Torpedo Pilsner: Hoppy Pilsner (Beer Camp Across America) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,251
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 9
Gots: 89 | FT: 2
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:
Torpedo Pilsner is a hop-forward take on the crisp classic lager. We and the folks at Firestone Walker share a passion for New Zealand hop varietals, so we loaded our legendary Hop Torpedo with southern hemisphere hops for a fruity, floral twist on the pilsner style.

Just down the road from us in California’s Central Coast wine country, this rock star brewery has earned “Mid-size Brewery of the Year” at the World Beer Cup four times. Like us, Firestone is passionate about hops. Their skill with the ingredient shines in their Pale Series and elsewhere in a long beer lineup driven by a premier brewing team.

(Beer added by: raynmoon on 07-03-2014)
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3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Pretty good... very light in color almost like a white ale... good smell, it's a hoppy pilsner... interesting spin and not bad.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11/23...BCAA 6/12...pours bright gold, see through, foamy layer atop. Fruity citrus nose, floral too. Clean hop forward flavor, good body, earthy bitter hop back. Bright and gritty together. Lemon pops out. Very good.

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.11/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 12 oz bottle with a bottled on date of 5.25.14

L - Pale yellow with clarity, carbonation bubbles, and an impressive amount of head and sticky lace left on the glass

S - German pilsner malts dominate. Wheat

T - A hoppy pilsner for sure. Huge wheat malty backbone, but floral and citrus flavors shine trough.

F - Light bodied and carbonated

O - The pilsner style is pretty low on my beer pecking order, but add some tasty floral hops into the equation and I dig it. Very good

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter.

A: A clear, light yellow with a half finger head that turns to tiny bubbles.

S: Lemons, oranges, fresh, light.

T: A nice blend of wheat and hops. Crisp and refreshing. Low bitterness. More citrus-y than bitter.

M: Light to medium with medium carbonation.

O: My last of the Beer Camp box. I was a bit hesitant to try this for the hop content. But it was pleasantly tasty. A great summer beer that can be enjoyed any time.

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3.71/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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2/5  rDev -45.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.19/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very good example of an underrated style. This is a great everyday beer, too bad I only got two in the Beer Camp case.
A- Pale yellow with a big fluffy pure white head.
S- Smooth lemony smell
T - Just like it should be. Fruity start and little hop bite in the finish.
O- Nearly right on for all attributes for a Czech Pils

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Torpedo Pilsner: Hoppy Pilsner (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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