Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by RossCain:
3.9/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint
A: Poured a hazy apricot hue with a fluffy yet dense off-white head of about 2 inches on an aggressive pour. Lots of lacing around the sides of the glass with this beer and the head really stuck around with a bubbly retention.
S: Piney with a certain resinous quality blending with nuances of fresh fruit strongly reminiscent of pineapple. Bold a definitely with a nice finish of sweet malty character in the background.
T: Bitter and assertive piney hops assault the palate from the first sip, rushing into a woody earthiness complimented well by the sweet notes of tart fruit and ripe pineapple. Bittersweet in the finish with a final overture of caramel malts, an overall aggressive but at the same time remarkably well balanced beer.
M: Medium body with a sticky quality when it enters the mouth. It does have a coating character that fills the mouth with a moderate pucker in the finish. The alcohol is unfortunately a little hot and more noticeable than I believe it should be.
O: A great strong and robust IPA in my opinion. The notes of pineapple were certainly a nice deviation from the normal grapefruit and citrus peel. Certainly a beer I will revisit for both the great, bold character and the price! My only hope would be to taste a little less alcohol the next time around.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2011 00:01:25 | More by RossCain
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4.58/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
So. Many. Hops. Yowza. Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Nice fluffy white head. Smells is incredible. Pine, hops, citrus but mainly HOPS. After having a couple other brews in this style, I can conclude that for me personally, it doesnt get much better then this. No sugary, syrupy mouthfeel or aftertaste just bitter, upfront hops balanced by some citrus. If you like IPAs please please do yourself a favor and try this brew, outstanding.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 04:11:53 | More by theteleman
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,012 ratings.