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RATINGS: 3140   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.


mikkos' rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikkos (279) - - FEB 12, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2013 Quite mild aroma of hops, fruits and light malt, maybe syrup. Medium head. Taste of hops, malt, quite sweet, syrupy. Maybe a bit more kick needed, lacks something. Would have been better a bit more colder, I think.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABT_S54 (252) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
500cl can poured into a Struise glass. Hazy orange with a short-lived (slightly) off white head. Aroma floral hops and bit of sweetness. Taste is juicy hops with a slightly thinner mouthfeel than typical of the style and generally a little underwhelming. I have since tried this on tap and found things to be slightly better. This is a good solid IPA but I have tried better at the same price point.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (821) - USA - MAY 17, 2015
This is a stand-out IPA. I wonder how much it has changed over the years, if at all, to compete with the newer crazy hopped IPAs coming on the market these days. Just a solid IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsnicholas (341) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle (12oz $1.40): Clear copper with white head. Not much aroma. Body is medium plus, thicker than I expected. Taste sweetness and bitterness. Grapefriut and pine.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ARH (772) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2015
12oz bottle poured into an IPA glass. The initial aroma is a bright evergreen forest that quickly ducks to a bright grapefruit and pine with a hint of fresh baked, crusty bread sneaking in underneath. Near the end there’s a warm, sweet honey and caramel note that starts to dominate. It pours a brilliant, shimmering orange with effervescence, and just a slight haze. The head is a dense soap / gelatin texture with an egg white hue that leaves a dense, heavy lace, and has great retention. The taste is a medium high bitter and sweet; well balanced. The texture is a slick, waxy quality with a soft fuzz and a medium full body. Flavors of juicy bittersweet citrus and waxy pine are first noted with caramel and honey pushing through as it warms. It finishes dry with a zip of pine and waxy grapefruit membrane. It’s zesty and potent, but not offensive, long, and astringent with an aftertaste that’ss clean, chalky and dry.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackafholmes (592) - - MAY 14, 2015
Can from lescar, sheffield. Rosy gold with bubbly white head. Aroma is surprisingly tame, a bit of resin, a bit of maple some citrus zest notes. Taste is well balanced, sweet and bitter and not too dry. Medium carbonation and body with a good oily mouthfeel. A strong and drinkable ipa, a very dangerous thing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UjoKlobasa (7) - - MAY 14, 2015 does not count
Bottle. Spruce, citrus aroma. Medium bitter. Rich taste and finish. Very good ipa.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (798) - CROATIA - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle; pours cloudy orange gold with a tan head; aroma is citrus fruit with malt and a little pine; taste is malt with citrus fruits, herbs, and yeast; finish is hoppy and dry; very nice IPA

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
racedom (23) - Guadalajara, SPAIN - MAY 12, 2015
 Clear amber color with a medium white head. Hoppy nose. Aromas are citrus (mainly lemon), toasted malts and pine. Medium carbonation, medium body. Dry and bitter hoppy finish. Great and balanced IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaVillum (604) - Valby, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2015
350 ml/35 cl, flaske, BB: 22/12/15, købt i Føtex på Østerbro, 10. april 2015. Rød-/guld-farvet amerikansk IPA med fin hvid tætskummende skumkrone på ungefär 4 cm, som svinder til et par cm efter en halv snes minutter. Kraftig og bitter humlearoma af gran og maltnuancer af brød. Fjerne og svage noter af citrus. Altovervejende humlet. Smagen er let sød, men hovedsageligt præget af en kraftig bitterhed, særligt i afslutningen. Tør mundfølelse og dog frisk og tørstslukkende. Kroppen er middel fyldig med en frisk karbonering på medium niveau. Konsistensen er glat/olieret, og afslutningen er kort og næsten besk i sit udtryk. Meget velsmagende IPA, men nok for humlet og tør for nybegyndere. Torpedoen er dog et kvalificeret valg, når man vil have en humlet tørstslukker.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bubeer (59) - - MAY 8, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2015 Large meringue head. Amber colour, a bit hazy. Floral and tropical fruit aroma, a bit of liquorice. Heavy bitterness with a long finish with pine notes. Nice structure, though not too oily. Average carbonation.


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