Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.15/5 rDev -24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Bought a sixer of this the other day. Poured into a tulip glass, which turned out to be sort of an unnecessary treatment for this particular beer since I was expecting something, I don't know, bolder.
It looks great. Pale ruby hues and a nice white head that is on the right side of frothy. It smelled nice too. Floral pine hits you right away and hints at citrus as you take it in. Couldn't wait to drink this.
The taste is... okay. I mean, I don't know what I was expecting - but I didn't get much of anything. For one, there wasn't any fruitiness to this. There was good hop balance... no aftertaste. This is a dry IPA. It is, I think, the most bland "Extra/Double/Imperial" IPA I have had to date. This may very well be the taste they were going for and I cannot say that I didn't enjoy it a little bit. But I wanted more flavor. Even the piney bitterness feels toned down. Also, this brew felt pretty carbonated, just a tad too much. It sort of reminded me of drinking tonic water, for this reason.
But I drank 3 of them without any sort of difficulty. Each one was the same as the next. I can say this for the Torpedo: I may not have loved it, but I didn't get sick of it either.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2009 20:40:45 | More by Gigantis
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