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RATINGS: 2907   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wprestong (3) - California, USA - MAR 6, 2010
This is my current favorite. Coming to this beer, my standard of reference was the ordinary Sierra Nevada Pale Ale that you see everywhere. This is much hoppier and, I suspect, has a higher alcohol content than that one. I think of ales like this as "stoner" ales because of the primo aroma. Not a beer for novices. If this were your first beer, you’d probably not have a second one, because of the bitterness of the hops, but if you graduate to this from the ordinary SN Pale, you have a great surprise. I buy this by the case at Costco. I think SN Brewing is test-marketing this to us at Costcos in Northern California.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (1058) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2014
Aroma of malt, caramel, tropical fruits, citrus, some pine, hops. Flavour is malty and fruity, a bit sweet, with a medium bitter finish. Very balanced and full of flavour, could almost qualify as a Double IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kustie (141) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle at Salhojankadun pub. Amber color, silky head. Pine, herbs and grass in aroma. Sweet taste with very nice strong long bitter finish. Thick, creamy mouth feeling. Pine, grape, caramel, spices in flavors. Excellent IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (2632) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2014
Taste yesterday 25.08.’14 @ home. Clear darkgolden to light orange color, with white head. Aroma: sweet, malts, fruits; hops. Medium body. Taste: sweet, floral touch, (citrus) fruits, malts, hops, good bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SeanCunningham (3) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2014 does not count
An overall great beer from a solid brewery. More hoppy than the pale ale with nice body and finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klk343 (50) - - AUG 25, 2014
Decent for being in a bottle. Not a strong scent. Does not taste like an ipa, more like a pale ale. Not a very complex flavor but a tasty one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weordie (10) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
This beer had a very pleasant but strong hoppy taste. It had notes of caramel on the aroma. Didn’t taste like it was 7.2% which may end up being dangerous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
orangenblu62 (39) - Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Amber color with a thick head that lasts. Light hoppy taste. Bitter after taste. Creamy mouth feel. Bitterness mellows with each sip. Overall a solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bork (134) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Creamy, well bitter IPA with a heavy but very pleasant hoppiness and a long, slightly alcoholic aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Whatup14 (708) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
Bouteille 355ml. Couleur cuivrée translucide, mousse beige crémeuse ayant une bonne tenue, huileuse. Arôme de pamplemousse, malt, houblon feuillu. Goût de pamplemousse, malt, sucré léger, amertume moyenne. Carbonatation moyenne-élevée, corps moyen. Une bouteille probablement trop vieille. À revisiter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
glider (57) - Shrub Oak, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Wow. Bought a case at a Publix by Sanibal Isalnd, FL and what a treat. Great flavor, thickness, hoppiness - it’s all going on. Not a good beach beer unless you can keep those badboy bottles in a lot of ice.

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