Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 7,043 | Reviews: 2,479 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by JamesShoemaker:
4.28/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12 oz pour. I don't get this very often because my girlfriend doesn't like the way it makes my breath smell (it's not good, I admit).
A - good looking beer, orange and gold with a nice thick head. Foam tastes like the bitterest flower.
S - yes, yes, this is a good smell. Very strong hop character. Smells a lot sweeter than it tastes.
T - wooh, very bitey. I like this beer because it's not a passive drinking experience. Every drink is very considered, and it's difficult to have more than one in a sitting because of the strength of the taste.
M - my only significant complaint is this. The strong hop and floral notes don't sit well in the mouth. The beer starts and ends strong, so it's not terribly dynamic.
O - good stuff. I prefer Celebration and their flagship PA, but Torpedo is an experience alright.
Serving type: bottle
09-22-2012 19:02:41 | More by JamesShoemaker
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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.
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