Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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1.85/5 rDev -55.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Appearance: This beer pours a pale golden orange with a slightly off white one finger head. It is crystal clear and the head dissipates to a thick and sticky lacing.
Smell: The aroma on this beer is mild for an "Extra" IPA. There are hints of fresh flower stems but also this funny musty wet leaf component. The citrus character is mild with only the slightest hint of spicy orange zest. There is a definite yeasty bread component to round out the aromas.
Taste: The flavors on this beer are shocking. The flavor is dominated by a hot alcoholic apple / warm white wine flavor. This is followed by a stingy hop bitterness but and a lemon rind bitterness like no other (not in a good way either).
Mouthfeel: This beer is too highly carbed and has a weak and thin light body.
Drinkability: No thanks. One is enough and I wouldn't buy this beer again.
Overall Impression: I hope, hope, that this was a poor six pack of beer. I respect Sierra Pale, but this beer is absolutely horrible. The aroma is tolerable, but the flavor is biting and harsh making it unpleasant to drink. I'm not one to pour out a beer, but this one might just be destined for the kitchen sink. It's getting slightly better as it warms, but still nowhere near the quality of beer I could have gotten for nine bucks a six pack. Very disappointed to say the least.
Serving type: bottle
04-24-2009 02:24:11 | More by Jekster
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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