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RATINGS: 2720   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.


3.6
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TwoDudes (77) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 9, 2008
I usually don’t like Sierra seasonals, as they tend to taste very similar to their regular Pale Ale (last years Anniversary Ale, for example). This one however was suprisingly good. Rich palate with lots of nice hoppy bitterness. Much more body than I expected. However, the wow factor seemed to dissipate as the pint went on. While I thought it was great on first sip, by the end it was merely good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (5876) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2008
(Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival, 26 Sep 2008) Amber colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity nose with fresh hops, orange, grapefruit and pine needles. Fruity, hoppy taste with grapefruit, pine needles, orange and generous doses of citrussy hops. Rather earthy finish. Possibly a bit one dimensional and on the sweet side but with a lovely hop character. Excellent beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2008
Draught at SBWF08. Pours out in a clear amber colour with a small off-white foam. Floral, grapefruity and piney hop aroma with touches of caramel and peach. Medium-bodied with notes of wet grass, pine, grapefruit and apricots. Lonf bitter finish of grass, grapefruit and pine-needles.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15568) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2008
Draught @ Brouwer’s, Seattle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a malty hoppy pine needles aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter flavor with some pine needles and citrus hints. Hoppy bitter finish with a long bitter aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Joakgust (776) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2008
Tap SB&WF-08 - Clear Bronze colored beer with a huge caramel colored head. Aroma is grapefruity with notes of dry hops, malt and ripe fruits. Flavor is also very fruity and malty with a strong hoppy finish. Very nice!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2008
at flying saucer. puny off-white head into amber body. aromas of moderate citrus and piney hops and moderate caramel with some distracting soapiness. flavor is moderately bitter throughout. long finish duration. sticky dry texture. lively carbonation. good but could have been much better without the formentioned soap.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5368) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2008
Draught at Bishops Arms, Järntorget, Gothenburg. Amber with a small, brief, white head. Some sweet fruits in both aroma and flavour. Chocolate and grass/hay with a sweet maltiness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LinusStick (2757) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2009 Man was I glad I stumbled upon this. On tap at the Bocktown. Nice hoppy and piney aroma. Pour was a nice medium gold with a two finger white head. Taste was all hops- citrus and pine that bites the cheeks. Nice carbonation and just a hint of a caramel malt backbone to keep the hops in check. Very nice beer. I hope they bottle it.


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