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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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867 Ratings
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Ratings: 867
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 7
Gots: 70 | 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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Reviews by DIM:
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4.6/5  rDev +24.7%

I was expecting a Pivo clone, which would have been fine with me. This was very different and a big step up from a damn good beer.

This was an extremely pale, slightly hazy straw color; it poured with a thick, creamy head.

Hoppy aromas of pithy citrus, wet hay, and a touch of something floral. Big hop presence. Crackers and biscuits shined through as well. Tastes every bit as good as it smells. Slightly resinous, bitter citrus punctuated by earthy grass and flowers. Malt balance in the form of mineral-y biscuits and oyster crackers. Bone dry bitter finish. We ith 3 to go this is the best of Beer Camp so far.

DIM, Aug 18, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

oberon, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

DanGeo, Jul 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Tiernan, Jul 21, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +3%

GameOfBeers, Aug 19, 2014
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3.36/5  rDev -8.9%

woodchipper, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.21/5  rDev +14.1%

In my pilsner glass this beer was a light gold color. There was a medium-sized white head and a little bit of lace.

Very fragrant. Mostly floral, but also a fresh, outdoors type of aroma.

Hop forward. Grapefruit up front, then some floral notes, ending with more citrus. Great taste.

A crisp, refreshing beer. I would drink this anytime.

lordofthewiens, Jul 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

freshflesh, Jul 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

DaftPatrick, Aug 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

warnerry, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
3.58/5  rDev -3%

12 oz bottle. Pours clear yellow with a big rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet cereal malts and floral noble hops with a little fruit.

The flavor is sweet bready malts with a lot of noble hop bitterness in the finish with some slight metallic notes. Some fruit comes out in the middle as it warms. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with slightly spritzy carbonation.

Overall, a nice hoppy pils. A little too sweet and metallic.

Beaver13, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of barhoc11
4/5  rDev +8.4%

I thought this one was pretty good, not sure why so many low reviews. Its not as good as an authentic pilsner but its close. Beer is extremely clear and light with a nice Czech hoppiness to it. Finish is a little harsh but not bad.

barhoc11, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

77apm, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

JakerLou, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Guinnsslvr, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

aquazr1, Jul 12, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev -0.3%

JC333, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of bsp77
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Pilsner glass.

Appearance: Clear light gold with good sized white head and okay lacing.

Smell: Very balanced mix of apple, citrus and tropical notes. Slight hay and straw in the background. Smells good but a trifle mild.

Taste: Some of the typical Pilsner notes of apple, straw and pepper but augmented by citrus and tropical notes. Everything is integrated together nicely and nothing stands out too much. Hoppy but the bitterness is more in check than some traditional German or Czech Pilsners.

Feel: Moderate carbonation with a medium body. Seems more Czech-like here or even like a Helles. Dry finish.

Overall: Nice take on a Pilsner. Despite the unique hops, it is very balanced and refreshing overall. Ultimately, not that different from other very solid Czech Pils. This may disappoint some, but I am fine with that.

bsp77, Jul 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Justin8mypants, Aug 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

ccurrid, Aug 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

IrishGermanAmerican, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

bpfrush, Jul 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

dogfishandi, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of PSU_Mike
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%

Bottle poured into a pilsner glass

A - Pours a crystal clear straw color. A one finger head retains big soapy bubbles and leaves nice lacing on the way down.

S - Smell is very typical of a pilsner. Grassy and earth hops give way to crackery and bread pilsner malt on the back end.

T - It drinks a little stronger than expected as the nose was a little weak. A very nice grassy hop bite at the front. It finishes with a nice classic pilsner malt breadyness.

M - Finished nice and dry, crisp, and clean.

O - If this was a regular, I would drink it frequently. This is on the same plane as Prima Pils and The Crisp. It's hard to call it a german or czech style due to the prominence of both the hops and the malt. It's very well balanced and goes down so, so easily. Very. very well done.

PSU_Mike, Jul 25, 2014
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Torpedo Pilsner - Collaboration With Firestone Walker Brewing Co. from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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