Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by DenverLogan:
3.95/5 rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from bottle into chalice.
Pours a light copper...modest head of various size bubbles.
Aroma of grassy hops, slight sweet malt and melon.
Significant carbonation and moderately bold mouthfeel.
Flavors of grassy hops, slight malt sweetness, slightly mouth puckering bitterness, oak, cream of tartar. While this description does not sound like a delicious IPA, it is in fact very tasty, slightly challenging, and one of my regular house brews. It's not wimpy, overly off with melon or chalk bitterness, but also not as piney or grapefruit as many (flavors I like). Still, for the price and regular availability, this is a solid and satisfying brew.
Serving type: bottle
02-11-2013 03:45:59 | More by DenverLogan
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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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