Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Chaney:
District of Columbia
3.79/5 rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Ticking through the "Beers of Fame" list. I used to drink a lot of this stuff, but have not had it recently.
Poured from a can into a DC Brau tulip.
A: Massive head on this gal... about 2-3 fingers at least. The brew was a toast brown-orange color, extremely murky, and kinda dangerous looking.
S: Sorta had the same fresh clean linen scent as the standard Pale Ale which suited me fine. Still, lots of zippy citrus (orange in particular) came through as well.
T: I tasted VERY similar to the Pale Ale on the front end, but teeth-stainingly bitter at the end, which is certainly a hophead's dream. I wouldn't categorize the hop profile as piny though. Yeast with liquified plant stems might be a better descriptor.
M: Like I stated, bitter, but the drinkability is fine if your used to a lot of the hop bombs out on the market. Ridiculous lacing left on the glass.
O: This one is quite good, but I don't like it nearly as much as a lot of peeps on here. Celebration Ale, which is a COMPLETELY different beer is much more satisfying to my mind.
Serving type: can
02-03-2013 21:42:30 | More by Chaney
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3.81/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 16 ounce can purchased at the local quick mart.
A: A very nice orange amber with good head and excellent retention.
S: Hoppy, citrus notes. Clean and somewhat floral.
T: Nice hop notes, not too awfully heavy on the citrus. Decent complexity.
M: Just about what I have come to expect from an IPA. Decent bite.
O: This is a solid ale and at 2$ a pint it's also a solid bargain.
Serving type: can
04-22-2014 22:12:45 | More by PvtSnowball
3.91/5 rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
a. Golden cooler with 1 finger of foam that lasts at shortly under a finder for the entire beer. The lacing is thick spectacular.
s. Smell is sweet bread, yeast, hops, a bit of citrus.
t. Smooth, rich, not as hoppy as I hoped considering it was an extra IPA. Although the smell had sweet proponents, the beer taste did not reflect this. Very good, but more ale than IPA to me.
m. Carbonation was near perfect.
o. This beer is outstanding at face value, so I gave it a 4.0. That being said the beer did not seem like a true IPA, which was reflected in the Taste score.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2014 18:40:13 | More by gonzo000
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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