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RATINGS: 3152   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
heemer77 (5159) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 24, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2009 Deep bronze gold colored body with a foamy offwhite head. The aroma has some rich malt and a little bit of oranges. There is also some almonds and bread crust. The taste has some fairly strong almond and grapefruit. There is also some bitter bread crust. A little thick, but goes down easy. A little better after a few samples.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Botnik (142) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 24, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2009 Careful what you ask for. What else would you expect from SN when they add the word Extra to IPA? Yes, itís over the top, but it settles out to a smooth dry finish. I still prefer Celebration.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2009
light golden brown with white head. beautiful hoppy nose. features the hops amazingly, with fresh american varietals. finishes with an awesome malt backbone and some alcoholic warmth. excellent IPA

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2009
This beer is very good. But I have to say, itís not very balanced. Over-top-hops, canít dent that. Finishes very dry, which is good. ABV is very good and it does go down real smooth. A good show from Serria Nevada but there best beer is still Celebration.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3500) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2009
12 oz bottle. Clear topaz with a pillowy bone head and lacy splotches. Nose is dough, oregano, basil and orange. Soft and creamy with sharp pricks of carb. Taste is nectarine, pine, lemon oil and orange peel. Nice balance of fruit and bitterness with some pepper in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Smells like sweet fresh cut grass and citrusy piny hops. Pours a amber/gold with a respectable sudsy head that retains throughout. Flavors of grass, melon, citrus, pine and grain. Not very bitter, more sweet than bitter for sure. This is way to easy to drink for a 7.2% IPA. I thought I would be getting something closer to Celebration Ale, but itís not. It is itís own thing. This is a perfect brew for this economy. Full bodied, full flavored, and perfectly priced. God Bless Sierra Nevada.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1125) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2015 Golden Amber color with white head. Pine and citrus aromas. This is a citrus and pine blast to the back of the tounge. Lingering bitter aftertaste and earthy flavors. Quoting the girl at the store who sold this to me: Sierra Nevada IPA on Steroids.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - FEB 23, 2009
12oz. bottle served in a shaker pint. Pours a slightly hazy dark gold with a thin white head. Piney, resiny hop aroma that is different than Celebration. Some sweet caramel malt comes out as it warms. Bracing hit of hops initially. Nice base of malt sweetness to balance it out. Fairly carbonated. Is Sierra still bottle conditioned? I didnít see yeast. Long dry, mouth puckering hop finish. This is pretty drinkable for the ABV. You could get in trouble with this!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bungalo22 (326) - Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Pours into a tulip glass with a huge fluffy, nearly tan head - very nice. The lacing is strong and thick. The aroma is strong on the hops. It is very bitter on first taste and never really smooths out but after a few sips and as the palate starts to evolve a slight malt backbone comes out. A very impressive selection from Sierra, especially for a hop head.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Bottle from Binnyís in Orland Park, IL: It poured a clear, light amber body with a modest head that soon reduced to a film with nary a sight of lace left behind. The nose is full of fresh citrus scents, pine, and grasses - all covering some sweet grainy malts. Plenty of hop flavor here, all reflective of the nose, supported by a backbone of grainy malt sweetness. The hoppy bitterness comes out mainly near the end and never reaches the intensity that Iíd anticipated. The finish is dry and mildly bitter. Not bad, but... DIPA?


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