Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Hops4Pops:
4.71/5 rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Procured two 12 oz. singles at the grocery store to try this beer out.
Side poured into a 12 oz Saint Arnold tester glass procured on a brewery tour.
Thin crisp head with an initial blast of carbonation to the surface which dissipated rapidly and was followed by an excellent sticky lacing that lasted until the end of the glass. The smell of this beer is very interesting, bright pine, hoppy. Forgive me that my smell description leaves things to be desired to be more accurate. Mouthfeel is excellent. It hits the tongue crisply and leaves a lingering feel that is nice.The taste of this beer is very nice. Its very smooth and well blended and leaves a nice aftertaste. You will not detect the ABV because its not real high and it is very well hidden. I really like this beer a lot and it will be one of my regulars. The bottle describes a revolutionary dry hopping process and perhaps this is the defining element of the distinctive qualities of this beer. I drank the first one about a week ago and loved it. Decided to wait a week and see if I liked it as much on the second bottle I had. I do. Its a great beer and to me so far, very unique!
I am now going to add a new parameter to my review. I am going to call it "Afterglass". This is when I leave just a little beer left in my glass and let it warm up all the way and then smell it and taste it. I had to smell it a few times to get a full nose of the beer. The "afterglass" had a very pleasant aroma that I am not sure how to describe. It reminds me of something but I am not sure what it is yet. That having been said, I now understand even more why I like this brew so much.
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2013 23:15:24 | More by Hops4Pops
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4.29/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Rich cooper color, clear. A creamy beige two finger head when poured; dies down relatively fast leaving an thin uneven coating of foam on the surface of the beer and lots of sticky lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell: Slightly sweet and citrusy. Mild aroma of malt. Smooth hops. An extremely slight pine scent. Nice and enticing.
Taste: Citrus (grapefruit. lemon) without being acidic. Delicious mild hoppy flavor for the finish.
Mouthfeel: Light body. Lots of mild carbonation. Ever so slight dry finish.
Overall: An excellent IPA. I would gladly drink this again. The perfect amount of hops with a delicious flavor. Refreshing.
Serving type: can
07-28-2014 02:49:06 | More by sprat1960
4.04/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12 oz from a $10 12 poured into a tulip glass. Born on 6/9/14
A - Ruby red with orange highlights, one finger head that recedes to thick lace ring.
S - Floral, grapefruit/citrus, biscuit
T - More of the same. Very flowery with moderate citrus, and a dry, bitter finish.
M - Perfect level of carbonation. The overall feel is a tad thin, but keeps it refreshing to balance the dry finish.
O - I had this a few months ago out of mix pack and was mildly dissapointed ( the 12 pack was 4-5 months and apparently was stored upside down). This was more in line with what I remembered. A good go to IPA that is a great value (esp at 10 fer 12)
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 23:40:43 | More by Apellonious
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,028 ratings.