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

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1,159 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,159
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 8
Gots: 73 | FT: 1
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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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
Photo of oberon
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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

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

Tiernan, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of GameOfBeers
3.8/5  rDev +3%

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

woodchipper, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.21/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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
Photo of freshflesh
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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

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

warnerry, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of KevinV_85
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

KevinV_85, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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
Photo of 77apm
4/5  rDev +8.4%

77apm, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev +8.4%

JakerLou, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of megamass
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

megamass, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of Guinnsslvr
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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
Photo of Justin8mypants
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
Photo of WeymouthMike
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

WeymouthMike, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of pat61
4.65/5  rDev +26%

The nose starts with light grain seasoned with spicy hops and made more interesting with suggestions of white wine. It pours bright straw under a 2” bone white head that dissipates to a thick film. Some hop spice on the nose and some suggestions of white wine. The pilsner grainy palate shows off the hop artistry with light tropical fruit, faint white wine, and a very pleasant hop bitterness especially in the finish. Torpedo pilsner is a very well rounded beer with no rough edges that finishes crisp and lightly malty with subtle tropical fruit aftertaste.

pat61, Today at 12:42 AM
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Torpedo Pilsner: Hoppy Pilsner (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,159 ratings.