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RATINGS: 3571   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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3.3
   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 (1211) - 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 (12513) - 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 (4478) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - MAR 1, 2011
Great beer! I cant help but notice a rich following in the ESB-PA from England influences. The malt used reminds me of a pint in a London pub, but only someone dropped a handful of hops in my suds! Overall I am impressed, the hops used and method lend to the palate aftertaste but its nice. Its beatiful, gold, orange dirty piss color. Not alot of head, min-med lacing. Aroma is quite nice, citrus and spicy. Fresh beer is what I really notice! This is quite a special IPA considering the size and notability of the brewery, so my hats off to S.N, for making yet another beer I really enjoy

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GemalzteGerste (33) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Bottle. Definitely one of the better IPAs out there. The malt is smooth and easy to drink, with the pleasant citrus of the hops prevented from becoming too overpowering by the malts. Very well balanced. Great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
frenchiew (17) - , NEW ZEALAND - FEB 28, 2011
Pours an attractive wood colour with ok head that didnt last overly long but it kept its bead. Lovely citrus aroma, grapefruit and pine which promises a delicious zingy beer. On the tongue it is bright and very bitter, the orange rind taste on the tongue is thoroughly pleasant. Not sure if I can taste any malt, thatll be my limited sense of taste, but the hops are not the only thing in this beer. However, they are the predominant theme. At 7% its nice and heady. Top drop/

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ADfan (870) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Nice amber color in the glass with a large head. Taste has some floral notes but the hops come through strong. Large bitter taste with a long finish.


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