geeklimit (293) - USA - JUL 18, 2011
Pours a very carbonated amber with a healthy spongy head. Aroma is a balanced malt and hop Strong but soft hops taste, very prominent but without much bite on top of a caramel malt base. Slightly dry mouthfeel and a moderate palate. cloverdalestan (1) - Dunedin, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2011 does not count
For the last 12 months I have been searching out and drinking Americas best IPAs. Sierra Nevada’s Torpedo IPA is in my top 10. I love Bells Two Hearted Ale, Smutty Nose Finest Kind, Stone, Ballast Point , Dog Fish, and anything from Lagunitas, but as many have so succinctly said, you need to keep a case of this in the fridge. It’s that good. Typically in my area it’s $8.99, but from time to time I will see it at something ridiculous like $6.99. This beer is easily worth $10 a six pack. Support this brewery and buy this beer! dnstone (3431) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Clear copper in color with a thick off-white foamy head. Pineapple-hop aroma. Coating hoppiness with a moderate body. Marvid (45) - SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2011
Amber with nice white head. Some woodentones and a weak alcoholic smell. Taste very complex with the usual citrus in the background. tiong (7343) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2011 Bottle from Alko. Originally rated on 27.8.2009. Slightly unbalanced, hoppy and malty IPA. (8-3-7-4-15 = 3.7)
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 13, 2011
Re-rated on 14.8.2011. 355ml bottle. Pours light orange with a nice foamy head. Aroma has notes of citrusy, piney hops and malts. Taste is hoppy with notes of malts and piney grass. Dry, bitter finish. Alcohol warms a bit too much. Slightly unbalanced, but enjoyable IPA.
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2012 About as amber as beer comes with a thick white head and good carbonation. Hop aromas tnd towrd the sprucy-grassy side with lovely fruity malt tones. The first taste is a shock of astringent hop bitterness. Like sucking on a handfull of green pinecones. Super bitter and excellent golden malt flavours spread over the tongue. An excellent ale, but end of day drinking rather than the lunchtime tipple I’m aving it as. I’ll probably have to have a snooze this afternoon. (8,3,7,3,14=3.5)
So then I re-rated it a little over a year later:
"Hello" says I.
"’Allo sir." said this beer in a deep working-class English voice."
"You smell nice. Like tamarind, oranges, tangelos, ripe apricots and of floral perfume."
"That’s very knid of you to say so sir. Wait until you taste me."
"Ah yes... wow. I wasn’t expecting that!"
"Yes sir. I do tend to sneak up on people with my soft enticing aroma and then Wham! I punche people in the face when they taste me. Now, if you wouldn’t mind standing over here sir, you won’t hurt yourself when you fall over."
"That’ll do nicely sir."
This beer was like taking a bite out of an orange, peel, pith and all. Juicy, bitter and lingering. ejay (67) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2011
[email protected]beardfear (87) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2011
Pours amber with medium frothy offwhite head. Lots of lacing. Aroma of citrus, herbs and resin. Taste is citrus, herbal, resin, pronounced bitterness.
Medium carbonation, medium body. A nice beer!
A bit like a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale with pinier hops and the bitterness turned up. Pours a dark copper-orange. Grapefruit, passionfruit, pine, pepper and a hint of berry in the nose. Low sweetness and a distinctly salty finish. The biscuity malt underneath becomes a little more apparent as it warms. Body is on the creamier side. Try this one with a bowl of chili pasta. OmegaX (1375) - Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Thanks to ol’ Chipalsa for the beer gift! Intensely fine IPA. Aroma is of oak wood, piney/citrusy hops, cheese, honey, and caramel malt. Nice! Poured a copper color with off white head and nice lacing. I enjoyed this one after it sat out from the fridge for a little bit. Quite smooth and creamy for an IPA. Intense caramel and bready malts followed by woody elements and citrus. Complex, drinkable, and balanced all at the same time. Sierra Nevada continues to impress with their fine line-up of good beers. Salud!! Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Bottle: Very, very good IPA. Has a slight hop aroma, but a huge hop taste. However, it is not thick and sweet list a double or triple IPA. Excellent.