Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.6/5 rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
A bright clear deep yellow beer with streams of carbonation and a dense clotted head.
Aromas of citrus and hop acids flood the nose but not in a POW! in your face way of many (well) dry hopped IPA's. As it warms some light malt sweetness came forward but for the most part this is a "lite" IPA in terms of mouth feel and balance. Hop bittering dominates - and not in the best way - almost makes me wonder if whole cones were really used as advertised and not pellets - it tastes like over boiled generic high alpha pellets to me. No distinctive flavors or intensity in terms of hop or malt. This may have been a tired bottle but it should have been fresh this time of year. I didnt check for a date on 6 pack - none on bottle.
Over all I enjoy this more on tap - less carbonated and harshly bitter on the finish for me. Not a bad IPA but not great and not nearly as good in any way as Celebration Ale.
Serving type: bottle
11-02-2011 20:04:06 | More by Shiredave
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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