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97
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RATINGS: 3512   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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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Die_Kapusta (191) - Malm, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2010
This beer has a really beautiful amber color and big cream colored head. Aroma of pine, orange, bread, caramel, herbs and some sweet floral notes. Quite dry taste. A lot of pine and resin but also citrus flavours like grapefruit, bergamot and clementine. Finishes hoppy and floral. A real solid IPA with a little extra.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bubbagums (4) - USA - AUG 23, 2010 does not count
Wow this is good. I love SNPA, but the added hop and alcohol really puts this on top. My favorite IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 23, 2010
0,355 l bottle from Prague.
Poured golden amber with a nice pillowy and foamy off white head. Caramel in the background a ton of hop in the foreground in the nose with a resiny citrussy, herbal-floral perfume. Like a flowery field. Medium bodied one, fine-mild malts, honey and caramel with the fine hop character: citrusses, grape and resine, pine and spicies. Well balanced in the flavor, on the palate, in the aftertaste. Wow, that was fine!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Slightly hazed orange hue, good head formation and retention. Lots of piney citrus hops on the nose. Soft palate delivers a semi-sweet orangey body, liners a little syrupy but nothing too thick. Hops take over agressively in the back half making for a strong bitter grapefruit finish. Definitely a hop heads beer, my only complaint would be that the hops are a little too aggressive and the malt lacks depth. Still highly drinkable in my book.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (3043) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2010
12 oz. bottle, $1.50 single at HyVee. Theres the expected big American hop smell under the cap. Pours amber, almost brown in an IPA tulip, with a rocky head of foam. Taste is everything a hop-head could expect. Piney, sticky with hop resin, a bit citrussy, and with a good backing of malt. Slightly more alcohol is welcome at this time of night. Not as much attitude as Alpha King. May be one of my new favorite general-purpose IPAs.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Poured a dark orange with almost two fingers worth of white head. Aroma has a very resin like grassy tone. Taste is surprisingly high in alfa acids with a lot of resin. Herbal flavors also come across quite strong on the aftertaste. It definitely busts the palate if youre planning to drink any milder beer afterwards. A rather enjoyable ipa.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mickut (276) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours nearly clear amber with blooming, tan head. Taste is high on bitter, lightly sweet. Palate has medium body, slightly watery mouthfeel, a dry finish. Aromas has spruce, grapefruit, cereal and a hint of caramel malts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (22483) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2010
33 cl bottle. Golden color, huge off white head. Aroma of caramel, grass, earth. Taste is subtle bitterness, citrus, hay. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Bottle.Nose is sweet. Citrus, specifically tangerone, with notes of apricot, peaches, and musk. Brilliantly clear copper with thin white head. Strong bitterness but well-restrained, allowing fruit character to shine. Medium bodied with firm astringency.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (7209) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2010
12oz bottle. Great IPA from SN. Its between the more traditional IPA and DIPA styles. Overall, an enjoyable beer, even if not as hoppy and aromatic as expected. Note: I think this bottle was a couple months old, so it may have lost some aromatic qualities with time.


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