Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by FacistCannonBall:
4.6/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
One of the best beers I've tried in a while. Thoroughly enjoyable in pushing the hop envelope while maintaining an amazing balance and drinkability. This beer simply tastes great without overwhelming the senses or coming across as some clumsy attempt at "extremeness." It smells, tastes, and drinks like a great beer should. Can't say enough, really. This is especially true as I bought a sixer at the amazing sale price of $7 at the local Stater Bros. I sound like an advertiser for Sierra Nevada in the review but don't mean to. I'm just happy to have a widely available beer of this caliber.
Serving type: bottle
09-24-2009 04:23:16 | More by FacistCannonBall
More User Reviews:
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.
93 out of 100 based on 7,043 ratings.