Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by CRJMellor:
3.75/5 rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured a nice brass and goldend mixture. Minor bright, white head sheds a little bit of lace on the glass.
Aroma of pine resins and some citrusy grapefruit.
Flavor had soem solid malt, molasses hints and some brown sugar to start but then an unbalanced bitterness creeps in that doesn't really compliment the malt.
Slightly unbalanced I guess, not bad but doesn't quite work for some reason.
Mouthfeel is solid and grows on you as the beer warms, in fact I might try this at room temperature to add some impressions for this brew.
Drinkability is solid as you would expect from SN but a tad disappointing for me.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2009 02:33:02 | More by CRJMellor
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4.66/5 rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Quite a nice IPA from the brewmasters at Sierra Nevada, this beer is fruity and complex with the right amount of bitterness to balance out the sweetness of the beer. The Torpedo pours a very nice copper-gold and foams quite nicely, leaving plenty of lacing. Smell is good, and brings the expected citrus, grass and piney notes that one would expect from an IPA; it's delicate but quite fragrant.
Taste is excellent as well; a nice kick in the mouth at first as the grapefruit and oily pine notes hit, which is underscored with plenty of astringent and bitter qualities; as the beer warms in the mouth, it releases more of its profile, and the sweet, sticky, bready barley lingers along with the hops. Mouthfeel isn't bad at all; it's crisp and refreshing, but definitely warrants sipping and enjoying over slamming down like some other pale ales I've had.
So, what can I say? It's a good IPA, tastes great, and does exactly what it needs to do; gives a nice buzz and helps balance out a meal.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 03:51:19 | More by Caj1
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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