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RATINGS: 3029   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6051) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2009
alright! a new nevada brew... a nice IPA here .. big yet refined hop presence, nice citrus and grassy hops ... good solid hop bitterness with a perfect malt backbone ... very enjoyable IPA here, my new favourite year round sierra nevada brew .. like to hear it, here it goes! ..hey cheapdark you suck bro!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - MAR 17, 2009
A delicious IPA: I like this one a bunch. Aroma is unsurprisingly hoppy and fruity. Flavor is quite bold with strong hoppiness, fruit (apricot and citrus), and some flora. Mouthfeel is medium, with just a little carbonation. Overall, very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2009
(Bottled on 02-24-2009) An easy drinking IPA that is very smooth considering the ABV. In typical Sierra Nevada fashion the hops are balanced against each other i.e. flavor, bittering, and aroma. The is enough malt there to keep the hops from getting out of hand. It is nice and dry with a long hoppy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (2832) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2009 [March 13, 2009]
Bottle. This looks and smells and tastes remarkably like Sierra Nevada pale ale, which is not a bad thing. The added perks here, however, are a more pronounced, though similar, hoppiness in the aroma which is accompanied by a piercing, fresh, herbal twang. The flavor is more dry than the pale ale with distinct bitterness. This is another nice hoppy offering from Sierra Nevada, but Im not as excited about it as their Harvest ale, for instance.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Wow! What an IPA. Aroma is straight up grapefruit hops with a good malt tweak in the background and some pine aromas playing there as well. Flavor is very hop forward, but nicely balanced with the malt. If anything can be faulted, its a little harsh towards the back, but this is a really nice IPA. A little lower alcohol and this could be a good go to session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GJF (1289) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - MAR 16, 2009
A hopped up version of their pale. Good bit of grapefruit hops and a dry hoppy finish. Its a little harsh and unbalanced, but on the whole a good IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 16, 2009
UPDATED: APR 5, 2009 Pours medium amber with a decent off white head. Nose is full floral and grassy hops with decent caramel malt as well. Similar in the flavor with a bit of pine. Earthy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3399) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Pours a clear orange with a thick white head with good lace and plenty of effervescence. The aroma is floral and piney with a nice mild caramel sweetness. The flavor is very hoppy but surprisingly well balanced. There are plenty of very bitter notes and a good caramel malty background. Flavors of mango and bitter orange peel shine through. This is surprisingly watery for an IPA of this strength. This reminds me quite a bit of the other SN seasonal IPAs, its nice to have it around year round though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2009
20090315 12oz bottle, RB Spirits, available everywhere. Good looking but standard in appearance with a copper-golden color and small, lasting white head that leaves blotches of lace. Aroma is spruce, cat piss, and light grapefruit. Pleasant, mellow, and unassertive, though definitely American -- a beer that will be a fine gateway and surely a fridge standard. Body is medium-light with vigorous eff on the palate. Finish is dry and bitter with a pithy bite and lingering dryness. A good bit stronger than necessary, making this no good for a session. There is some alcohol presence that comes through with temp on the back of the palate.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TChrome (1425) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2009
This is the kind of beer I like to drink. I can only imagine that Sierra Nevada decided to roll this out in the wake of the phenomanal success of Celebration on a seasonal basis. But, hey if you can brew it all year round, why not, right? Beer pours up all that one could ask for, dark honeyed colored al whith a massive, off white, totally retained head. Aroma is spot on with hops and more hops, piney and citric. Flavor is ad infinituem, delicous hop bitterness and more. I am a big Celebration fan and this will do nicely until the next batch arrive. Prost, Tad


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