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RATINGS: 3274   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4965) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a great looking orange/copper with a large frothy off white head that leaves some serious lace for an IPA. Aroma of citrus rind hops, amber malts and fresh dough. Medium bitter bodied, where the hops are noticed the most, with a lingering bitterness that doesnít disappoint. Flavor is well balanced where I would have liked to see the hops have a little more prescence. Citrus rind with perhaps a touch of pine mixed in with some dry toast round out the flavor profile. Now this is no hidden diamond in the rough from some small craft brwery this is Sierra Nevada who has put out more then their share of IPAs and hopped up beers. This one is solid and for the price point it is a good value but nothing to go all ISO over.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tejas (946) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Over the top hops? Hmmm, didnít get that at all. I got the bready part which is not something I look for in my IPAs. Was hoping to dig this one but disappointing. Glad I got plenty of Celebration to tide me through :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Bottle: Pours a translucent orange with a medium-sized cream head...nice lacing. Aroma is huge on fresh cut grass, citrus and a bit of pine. Medium body...flavor is way over-the-top in the grassy hop area, in a good way though. Some light citrus notes are present with very little malt in the background. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Leave it to Sierra Nevada to make an IPA thatís a) affordable, b) beer geek worthy, c) sessionable, d) delicious and e) incredibly hopped. Kudos to Ken Grossman and his crew. Just a delicious beer that hopefully will find itís way into production year round.

The beer pours out a clear, medium amber color with a cascading, light tan 3-finger thick creamy head. Cracking the bottle cap just releases an instant gratification of hop aroma, and it just nicely carries on out of my pint glass. Notes of pine sap, herbaceous, witch hazel and a bit biscuity really rounds out the aroma. I didnít pick up much citrus, but heavy with the pine (Iím good with that). After my first few sips, I knew that I was really going to enjoy my 6-pack. How they could get something so tasty, with a >7% ABV, and so damned easy to drink is...well, itís why they are the pros. Strong notes of pine, with subtle notes of toasted bread, peppercorn, and some citrus rind. I finished off my first 3 bottles in just under an hour, and really couldnít wait to crack the next one. Hopefully when the warmer weather rolls around, this too will still be around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlagstoneHill (215) - Erie, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2009
18mar09: 12oz bottle
medium-high floral/citrus hop aroma laced with bready, carmel malt. This sample seems a bit weak, maybe its just too cold
light copper body, quite clear, a frothy off-white head with good retention.
Bitterness dominates the start-thru end. some sweet malty notes in the middle, but with a firm bitter finish. hop flavors of pine, resin, some citrus.
Medium body, light carbonation. some astringency in the finish, some warmth too
This is a nice american IPA. Lots of bitterness, but with a fair bit of sweetness for a hint of balance. Iíd like to see a bit more hop aromas, but this is pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (7309) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2009
alright! a new nevada brew... a nice IPA here .. big yet refined hop presence, nice citrus and grassy hops ... good solid hop bitterness with a perfect malt backbone ... very enjoyable IPA here, my new favourite year round sierra nevada brew .. like to hear it, here it goes! ..hey cheapdark you suck bro!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - MAR 17, 2009
A delicious IPA: I like this one a bunch. Aroma is unsurprisingly hoppy and fruity. Flavor is quite bold with strong hoppiness, fruit (apricot and citrus), and some flora. Mouthfeel is medium, with just a little carbonation. Overall, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2009
(Bottled on 02-24-2009) An easy drinking IPA that is very smooth considering the ABV. In typical Sierra Nevada fashion the hops are balanced against each other i.e. flavor, bittering, and aroma. The is enough malt there to keep the hops from getting out of hand. It is nice and dry with a long hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (3062) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2009 [March 13, 2009]
Bottle. This looks and smells and tastes remarkably like Sierra Nevada pale ale, which is not a bad thing. The added perks here, however, are a more pronounced, though similar, hoppiness in the aroma which is accompanied by a piercing, fresh, herbal twang. The flavor is more dry than the pale ale with distinct bitterness. This is another nice hoppy offering from Sierra Nevada, but Iím not as excited about it as their Harvest ale, for instance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Wow! What an IPA. Aroma is straight up grapefruit hops with a good malt tweak in the background and some pine aromas playing there as well. Flavor is very hop forward, but nicely balanced with the malt. If anything can be faulted, itís a little harsh towards the back, but this is a really nice IPA. A little lower alcohol and this could be a good go to session beer.

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