Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Jeriba:
4.18/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A: Poured into my pint glass a glowing yellow-amber color, with a thick, rich head that stuck around for a while.
S: Not surprisingly, this one smells very hoppy, with floral and citrus notes.
T: Bitter hops and pine flavor. The malts appear on the palate only briefly, but they are complex and tasty, with a hint of nuttiness. There is a heavy bitter pine aftertaste.
M: Nicely carbonated and refreshing, with a very slight oiliness.
D: This is a satisfying, reasonably priced IPA for the serious hop-head. I picked up a 12-pack for something like $14, and it will be interesting to see how long it stays in the fridge.
Serving type: bottle
09-07-2010 21:30:09 | More by Jeriba
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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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