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RATINGS: 3455   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9303) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 7, 2009
Bottle. Tall, off-white head. Piney hop aroma; very fruity, with a touch of malt. Floral, grassy hop flavor, citrus and pine, balanced malt. Very peppery and fruity, with nice flavor and decent balance. Nice stuff, with very subtle, flavorful hopping.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wombata (620) - Kobe, JAPAN - SEP 7, 2009
Color: Brown, orange Aroma: Elegant (rather than just powerful and resinous) floral, citrus/grapefruit and grapefruit rind, musty note, fresh, uncut grass Flavor: Starts with fruity malt, then comes the spicy, ripe orange and bitter grapefruit/rind, and finishes with a lingering fruity malt and hop bitterness. Comment: Outstanding. Superb quality malt is well balanced with the bittering & aromatic hops. Instructive to compare this to Caldera’s IPA. I’d eagerly drink another of these!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
humulushound (244) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2009
Amber colored with nice white head and fine lacing as the drink progresses. Aroma is piney, floral hops, light citrus with some red fruit undertones. Flavor has more toffee malt but still has ample grapefruit, lemon hops with an easy bitter finish. Mouthfeel is articulated with fine bubbles, becoming soft and pleasing late in the drink. Very nice and worth another purchase.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2009
bottled. Solid IPA w/ dry hop finish. Nothing too complex but has a nice linger.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (11120) - 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 (2724) - 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 (2028) - 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 (1587) - 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.


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