Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Dope:
4.19/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a beautiful clear ruby red. Enormous and frothy offwhite head. Head fades very slowly; top notch head retention. Quite good lacing as well.
S: Lots of sweet citrus/grapefruit. A little pine and lots of caramel sweetness.
T: Hoppier than the aroma, oddly enough. Loaded with grapefruit. Big, bold grapefruit crispness and bitterness everywhere. There is a pine element backing it up but it's mostly overpowered. Pine shows up more towards the finish and in the aftertaste. Nice sweet caramel malt makes itself known primarily in the finish as well....just prior to a decent wave of bitterness kicking in. Bitter pine and grapefruit floating around between sips.
M: Medium bodied, sticky hops.
O: Very nice IPA. Doesn't smell as pungent as you'd expect but the flavor is quite hoppy and bitter with just enough caramel to back it up and keep it from getting too unbalanced. Relatively simple but well done regardless.
Serving type: bottle
10-16-2013 03:26:23 | More by Dope
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3.89/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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