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RATINGS: 2718   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Bottle. Prominent orange and grapefruit aroma. Copper amber body, off-white lacing head. Lots of citrus in the flavor, along with moderate sweetness and foreground bitterness, especially in the finish. Sierra Nevada know how to do hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6326) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2009
courtesy of Matta. Pours orange with thick white head. Aroma of sweet pine hops which is a welcome change from your usual bitter aromas. Taste of floral hops with a thick syrupy mouthfeel and fruity presence of grapefruit. Light malts and caramel. Overall, the beer is well balanced not too much on the bitter side.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2009
On tap at Capones. Poured honey-amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma was mellifluous, slightly piney and citric. The flavor was barely citric compared to most west coast IPAs, mostly coniferous, and finally slightly caramel and coffee malt that finished lightly resinous and bitter. It was good but not amazing or all that different from their standard pale ale.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10343) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Bottle as Torpedo Extra IPA from Ledgers Liquor. Copper color with a good light beige head. Strong aromas of citrus and pine over light roast caramel. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is grapefruit and pine. Floral. Finishes floral and fruity with moderate bitter. Still pretty bitter though. Very good indeed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2009
On tap at Capones. Poured a medium amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Light lacing left on the glass. Aromas of citrus, floral hops, pine, and a little toasty. Tastes of pine, citrus, the same floralness, and some caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2009
On tap at Capital Ale House - Midlothian on 08/05/2008. Very clear golden amber body with a small white head. Citrusy and floral hop aroma. Sweet citrus and resiny hop flavor with a caramel background. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2009
Tap at the rake. Alround rating: Massive hop bitterness, grapefruit and pine, floural and green hay bitterness. Everything that i expect from another amazing IPA from SN.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 18, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2009 On tap @ Tornado. Pours medium gold with a slight hint of orange, a 2 finger off white head was present. Nice nose of grapefruit, and sweet malt. Flavor was lightly fruity with some hop presence. Finish was nicely balanced between both malt and hops.....a good one!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Draft at Tylers Durham, mid-July ’08. So this isn’t Celebration. Word. This beer had some strong piney and floral hops throughout but is nicely balanced by a heavy dose of caramel malt. A bit one-dimensional but still refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2008
Almost a double IPA in its hoppy PNW intensity, with good sweet caramel Sierra Nevada backbone and without the double alcohol of some big bitter beers. Really enjoyable. Unmistakable SN nose, mouth feel, appearance.


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