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RATINGS: 3121   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhatB420 (714) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Quite an anstounding IPA for the distribution of it. The color was a mesh between oragne and tan with outstanding hop filled aroma and the taste was almost perfect IPAness going down. this is a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nick76 (4302) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Big grapefruit and pine, lightly toasted malt, caramel and some yeast in the aroma. The appearance is deep golden with a copper hue. The head is rather small but OK for the style. The flavor is like the aroma with lots of hops and some yeastiness. It also has a nice bread like aftertaste with a bit of soapiness. The palate is smooth. Outstanding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (4430) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Killer alky laced volatile pine hoppy aroma. Orange brown and clear. Creamy thin head. Big bitter terrible flavor that torpedos the tongue from front to the back of the throat. Chewing on pine sap soaked green grapefruit rind experience. Oily soapy mouth coating palate. Long bitter linger that just does not go away, on style. heheheh

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2009
aroma is not as strong as the dogfish head but nice hoppy aroma. - nice creamy head - clear amber color pour. Lacing just sticks to the glass. Very good flavor that is bread like nice mix of hop and malt- very nice aftertaste- very good IPA I will have this again soon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
morrdt (715) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Six pack from Total Wine in Jacksonville, Florida. I was not looking for any specific IPA to bring home, but when I saw this available for the first time in Jacksonville, I had to bring it home. Pours a nice dark amber/copper color with a dirty white/tan head. Aroma is nice with citrus and pine notes. Taste is hops, an earthy tone with a very clean finish. A very good IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Style; glass: IPA; tulip 12 fl oz x 7.2% ABV = 86.4 / 60 = 1.44 beers * 150 C = 216 calories (est.) Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $1.12 Aroma: hops, citrus, stinging, and pine needles. Invigorating. Visuals: beautiful brand safe packaging, summer sunset, brilliant golden orange clarity, thinning white yellowish head, exquisite lace. Taste: starts sweet and bitter simultaneously, middle is dark with some roasted notes and lots of citrus, which lingers as grapefruit, resin, and tar. Palate: peppery, stinging, and tart, middles dull to a warming and a throb in the back of the mouth, the finish is dark, warming, and delicious. Overall: This is a spectacular, delicious, and superlative achievement. At this price, intensity, and quality, I have found my go-to daily bread. Sierra Nevada, you’ve absolutely done it. You are so hired. originally posted at: <a href="http://beercritic.wordpress.com/"&

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3891) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2009
12oz bottle. pours clear light amber with white head. the aroma is loaded with earthy hop notes. crystal malt base with earthy hop flavors and sturdy bitterness. tasty for sure and a solid IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kidrobot (103) - Port Charlotte, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Pours a clear amber with a nice white head. Scent stings the nose with hops. Tastes great with a amazing bite and hoppy taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2009
From the bottle pours copper, good clarity, with a thin white head. Good crystal malt base, caramel and a smooth palate. Citrus hops throughout, soft grapefruit floral note to the finish. Big bitter finish, but still retains the crystal malt sweetness even in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Fresh bottle. Pours a crystal clear, dark orange amber color with a massive, well retained head of beige colored froth. Thick, patchy flares of sticky lace coat a good portion of the glass. The aroma is hoppy but well balanced, notes of bitter grasses, mild pine, and grapefruit countered by equally substantial, caramelized, grainy sweet malts. The hops take over in the mouth, the bitter grassy and citrus notes lashing the tongue a bit more than the malts can keep up with. Biscuity flavors offer comforting substance. The mouthfeel is big and lightly syrupy, with a lingering, dry astringency on the finish. This is a pretty nice beer, but it seems a bit off kilter as compared to Sierra Nevada’s more impressive wet hop IPAs.

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