Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.3/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This is an IPA that has great hop flavor while also being balanced. I think some who will try this "extra IPA" will be disappointed because of the balance--they are looking for a very dry and bitter beer with a lot of bite, and this won't deliver. But this is a great IPA because of the complexity of the hops, which leave a somewhat sweet floral and pine taste. No, the ABV isn't very high and the bitterness isn't either, but it's a nice, powerful beer that isn't lopsided. This beer showcases the hops without burning the palate with unchecked hops. The pour is great--a good sized head with very nice retention. I liked the nose for its floral and citrus aromas, which were also present in the taste. And the mouthfeel is spot on--not too bitter, and a thickness and carbonation that are good. Overall, I feel fortunate to find such a high quality beer at a reasonable price. It won't please the IPA fans looking for the boldest, hoppiest brew, but it is likely to satisfy those who recognize that an IPA isn't just about how many hops you can throw in there--it's about complexity, balance, and nuance.
Serving type: bottle
10-02-2013 03:48:15 | More by DeFaz
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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