Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by DannyS:
3.83/5 rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A - A dark, slightly hazy amber with a minimal head that froths down to a foam collar.
S - Piney. Very piney. Also has a lot of floral, grapefruit, citrus, and a faint caramel malt.
T - The first few sips almost left me reeling with its aggressive bitter hop assault. Subsequent gulps allowed my bruised palate to adjust, as the bitterness began to subside, and the malty sweet notes came through.
M - The bitterness lingers forever and then some, but the carbonation is light and the body is full and substantial.
D - The almost unrelenting bitter hops and the slightly elevated ABV remove it from session consideration, unless your tolerance to bitterness and alcohol is high.
Overall - A definite 'one-a-day' brew. It's perfect for when I just want one beer to relax with after a long day's work. Not quite as mind-fogging as a RIS or DIPA, but substantial enough to be beyond the scope of the session beer.
Serving type: bottle
09-06-2009 23:56:17 | More by DannyS
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4.15/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
poured this into a pilsner glass (Blue Moon) just for grins, and because I plan on drinking some real crap later as a science experiment... nice bright orange and caramel-y color with a medium thick creamy head. smell is slightly hoppy with an amateurish kind of aroma to it also... taste is caramel malts with hops and slight abrasive bitterness at the end. some fruits in there on the middle of the tongue.
overall, a decent brew. not terribly bad in any way and I nice 7.2% abv.... now, on to the CRAP!!!! tally ho!
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2014 22:03:56 | More by pkalix
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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