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RATINGS: 3400   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle from Ledgers. Clear orange with a fizzy white head. Good grapefruit and caramel aroma and taste with a smooth mildly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiddleBrau (1094) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2009
Poured amber with thin white head. Orange citrus aroma with notes of pine. Hops are the name of the game with this brew. Bitterness is high relative to malt balance, hop flavor is dry but still finished clean. Crisp and hops are handled well here, not too much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Changed (460) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 22, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours translucent orange, nice off white head. Lacing is strong at first but disappears. Aroma is strong citrus-hops. Taste? Just take a look at the name- HOPS! Hops, hops, more hops. Not extremely complex, but a nice blast of hops nonetheless. Perfect carbonation, nice finish, and 7.2% means this new offering packs more punch that it’s smaller brother. Another good one from SN.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2009
Very nice. Thank you Sierra Nevada for putting out another hoppy ale. Great body and tongue-pounding hops. This one is even stronger than Celebration Ale so be careful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - APR 21, 2009
UPDATED: APR 2, 2014 Sierra Nevada beers always look good. Beautiful orange. Virtually no bouquet like I am used to with a double IPA. Mostly bitter. Reminds me of a Dogfish Head ale. Smooth clean dry. Good. With the other choices out there I probably wouldn’t buy again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
treadyroc (150) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2009
Pours a light amber with a bubbly head that quickly diminishes. Making this a year-round offering is a great move for SN; I definitely think it’s got better taste & character than their ubiquitous pale ale. I read about the new breed of hops they used for this brew in BA mag, but I’ll be damned if I can get any of the citrus notes they’re talking about in the taste. The aroma’s a whole ’nother story, though, because this thing comes across heavily in the nose. Very bitter at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2009
very good citurs pine aroma, great looking beer precise clearity anf nice full rignt on head, perfect carbonated balance, good mild hop bitter finsih, with piney hop balanced middle, bitter palate on the back side, nice and refreshing front. Overal a darn good IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (5241) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 20, 2009
Bottle Pours out a goldish orange topped with a pillow white head. Aroma of fresh citrus hops. Tast was a nice malt and plenty more of the citrus hops. Once again Sierra Nevada makes a tast IPA. This my friend is a daily drinker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrMisfatsuBrew (10) - New York, USA - APR 20, 2009
Pours a clean and clear orange with a good white head. Aroma of fresh citrus hops just a little bit hoppier and a little bit bolder than its pale ale counterpart. Overall fantastic IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyReynolds (1081) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2009
bottle. pours a nice orange with a thin white head. Aroma is strong with hops. There is also a sweet bready aroma with notes of citrus. The taste is about the same with a nice bitter bite. This is a refreshing IPA great cold on a hot day.

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