Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,033 | Reviews: 2,539 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Libationguy:
4.64/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Reddish-copper in color with some orange hues. Slightly hazy in the glass, but still carries a nice healthy brilliance to the color. Firm off-white head with a nice level of retention.
Loads of citrus, fresh pine needles, resin and some mandarin orange zest in the background. Underneath the hop assault, white flowers, gentle fruitiness, and light malt sweetness. Aromas hang on quite well.
Great structure to the palate of this beer. Very dry with a moderate-plus amount of tannic astringency. Beautiful malt flavor builds through the mid-palate, before being replaced by the hop attack on the back end. The gentle citrus and floral notes come back to linger after the beer is gone. There is a small amount of alcoholic heat that is not covered by the malt in the beer, but overall, a very nice balance.
Mouthfeel is full, rich and very clean. A nice amount of carbonation, without being over the top. The hop attack tends to eat everything else up on the finish. Nice long aftertaste to the beer with the hop bitterness and resin lingering for some time.
If you are a fan of hops, you will not be disappointed by this beer. It is as advertised and gives you a full frontal assault. The wonderful part of this beer is its complexity and overall sense of balance. Super well made and highly interesting the entire time you are paying attention to it. It is a beer that maintains it's allure from beginning to end.
Serving type: can
06-21-2013 20:18:41 | More by Libationguy
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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
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,033 ratings.