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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.
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424 Ratings
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Ratings: 424
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 4
Gots: 49 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: raynmoon on 07-03-2014)
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Reviews by snaotheus:
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3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a 12oz pilsner glass. 052914C204:58 is the bottle code.

Pours clear, pale golden, with a big coarse white head, lots of carbonation. Some lacing as the head dissipates fairly quickly. Smell is mildly lagery with a nice floral backbone.

Taste is rich, lagery tang, heavy bitterness. Some dirty dishwater.

Mouthfeel is slightly sticky. Overall, this is a pretty good pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2014 22:55:33 | More by snaotheus
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Twelve ounce bottle. Packaged 5/29/14.

A: Pours a nearly clear straw yellow under a two-finger thick frothy white head which fades slowly to a thin cap and leaves clumpy and spotty lace.

N: Faintly floral and tropical fruits, yeast, malt/grains, hay and grass.

T: Citrusy lemon, yeasty, and mildly sweet cracker malts.

M: Light body and medium carbonation. Clean and crisp and yeasty finish.

O: Easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 02:19:22 | More by wethorseblanket
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3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Straw yellow with a nice 3/4 inch foamy white head. Nice amount of sticky lacing.

Smell - Pilsner malts, light floral hops. Some lemon, a little grapefruit and piney aroma. Not overly strong.

Taste - Right on par with the smell, floral hops with a solid pilz backbone. Very smooth with ample amounts of lemon, peppery spices and mild sugars. Grapefruit along with some pine and bitterness comes out near the finish.

Mouthfeel - Tongue gets the hops and peppery spices. Palate gets a lot of bready malts, some more grassy notes and a little sugar. Aftertaste is lightly bitter, a little dry and bready malt.

Overall - Nice beer. Nothing to complicated, just a style done really well, that's smooth, low alcohol and easy to enjoy. I would have no problem buying this beer for the summertime when I want a little more kick then a pilsner, but not a ibu monster ipa.

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4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

A-Pours a clear, crisp yellow with a thick, fluffy head. Looks very true to style. Lots of lacing as well.

S-Appetizing, perfumey, floral hoppiness right off the bat. Oh, I now read that these are New Zealand hops... I friggin love New Zealand hops. Juicy, white grapey and white grapefruity hops. Honey and cracker malt.

T-Bitter, flower stem hop flavor. Grassy and slightly fruity hops as well. The hops are more complicated than I am making them seem. They 'hop torpedo'ed the shit out of the Pilsner...but it's still a Pilsner at heart. With dry lager yeast, cracker malt and light sweetness.

M-Bitter but refreshing. Lighter bodied. Quite bubbly. Very drinkable.

O-My first beer of the variety pack and this one was a hit with me. It's very hoppy but I still equate it to a Pilsner as opposed to the new, trendy India Pale Lager. Firestone nailed their Pivo Pils, so I shouldn't be surprised.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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A - Mildly hazy, straw color with a 1.5 finger white head and good lace.

S - Big lager yeast aroma. Lemon, grass, light malt, hop floral. Very aromatic. Smells quite inviting.

T - Bread/cracker, lemon, grass, herbal spice, pepper with some nice hop flavor and quite a bit of lingering hop bitterness. Reminds me of a cross between Sierra Nevada's Summerfest, Firestone Walker's Pivo Pils and Victory's Prima Pils. Delicious.

M - Light body and medium-high carbonation. Crisp. Refreshing. Thirst quenching.

O - A very well-done Pilsner. Would enjoy this anytime, anywhere.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: 3 inches of light, white head. Pale yellow body. Good lacing and carbonation.

S: Bready malt and tart citrus. Not too deep on either.

T: Citrus and sweetness that quickly shifts to typical pilsner malt profile. Finishes with crisp and light, floral hoppiness. Refreshing and slightly bitter.

M: Easy drinker. Light and bubbly on tongue. Clean aftertaste.

O: Enjoyed this variation of a pils. Low expectations going in, but pleasantly surprise by the brew. I'd make it a regular pils/lager purchase.

Serving type: bottle

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