Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by TempeBeerMan:
4.55/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint
A – Pours a hazy deep bright gold with a one-finger head of eggshell colored suds. Good retention and lacing, lasting until the glass was done. (Although that’s admittedly not that long, haha)
S – Resinous hops and citrus. Overall aroma fairly pungent.
T – Grapefruit bomb alert!! Seriously though, this beer does have a rich malt profile balanced with bitter, piney, west coast hops. In addition to the aforementioned grapefruit, also has esters of orange and tropical fruits (papaya). The hop choice is excellent, as it manages to be suitably grassy without tasting like , you know, actual grass, and some herbal character comes out in the finish. Very flavorful, and everything blends together wonderfully here. 7.2% abv not detectable but adds body and depth.
M – Medium bodied with prickly carbonation, and a perfect accent to the flavors. Finishes dry, letting the hops linger and dance on the back of the tongue. Absolutely nailed it here.
O – Outstanding. Just a really solid, balanced, flavorful, and complex IPA. Enough going on to keep your taste buds from getting bored. I immediately wanted to down the whole glass. Now is my staple beer.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2012 20:51:45 | More by TempeBeerMan
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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