Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by CommanderOfAwesome:
4.04/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
2013 16 oz can poured into a snifter.
A: Pours a golden caramel amber with nice 2 finger head. Tons of lacing on the glass and fantastic head retention.
S: Sweet malt aroma is first thing I smell followed by nice hop bitter back bone. Really biscuity bread aroma is present as well. Some slight citrus on the nose, this is an almost 3 month old can and that is obvious on the aroma. Losing some of the hop bite.
T: Malty, sweet with a nice bitter finish. Not getting much citrus which you get a bit of on the nose. Really bready.
M: Medium bodied with a fluid like feel. Bready and malty on the feel. Residual sweetness that feels like it coats the mouth . Not a very bitter finish.
O: Pretty damn good ipa and sets itself apart from most West Coast IPAs in that its not a hop bomb, has a bit of an east coast malty flavor in there as well.
Serving type: can
01-08-2013 23:11:33 | More by CommanderOfAwesome
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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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