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Torpedo Pilsner - Collaboration With Firestone Walker Brewing Co. - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Torpedo Pilsner - Collaboration With Firestone Walker Brewing Co.Torpedo Pilsner - Collaboration With Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 887
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 8
Gots: 71 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: raynmoon on 07-03-2014)
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Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Pale gold, frothy foam, fingers width of head. Drippy lace around the edges. Thin veil across the surface. Bright clarity, pretty nice looking.

Clean lager yeast hits the nose first, along with a crackery pilsner malt aroma.

Taste is snappy and crisp with a light yet firm hop bitterness that lingers into the aftertaste. Crackery malt, light grassy hop taste. Light feel, easy drinking. Overall well put together, something I'd drink again.

emerge077, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of Furlinator
3.47/5  rDev -5.7%

Pours opaque pale straw color. The one inch white head fades to a cap on top and leaves spotty lace.

The smell is of buttered bread, earthy hops and assorted grains.

The taste is of grains and bitter hops.

The texture is light bodied with high carbonation. A steady stream of tiny bubbles rise up throughout the drink down.

Grainy, hoppy and forgettable.

Furlinator, Today at 02:15 AM
Photo of BigRedDog
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

BigRedDog, Today at 12:53 AM
Photo of rlee1390
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%

A-Cloudy yellow, not much carbonation, one finger head.

S-Malt, wheat, bread, not much in the way of hops.

T-Starts like a pilsner; wheat, bread, some grass and a little bit of spice. But the hops are never there.

M-Lighter not much carbonation.

O-Sadly another beer SN missed on for the pack.

rlee1390, Yesterday at 10:21 PM
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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1/5  rDev -72.8%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.2/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

32 oz growler into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color. The head is two fingers high, with a white shade and a fluffy texture. Retention is excellent, especially for a pilsner.

Smell: The hops here take on a very sulfury, grassy tone. I'd actually say there's too much sulfur, in fact. Aside from that, it also seems very vegetal. I also get a touch of fruitiness, but the vegetal, sulfury hop tones pretty much spoil it. (2.5)

Taste: I'm happy to report, it tastes a lot better than the nose indicated. The sulfur and bell pepper notes are put on the backburner (but not gone, unfortunately), replaced with more delicate notes of apricot and flowers. The aftertaste sees a return of those unpleasant notes (sulfur and bell pepper), however. Apart from the hop profile not being to my taste, this is still well done. (3.25)

Mouthfeel: So, so, so crisp and light, it's unbelievable. This is how a pilsner should feel on the palate: sliding down the tongue without a fight or care in the world. The hops do leave a long finish, however. Carbonation is good, but not harsh. The crowning achievement of this beer, plain and simple. (4)

Overall: Two solid breweries should equal a very solid pilsner, right? Ummm...not quite. I'd definitely call it pretty solid, however. Shame the nose mildly sucks, and the fact it's not entirely to my tastes, because it's quite well made. Plus, it's a great pizza beer. Put simply, it's flawed yet likable. (3.25)

3.2/5: Warts and all, I'll kill this entire growler in a sitting or die trying

ThisWangsChung, Friday at 12:57 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.6/5  rDev -2.2%

stortore, Sep 17, 2014
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Torpedo Pilsner - Collaboration With Firestone Walker Brewing Co. from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 887 ratings.