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RATINGS: 3582   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 65   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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4.1
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
frenchiew (17) - , NEW ZEALAND - FEB 28, 2011
Pours an attractive wood colour with ok head that didn’t 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, that’ll 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
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.

3.6
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2011 This is your typical strong hopped beer, not malty at all, nor does it have complexity, the hops are clean and well done however

3.7
ABrady07 (10) - USA - FEB 21, 2011
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3.9
smaynard6000 (1163) - Apopka, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Citrus and woody aroma are the first notes I detect in the nose. Frothy white foamy head and a clear amber color are characteristic in this IPA. Bitter and slightly sweet flavor, hops are dominant but not overpowering. Nice dry finish and a medium body make this an easy drinking but flavorful beer. Ilike this beer and would recommend it highly to anyone looking for a good IPA.

3.8
cbfobes (2883) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a clear copper with a nice fluffy head and lacing through out the glass, aroma is of fresh hops with citrus notes, the flavor is well balanced with the hops and the malt, has a bitter finish but it works.

4.2
johnnnniee (4312) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Pours a crystal clear deep copper almost orange color with a huge creamy/bubbly beige head that sticks itself to my glass all the way down. Aroma is pine, resin, citrus with a hints of caramel and tropical fruit deep underneath. Taste is much the same. Starts with some pine and resin followed by some caramel that peaks through followed by more bitter citrus with a bone dry finish. Body is medium, carbonation is medium as well, mouthfeel is resinous and a little sticky. Another hops showcase from Sierra Nevada. Lots of West Coast hops with a hint of malt. 7.2% is well hidden.

3.1
emarkd (100) - Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2011
I don’t really get this one. Aroma has some pine notes but is mostly earthy and caramel with a fairly strong sour streak. Very yeasty. Taste is just the opposite - tons of pine, bitter resins, and grapefruit. Medium body with decent carbonation. Finish is dry and bitter. Pretty good but strange somehow.

3.9
tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 17, 2011
12oz bottle. another typical beer from sierra nevada but you know this one is quite good. well balance on the nose. the aroma of fresh hops and light malty sensation. a great full flavored beer that i could drink over and again.


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