Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BeerBob:
4.9/5 rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Sierra Nevada "Torpedo" pours a chill hazed deep golden amber from a 12oz dark brown glass bottle with a pop off top.
Head went to well over 3 fingers before collapsing to a frothy carpet of foam and lacing to the sides of my beer glass.
Nose is a pleasant floral hopes and a damp sweetness for a back. Palate is a most well balanced hop verses malt to deliver one of the most welcomed brews that I have yet to run a cross.
I have been looking for this brew all of my life!
Serving type: bottle
05-31-2009 06:16:19 | More by BeerBob
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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.
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