. Aromas of fresh hops are dominate on this one and quite pleasant the flavor is hop forward as well but with some malt sweetness to keep the bitters in check. The brew is crisp and light in my mouth with ample carbonation. This is a solid IPA nothing outstanding but a good one I tend to like my local ones a tad better due to the freshness factor. I still would not turn this down if it was on sale, or handed to me

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 19, 2009
bottle ..pours clear deep golden/orange.thick off white head ,lots of lace. aroma of cascade and caramel.good strong but not overpowering hop flavor balanced by good bready sweet malt , medium bodied and carbonation . nice

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2009
Pours of the bottle as a deep, clear amber with a thick off-white head that sticks to the side of the glass as stays on as a big cap as the carbonation streams up from the bottom. The aroma is mainly light citrus with lemons and oranges but with plenty of grassy whiffs as well. The taste follows the aroma but probably has a bit deeper citrus bitterness than the aroma with more grapefruit than anything else. There is plenty of malt to balance things out. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit dry with lots of bitterness in the finish. As mentioned before, lots of carbonation and the bubbles are active throughout. This is a great balanced IPA that’s certainly not a hop bomb but brings its share of citrus bitterness to the table.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
presario (4828) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 19, 2009
Bottle in Seattle. Pours a golden mug with thick long lasting foamy head. Aroma of hops hits the brain. Woody notes with a light citrus. Flavour starts with a strong sharp citrus in a strong malty base. A well executed amped up SNPA. More malt. More hops. Flavour alternates between the woody hops and the citrus. Very malty and more hoppy.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2009
Pours a clear orange/amber with small white head. Nice hoppy aroma along with caramel. The flavor was surprisingly well balanced. All the hop flavor you would expect from SN -- earthy, citrus, bitter all blended together with a great malt backbone. The sweet and bready malts really worked synergistically with the hops to create a great brew with a medium body and dry finish. I didn’t realize the 7.2% ABV either. I am not sure what an Extra IPA is but I sure like it!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2009
Bouteille de 12 oz. Arômes invitants de houblon américain (résine, agrumes). Robe ambrée assez foncée, belle petite mousse qui tient bien. En entrée de bouche, un malt caramel bien présent se manifeste puis cède la place à une amertume de houblon américain tranchante. L’alcool réchauffe légèrement la finale. Très amer, mais l’amertume est très bien intégrée à l’expérience globale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1767) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2009
Amber pour with an off white head. hoppy aroma of pine. Taste is of hops then malt. has a dry taste at the end. O.K. beer.


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