Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ThePortlander:
3.85/5 rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from the bottle into a big mug.
This pours a phenomenal dark gold with shades of red as the light shines through. The head is delightfully thick and frothy.
The combination of Magnum and Citra hops come through quite nicely against the thick caramel malt. There's definitely some citrus on the back end, and the bitterness is evident.
The hops hit first and are clear, bright, and tangy with some lasting bitterness. The malt is thick and caramel-like. I'm not sure if it's because I'm not used to this particular pairing of malts and hops, but it's a little different to me. It's not a bad pairing, but it's not what I was expecting. The mouthfeel is very nice, perfectly thick for an IPA. The finish reveals a piney, citrus lingering bitterness.
Overall, I recommend this strongly. It's certainly something different, providing a thought provoking mix of flavors.
Serving type: bottle
05-05-2009 03:13:23 | More by ThePortlander
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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