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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4.2/5 rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
One of my favorite IPAs. This one of the more dry IPAs out there. Some IPAs can be slightly sweet but not this one. This is definitely a grown mans beer. The flavor last long after the sip. Highly recommended for experienced beer drinkers. Amateurs stay away.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 02:33:56 | More by yardkl
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,021 ratings.