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RATINGS: 3555   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2011
UPDATED: APR 2, 2011 Pours a beautiful reddish orange with a nice creamy head. Hop and malt mix create a watermelon taste (at least on a not so fresh bottle) similar to Victorys Yakima Glory; some tang . Balanced and good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (4512) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2012 Bottled. Pours clear, amber with a large, fluffy, off-white head. Fair lacings. Nose of pine and citrus fruits. Medium sweet flavour with caramel, fruit and with spicy notes. Average carbonation. Medium bodied. Clear bitter finish. A crisp and enjoyable IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
grimreaperguru (263) - santee, California, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Pours an almost golden orange with an off white head.Got the aroma of caramel,pine, and citrus.The flavor is malty up front with a bitter hop finish.Went down clean with a bitter aftertaste.Overall a very good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dpento1 (236) - Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Pours a unclear medium orange with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel, pine and citrus notes. Flavor is sweet, with hops and citrus characteristics. Torpedo finishes with dry hops and a decent amount of bitterness

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Bottle pours orange/gold with an off-white head. Aroma shows notes of grapefruit, pine, caramel, and light florals. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of lemongrass. Overall body is moderate, sticky, and aggressively bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
llcooldave (1206) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Pours a bright copper color like a shiny penny. Equally bright citrus pine hops aroma as well. Flavor is touch of malt with more of the bright citrus pine flavors. Overall, its a very good classic IPA. Did I mention that it was bright?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garza (573) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - MAR 7, 2011
Golden-amber colour with average light tan head. Grass and herbal aroma, very fresh and hopy. Some floral notes too. Very bitter taste, light sweetnes. Round flavour with malts and hops well balanced. Medium body, average to low carbonation, oily feel and bitter palate on the finish. Good one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - MAR 6, 2011
This is a surprise. For a beer I can buy at my regular supermarket this is really good. Appearance is a clear reddish w/ an off white head. My glass was coated with a nice lacing upon finishing. Taste is a tiny hint of malt and a huge whallop of hops. Citrus, a tiny hint of pine and spice, grapefruit is really strong. Palate is a bit dry and thin with an aftertaste of hop bitterness that lingers nicely. Overall I am impressed, this might be one of my favorite offerings from Sierra Nevada.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (12255) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear orangeish gold with a nice foamy white head that sticks for a bit before receding. It leaves some decent lacing. It has a nice aroma. There is a heightened hop presence here over say an SNPA. There are nice herbal pine and citrus accents along with some subtle sweetness. The taste has the signature SN yeast and malt flavors with some piney bitter hops to go along. I have always found SN ales to have a bit of a solely bitter taste, it isnt a hoppy bitterness, just straight up bitter flavor. It is a decent take on the IPA, nice bitterness level though not really out of balance with the strong malt presence. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-27-2010 03:01:48

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (4474) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2011
Bottle from Stirchley Wines and Spirits, Birmingham. Aroma is hoppy, but not in a drastically resinous or floral fashion. Upon sipping, the mouth is obviously filled with hops, but the flavour is not defined, rather it feels a little gritty or dusty. A reviewer further down is right in noticing a hint of English malt too. Overwhelming impression is bitterness. This is very dry. Delicious, especially when allowed to warm slightly.


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