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RATINGS: 3027   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.


4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sickassmick (227) - Concord, California, USA - FEB 7, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2011 First time Iíve seen this one. Seems like a good amount of the seasonals / specialty beers from this company are IPAís. Not a problem in the least as far as Iím concerned. Pours beautiful clear amber with a slightly off white creamy head. Smell is fruit. Smells good. Taste is pretty true to the smell.. sweet malt. clean. almost reminds me of cherries. Finish is pretty mild. Hops arenít too spicy really but sit for a long time on the mouth. just really sweet and not syrupy at all. This is really one of the best beers Iíve had in a long time. I notice a lot of the Sierra Beers going a little overboard on hops, this one actually brings a little more sweetness to the front and without being too heavy ... perfect balance really. I wish you could get a 12 pk of this. A little more expensive than I would have hoped. Worth every penny though. I was a Lagunitas fan for a while, but Sierra Nevada brings it home every single time. This beer is straight. Update in 2011. They do make this in 12 packs.. all because of me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2009
Clear ruby color, white head, frothy. Very dry-type bitter beer. Hoppiness is strong, and crisp/dry. Long lasting resinous profile, lowers the drinkability. This is certainly not a weak beer, but my only problem is that its perhaps a little too dry hopped. Grapefruit/pine type hop profile. Very bitter and crisp.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Block (1547) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Amber pour with an off white head. Aroma of yeast and hops. Strong flavor of hops which is well balanced with sweet malts. Some caramel and yeast at the finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2009
12oz bottle. Poursclear amber in color with tan head. Aroma grapefruit and citrus hops. Taste of citrus hops, bitter and mild malt with a bitter finsih. Another great IPA from Sierra Nevada.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2009
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, toasted malts, pine, light grapefruit, hop juice, and citrus. Poured amber/orange in color with a small off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Not sparkling. Fully of tiny particles throughout. Fair lacing. Flavor is medium to heavy bitter. Tastes of toasted malts, hops, pine, grapefruit, slight pineapple, and slight caramel. Medium body. Very dry texture. Average carbonation. Hoppy, caramel, pine, and grapefruit finish is very dry.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Bottle. Pours an amber orange color. Has a long lasting white head that leaves lacing on the side of the glass as you go. Smell is strong pine and hop characters. Taste is bitter hops. This is a delicious beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4615) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Bright clear golden amber pour with fizzy white head. Pretty bitter and hops with some malt backbone. Grapefruit, citrus, floral notes, caramel, and bread. It has some metallic taste to it also. Quite marginal.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
biznizness (1121) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Love it, great IPA. Kinda sweet and fruity, but delicious. Picked up a sixer at City Bev in Winston. They should have done a more unique label (I guess I mean label color). Looks too similar to the pale ale. This one is worth the pickup.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goodgrief (1818) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Beer pours with pillowy head, orange/amber color with some decent lacing. Looks a pours similar to Celebration. A very faint bready aroma with citrus notes. The flavor was hugely sweet citrusy fruity malts. Grainy in the mouthfeel like undissolved sugar. Very sweet. There was also a lot of bitterness present, but the bitterness didnít seem to balance out the sweetness, rather it seemed there on top of the sweetness. This experience was akin to drinking the pulpy juice of a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange. Full of taste, but not overly drinkable. I was a bit disappointed in this, although admittedly my expectations may have been a bit high. I was hoping for something as tasty as the Harvest Ale, but in a 12 oz bottle. I still have 5 left in my sixpack, so maybe my experiences will be a little different with the remaining 5.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Great example of an IPA. Solid aroma of grass, pine and hints of resin. Flavor is at once bitter, with some citrus and more herbal/grassy notes with a slightly sweet malt finish and some lingering bitterness. Hop presence is good throughout, and bitterness is not overpowering.


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