Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by MONKandTUCK:
3.1/5 rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
A - Deep Amber, almost a light brown. Good clarity and nice head. Kinda generic.
A - Not as stunning as I remember. A little vegetal. Kinda bland. Of course, most beers still don't have the citrusy blast and piney bite this one has, but it's not an on-tap IPA. Not sure it's not become too over-industrialized at SN.
T - Good hops, sometimes sharply bitter. It's hard to finish it all considering the hop quotient. However, it is sweet. Seriously, this is a sweet bastard. It tastes of a lot of caramel. leaner and dryer and I think I would be A LOT happier. I can't tel you why, but I remember this beer being so much more enjoyable.
M - Thick, somewhat creamy at first, but then it's fat and heavy.
O - As low as my review is, consider that I did not see this can filled. I have no idea how long much time passed since it was brewed until it hit my lips, but I was underwhelmed.
The reason I bother posting is because even though cans make sense... for IPA's and Pale Ales, they might be an absolute waste of product. Hop oil voltage depends on freshness.
Serving type: can
04-14-2012 05:19:31 | More by MONKandTUCK
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4.38/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12 oz brown bottle with pry-off cap poured into 8oz Saint Arnold tour glass.
Appearance: Pours a golden amber with a very faint haze. two fingers of head with a great lace down the glass that is characteristic of Sierra Nevada's beers
Smell: Hops upfront; piney and earthy
Taste: Hop bitterness that crescendos into a great piney hop flavor with a slight resin finish. There is a good malt backbone but is overshadowed in the hop flavor
Mouthfeel: full flavored and medium carbonation
Overall: This is a very solid IPA with a hop flavor profile that I really like. Its full of flavor but not too extreme. Overall can be considered a more intense version of the signature pale ale that really showcases the torpedo hopping device.
Serving type: bottle
08-02-2014 00:27:28 | More by Tuck_leepulin
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,078 ratings.