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RATINGS: 3441   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 65   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (11052) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2009
Clear copper coloured body with a tiny, lacing-head. Dried fruity aroma. The flavour is also made up by dried fruits layered with spices and herbs. Rounded and prolonged bitter ending. Fine made brew where flavour and aroma are well integrated. One-third pint glass from gravicask at GBBF, 04.08.2009.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2621) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Very hoppy full of pine and light citrus. Feels kind of oily from the hops. Long and bitter on the finish. Could easily become a regular in my fridge once I move back to the States. Very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerdrinker79 (2009) - Idaho, USA - SEP 6, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2010 12 oz. bottle- FIRST DRINK- Hops galore, yummy. Pours a solid 1 inch head that holds til about half glass. LAST DRINK- Very good IPA, dry and hoppy. 1/7/10 update- Just have to say that this beer has the best lacing i’ve ever seen, sugar content must be somewhat high, what a great beer. Sierra Nevada at it’s finest.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jzzbassman (1581) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Pours a clear penny colored copper with a nice tight head. Resinous hop aroma, but easy on the bitterness in the flavor. Very nice IPA

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2009
This is a perfect example of an excellent straightforward IPA. Pours dark and murky for the style with almost no head. Smells citrusy and dry, just how I like it. Taste is EXTREMELY dry, with a sharp lingering aftertaste. This shit is all business. Among what I consider the "mid-grade" IPAs this is one of the very best.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SynergyXJ (510) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Bottle, #495. Had while camping with no pint glass, so don’t know on appearance. Piney hop aroma and flavor. Great lasting resinous aftertaste. Pretty good IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - SEP 4, 2009
(Bottle from Lou’s Beverage Barn) Pours bright amber, maybe a hint of haze. Three fingers or so of slightly lumpy light yellow-biege head that slowly recede to a foamy cap. Aroma of piney hops with a touch of sweet caramel candy underneath. Mouthfeel fairly smooth, pretty thick for an IPA. Lots of thick droopy broken lacing. Flavor is hop-forward, fairly heavy notes of pine. Medium-heavy bitterness overlays a nice caramel malty base. Lingering piney aftertaste. Pretty solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
probstblueribbon (3700) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2009
12 fl oz bottle from Lubiere (merci!), served cold in a tulip glass.

App.: Hazy deep amber with a small off-white head. Aroma: A nice blend of pine, resin and grapefruit C-hops with a good malt backbone, some dark dried fruitiness, lightly peppery, spicy and earthy. Palate: Medium+ body, lively and sharp carbonation. Flav.: The malts dominate, in contrast to the nose, but there is still a nice shot of pine, resin, grassy, peppery hops, some floral and citrus notes, lightly earthy and nutty; off-dry with nice bitterness and a pleasant mineral malt finish.

A really tasty, American-style IPA. Thanks again Luc!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3856) - Kansas, USA - AUG 31, 2009
12 oz bottle purchased as a single at Olive or Twist in Platte City, Missouri. Pour is mostly clear golden orange with a frothy three inch off white head. Head is very slow to fall, when it eventually does, nice lacing left behind. Aroma of spicy floral hops, resin and some citrus. Also a nice caramel toasty malt present. Nice nose, though not overly expressive. Taste is resin bitter hops, some orange peel, and the toasty malt from the nose. Pretty straight forward IPA, nice and clean. Palate is medium to thin body - drinkable, moderate carbonation and a long mineral bitter finish. This one may not have been terribly fresh, but still enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Bottle at the Headkeeper. Pours a very slightly hazy amber, thick off white head. Aroma is hops, pine, grass and vague citrus notes. Flavor is a very nice blend of malt, hops and citrus. Finish is dry and bitter.


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