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RATINGS: 3468   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremyh70 (1068) - Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2013 2013 bottle into a tulip glass A: A nice looking clear bright amber with a creamy two fingers of white head with good retention and good lacing. Classic looking beer. S: Citrus and light fruit aromas that are pleasant with a hint of grass and caramel sweetness. T: Nice caramel sweetness first followed by some citrus fruit flavors and a moderate piney bitterness that fades into a citrus pith. Bitterness lingers a bit and hints at being astringent but never succeeds, which is nice. Finishes semi dry with only a touch of bitter remaining. M: Mouthfeel falls somewhere between crisp and creamy with a medium/full body and perfect medium/high carbonation for the style that helps accentuate the mouthfeel and scrubs just enough away to leave a taste in your mouth that makes you want to take another drink. O: There’s a reason Sierra Nevada is a pioneer of craft beer, they know how to make it exceptionally well. Easy drinking and deliciously well rounded. ---Jeremy H

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
corkyrory66 (1424) - BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2016
Extra ipa dit le brasseur, pour cette bière de 7,2 % abv et 65 ebu. Il nous parle aussi d’un ensemble "citron, pin, herbe", ok, avec des "cônes entiers de houblon américain", re-ok. Mais on ne croit jamais que ce que l’on boit … Couleur ambre roux, à la clarté nette. Bulles moyennes, éparses, peu nombreuses. Mousse beige, épaisse, stable à 3 mm. Arômes de malt grillé, houblon, écorce de chêne liège, melon, poire. 1ère bouche souple à l’entame malt grillé/grenade, avec une pointe de bourbon. Arrière-bouche à l’amertume un peu "coupante" sur le pin. 2ème à l’ensemble plus homogène, avec une pointe de whisky tourbé. Arrière-bouche moins heureuse, déséquilibrée. 3ème bouche très spéciale, avec une résine forte et une pointe de vieux fût ranci. Arrière-bouche sans vraie ligne directrice. Longueur qui n’offre guère d’amélioration, et en fait assez indéterminée... Jambes fines, mais courtes et collantes. Levure d’une ligne basique. Alcool correct, mais il ne maîtrise rien. Finale vague. CONCLUSION : cette bière me fait effectivement penser à une vieille voiture "torpédo", mais j’aime beaucoup mieux ma voiture moderne "turbo" ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gehbe (259) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - OCT 20, 2016
Clear light amber with a nice white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, gooseberries, resin, herbs. Medium bitter taste, not too sweet. Smooth sioky texture. Love the smoothness!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
titanek (201) - POLAND - OCT 16, 2016
Piana wybitna, duża czapa, która długo się utrzymuje. W smaku mocna słodowe,karmelowe, landrynkowe, cierpka mocna goryczka, ziołowo trawiasta. W zapachu tez słodko w tle nuty cytrusowe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (1081) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2016 Flaska systembolaget. Mörkorange kulör. Mycket humlefrisk doft. Citrus och barr. Grape och lite druva. Liknade i smak. Kraftigt beska

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - OCT 14, 2016
Bottle taken to a party. Always a go to beer. Even when I am done with IPAs (such as now) I can always appreciate this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Godfather50 (195) - SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2016
Bottle N Florida Keys. Sticky sweet aroma, pros slightly over carbed. Tastes. A simple lid IPA with plenty of ABV. Nice bready feel to the malt. Sweet to taste and ten a nice bitterness. But wait a minute the bitterness keeps coming. Leaves a bit of a dead pan finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phfyysik (770) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 9, 2016
Pours orange with medium white head. Aroma is herbs, some sweetness, grass, mango, tropical fruits. Taste is fruity, some sweetness, bitter, hops, grass, mango, some citrus, sweet tropical fruits. Aftertaste is bitter and last long. Very nice beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maracuja05 (734) - Mainz, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2016
[backlog] 25-09-15 // bottle at Spieglau Masterclass Tastin at Craft Frankfurt. Pours an amber golden colour. Hoppy nose. Malty body. Then citrus and pine hops. Some tropical fruit. Medium bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bomberheucki (30) - - OCT 2, 2016
Pours nicely, smells of multi-fruit juice. The hop is really distinct in the beer. The taste is fairly bitter but still fruity with grapefruit and maracuja notes! The carbon level is again perfect. Sierra Nevada does a good job here! Bottle design could be thought through though!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DTCarl05 (30) - København, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2016
Wow. Poured from bottle to goblet. Dark caramel with light head. Aroma is hoppy with fruity citrus smell. Taste is fantastic. Fruit IPA with extra hops. Sweet meets bitter in perfect medley and palate pleaser. Will definitely buy again. Watch out for the high alcohol content.

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