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RATINGS: 3418   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
abstractbeer (239) - - JUL 12, 2012
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours a rather clear, golden copper-red beer, with an off-white, slightly creamy and slightly rocky head. Awesome aroma with fruity hops. It smells quite a lot like strawberry candy. Thereís also some malty aromas in there, but the hops dominate. No surprise there ;) The flavor is both malty and hoppy. Iím getting notes of red berries, strawberries, a hint of pear, some vague nuts in the aftertaste. Most of all the flavor is just íhopsí - that general "hop flavor" which I canít describe with any other word. Bitterness is dominating taste-wise. The body is somewhere between medium and full, Iíd say, and the finish is dry. Nothing wrong with this beer, but to me itís overall a bit disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (1351) - CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
Appearance: clear pale to medium amber with two fat fingers of growing rocky ivory head, excellent retention and chunky lacing. (5/5) Aroma: caramel malt, resiny pine, citrus and floral. (7/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate-high bitter. (7/10) Medium slightly oily body, moderate carbonation, off-dry lingering bitter finish. (3/5) I was probably a bit harsh on this when I rated this last November, as part of a flight - though, it really is slightly disappointing, in a sense. The thing is, itís a very traditional-style A/IPA (donít ask me why itís not considered a DIPA!) in that the fairly heavy bitterness is very much supported by an equally heavy (if not more so) caramel maltiness. I mean, this thing is only two months old, but the malt is already dominating. Itís fine for what it is, and I have little doubt it was among the best that 2009 had to offer, but there are far more interesting implementations of the style out there now. (14/20)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PintjeFritz (100) - Baden-WŁrttemberg, GERMANY - JUN 26, 2016
Typical Sierra Nevada bottle but no information about the malts, hops and drinktemperature in detail. A cloudy amber beer with a nice cream-colored head, smell is light Belgian yeast, light malty, body is medium, soft carbonation, texture oily, finish long, bitterness is dominated, (I have 0.355l bottle with batch 03916 A1P 02:52 and PKGD 02/17/16 1017) I donít feel the fruits and so I will try again this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
portwood (96) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
Smell: tobacco, malty, caramel, pine resin. Taste: bitter citrus, light carbonation, zesty. Finish: grapefruit rind, very dry, dominant bitterness. (bottled 01/06/16, tasted 04/12/16)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bikbo (89) - - JUN 22, 2016
Color miel, espuma abudante y persistente. Aroma a cŪtrico, dulce y a pino. Sabor ligeramente dulce, lķpulo persistente, toques a pino y final amargo. Muy equilibrada, cuerpo medio.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wojo21 (153) - Pelplin, POLAND - JUN 22, 2016
Piwo pite przed założeniem konta na RB, z tego co pamiętam bardzo dobra IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kiezmar (235) - POLAND - JUN 20, 2016
Beautiful appearance. Aroma. Resin, sweet fruit, caramel. Taste: caramel, sweet, herbal bitterness. Properly intense. Quite full-bodied. Bit too oxidized, too much alcohol in the aftertaste. Fresh must be much better

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MidDayBeer (2) - - JUN 20, 2016 does not count
Just doesn't make it to Europe very fresh. I've had this beer stateside and it tasted much better. I hope they build a Sierra Nevada outlet in Europe sometime soon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jase3812 (17) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2016
Carmel flavours run through this big piney west coast style IPA. The heavy flavours mesh well and sit quite smooth on the palate. Absolute cracker of a beer. One of my favourite IPAs from one of my favourite breweries that started me on the quest to craft beer.†

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestlake (270) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Gold color with big white head. Aroma and taste are hops, caramel, some fruit. Medium sweet and bitter. I thought this was pretty good but didnít live up to the huge hype for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (1095) - Ňrhus, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2016

0.355 bottle.
Clear, light brown color and a huge, perfectly white head. Aroma of pale malts, citruses, a hint of yeasts, coniferous trees, and dough. Taste is a combination of hoppy, fruity, piney flavors and softer, malty and yeasty tones - mostly bitter but with significant exceptions. A medium body, an oily texture, and a soft carbonation. Finish is medium long, even short for an IPA, generally follows the taste. Overall not bad, a great advantage of this IPA is that it does not have this tremendously long, astringent, hoppy aftertaste which is so typical for the style.

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