Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ALESwhatCURESya:
4.03/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Wonderful glowing amber body with bubbly white foam head. The lacing was great and the body's clarity was very nice. The aroma was not as strong as I would have imagined. The hops do come through will some intensity but not in-your-face (like I like). Notes of piney, resinous american hops are quite evident. The taste is citrusy at the forefront and the grainy malt bill leads to a clean and dry finish. Flavor stays on the tongue for a while and reminds you that the hops are king in this beer, but the overall balance is very well done. One of those beers that would never be turned away and have enough depth and flavor to satisfy both the uber-hophead and the crossover explorer.
Serving type: bottle
05-06-2009 00:28:47 | More by ALESwhatCURESya
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3.65/5 rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pint pour: very hazy, copper/ cider colored body, rich-looking. Typical white ringed head that seems to show nice sticking to the glass.
Smells of pine and malt. Subtle.
Tate follows the nose, but this is all about a citrus blast of bitterness in the way of apple/ pine. Astringency here in the biting finish is something I recall from the prior time I tried Torpedo years ago. It's still there, and it's kept me from trying it ever since until now. Let me check the bottle date just to be sure of freshness...
Dated 4 months ago. Not super fresh, but certainly new enough to get accurate impressions. This beer bites hard with the citrus. I normally don't mind aggressive IPAs, but this one just takes that direction using a taste that doesn't please my palette as much as it's imperial version does, for example. Too much sharp citric acid bite overtaking even the pine, and the sweet malts seem to remain far apart from that. Curious. I will revisit this down the road nonetheless. I certainly love Hoptimum. I would expect to feel similar toward this. Different acetaldehyde factor between the two, for certain. Interesting.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 18:58:15 | More by TBoneJones
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,932 ratings.