Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Bfarr:
3.98/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
An "extra" IPA? Is that like an IPA and a half? I guess that could account for the unusual clear light amber color. Odd for an IPA. But it has huge head that laces nicely although they are tapioca size bubbles. For a big IPA it also has a fairly tame pine hop aroma with a hint of dirtyness.
Despite these discrepancies, Torpedo is a very robust malty IPA. A strong, although not as strong as I might like, pine hop taste is backed up by a complex sweet malt arrangement. It peaks with an herbal/scotch flavor that gives it an added dimension. It has a smooth finish with a nice lingering palate.
Overall, a good drinking IPA to enjoy from time to time. I can definitely say it's the best IPA1/2 I've had.
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2010 02:03:08 | More by Bfarr
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4.29/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Rich cooper color, clear. A creamy beige two finger head when poured; dies down relatively fast leaving an thin uneven coating of foam on the surface of the beer and lots of sticky lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell: Slightly sweet and citrusy. Mild aroma of malt. Smooth hops. An extremely slight pine scent. Nice and enticing.
Taste: Citrus (grapefruit. lemon) without being acidic. Delicious mild hoppy flavor for the finish.
Mouthfeel: Light body. Lots of mild carbonation. Ever so slight dry finish.
Overall: An excellent IPA. I would gladly drink this again. The perfect amount of hops with a delicious flavor. Refreshing.
Serving type: can
07-28-2014 02:49:06 | More by sprat1960
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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