Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Hornet2003:
British Columbia (Canada)
3.73/5 rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Standard IPA, pale orange/copper. Nice fluffy head-retains decently.
Smell: Not quite the kick in the face I was expecting, but definitely strong hop aromas. Mostly pine needles and lemon zest. It's definitely nice, but not as strong as I was expecting.
Taste: Torpedo has a strong West Coast hop presence and is definitely living up to the West Coast stereotype. The malt gives a little bit of sweetness but the bitterness is definitely winning the battle here. There is a touch of alcohol too. Actual flavours: Pine, orange, grapefruit, lemon.
Mouthfeel: Softer than I expected. It's got low-moderate carbonation, which is actually ok with this ridiculously bitter beer. Any more carbonation and it would be a bit of a mess. Malty sweetness is there to maintain some balance in the mouth.
Overall: Good! Not great, but a definite winner as a daily drinker IPA. The alc/vol (why the frig don't we rate drinkability any more?!?) is kind of high even for an IPA, but I could see this being a great Sunday afternoon beer.
Serving type: bottle
08-30-2012 20:35:01 | More by Hornet2003
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4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Good sh*t. This is beer. It is a good beer. It is cheap, it is drinkable and this beer will get you drunk. My girlfriend had wine, I had this beer. I had others but this is the beer I liked most. I will order this beer again. It was a bit strong for my 8 year old, so we mixed it with soda water.
Serving type: on-tap
07-25-2014 02:15:01 | More by SSwarts
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,967 ratings.