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RATINGS: 2920   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
itfitz (10) - California, USA - MAY 27, 2010
Wow -- can you say "over-hopped"? This Extra IPA goes overboard with the hop aroma and flavor, nearly negating any malty tones in the beer. But is that a bad thing? Not in this case. The bitter citrus hops are like a depth charge and combined with a moderate carbonation -- it’s an all-hands-on-deck experience that makes one of the best commercially-available beers. This isn’t an IPA for landlubbers; its in-your-face experience and high alcohol (7.2%) will take you to Davey Jones’ Locker rather quickly if you’re not careful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swesson (230) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2014
From a six pack. Pours out a coppery gold. Makes a thick, peachy-orangey head. Aroma is of yeast and fresh hops. Tastes of hops, sugar, and caramel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aidzy (8) - - SEP 13, 2014 does not count
Pours a dark copper, burnt orange with a decent head. Grassy aromas apparant lolling back to pine. My first beer all day, ive had this one before so have been really frothing for it, you can imagine. Floral notes on the palate, very hoppy initially. The malt backbone provides a creamy hearty flavour eventually ending in the traditional bitterness. I love this beer, well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjohnny (371) - - SEP 12, 2014
Sweetish pine aroma with a good malty backdrop. Pours a clear amber honey gold with a relatively thick foamy head that leaves a small amount of lacing. Medium bodied. Smooth until the finish which has a little bit of an edge. Piney resiny but still very well balanced with a hint of sweetness. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SzopPiwosz (142) - - SEP 10, 2014
Zapach z butelki: Żywiczno-tropikalny. Piana: Kremowa, drobno- i średniopęcherzykowa. Średnio obfita, oblepia ładnie szkło. Kolor: Bursztynowe opalizujące. Zapach: Średnio intensywny chmielowy. Dość złożona tropikalność, dominują mango, ananas, białe winogrona. Pojawia się nuta kartonu i stęchlizny, a także przypalonego mleka. Po ogrzaniu dochodzą "kompotowe" estry oraz sosnowa żywica. Smak: Spora podbudowa, zdecydowany, owocowy, kwaśno-słodki. Specyficzna nuta ciasteczkowo-waniliowa. Tekstura: Dość lekkie, oleiste. Nasycenie: Średnie. Goryczka: Wysoka, grejpfrutowa. Średnio zalegająca. Pijalność: Wysoka. Piwo ewidentnie dotknięte skazą starości. Szkoda - bo nie wiadomo na ile surowo je osądzać. Z jednej strony można się spodziewać, że świeższe było lepsze. Z drugiej - browar daje aż 3(!) lata przydatności do spożycia, czyli zbyt wiele jak na mocno chmielone, aromatyczne piwo. Wydaje mi się, że skoro Sierra Nevada przedstawia swoje piwo jako "best before" surowa ocena jest tutaj na miejscu. Zatem - zapach zdecydowanie rozczarował. Dużo sobie obiecywałem, czytając czym jest Hop Torpedo, natomiast efekt taki sobie. Jednoznacznie należy przyznać, że sumarycznie aromat jest przyjemny, jednak nie powala, ani intensywnością, ani swoim profilem. Piwo jednak broni się smakiem. Spora słodycz przełamana jest zarówno ciekawą owocowością, jak i bardzo miłą goryczką - wysoką, ale dosyć krótko zalegającą jak na ten jej poziom. Warto sięgnąć po to piwo, jednak należy rozejrzeć się za świeższym egzemplarzem, niż mój.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1159) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Amber color with frothy head. Citrus, grass, and pine in hop profile and flavor. Lasting bitterness. Malt backbone could use a little sweetening. Props for the tallboy can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1075) - Iowa, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Dark orange pour from six pack bottle 3 months from bottled date, Ive had fresher. Bready caramel, pine and fruit. Strong pine. Taste is caramel, roasted malt toasted bready malt, lots of pine and pine bitter, lots of pine bitter. Not my favorate but still a pretty good ipa. Use to like it more but the bar gets raised so much after hundreds of ipas more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Klimaet (153) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear dark golden with a slightly off-white medium head. Aromas of pine, slight pineapple, some malt, caramel, grape, orange peel. Slightly tropical. Slightly peachy aswell maybe? Taste is smooth, some grassy hops up front but mostly some pine, caramel and fruity sweetness. Pretty nice cheap supermaket IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (3931) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 3, 2014
Thanks Filip for letting me steal a sample @ Tolkien’s! Poured a darker amber/gold body with a thick, perhaps slightly off (bad lighting) white head that lasted a while. The aroma hinted it wasn’t perhaps completely fresh, as some maltiness hit, but fruity hoppy notes were there too, orange peel, fresh herbs, quite nice. Creamy chewy maltyness, with some notes of dried apricots, on top of which perches a satisfactory amount of aroma hop. Lovely balance, fresh, pungent, perfumey even in a way. A quality beer, no doubt about that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tselloufc88 (130) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
Easy one to find here. Rated a 16oz can from Beer Gonzo, Coventry. Nice beer this, more on the malty and caramel side with some tasty notes of orange, grapefruit and pine. Pretty heavy finish with high bitterness. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (606) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2014
From a bottle. Pours a mild hazy orange amber, medium orange tinted head, fruity aroma, very smooth with a well balanced hop profile. I like it a l lot.

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