Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by OSUBeerStudent:
4.18/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Good old Torpedo. So glad this is in cans now as it makes for a perfect camp/pool beer. Poured into a glass for the review.
A - pretty glorious actually. Nice copper color but fairly opaque. Fairly large off-white head that sticks around ok with excellent lacing.
S - a nice citrus and pine nose. Fairly sweet citrus (hi there citra) and resin gives it a pretty sweet nose but the pine balances it nicely.
T - balanced. Plenty of the sweet citrus here again but that leads into a grassiness that's not so present in the aroma. The grassiness heads off and is followed by piney, resinous bitterness. A little bit of backing malt but this is a hop show. The bitterness is fairly resilient. Tasty.
M - on the slightly thicker side. Carbonation is nice enough to give it a slightly creamy mouthfeel. It's a bit juicy but not in the extreme. Quality.
O - a good, solid IPA. I'm a big piney/grassy IPA fan, so this is right up my alley, and the citra gives it some nice fruitiness to balance that out. More malt backing than some of the typical "west coast" IPAs. This is pretty unique. For the crazy low price, convenience of cans, and basically nationwide year-round availability, it's hard to do better than this for a quality IPA.
Serving type: can
09-11-2012 23:14:24 | More by OSUBeerStudent
More User Reviews:
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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