Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
4.33/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Poured into a Sam Smith pint glass (via can!)
A: Pours a golden copper color with high clarity and vibrance. The head is a three finger offwhite color with solid retention/lacing.
S: Not quite as citrus-y as I would have liked, but the smell of floral hops and underlying caramel malt works just fine for what this is trying to accomplish.
T: Much like the nose, the initial hop flavor is very floral, with subtle undercurrents of pine and citric notes, as well. After the dryness hits the palate, the citric quality is cranked up a notch (always a good thing!) The malty backbone pops up in the midtaste like it should in an IPA. After a while, very slight traces of alcohol appear, giving a faint fruitiness. Nothing groundbreaking, but V-E-R-Y drinkable with a great taste.
M: The hop profile leaves moderate bitterness on the palate, and while the finish is dry and slightly resinous, it encourages drinkability without ruining the palate. Body is slightly heavy with moderate carbonation.
O: One of the better IPAs I've had - and it's so readily available and well priced. In fact, I think I may have found a new go-to IPA (just for that, it gets a 5 here).
Serving type: can
04-29-2012 18:49:10 | More by ThisWangsChung
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3.89/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 16 ounce can purchased at the local quick mart.
A: A very nice orange amber with good head and excellent retention.
S: Hoppy, citrus notes. Clean and somewhat floral.
T: Nice hop notes, not too awfully heavy on the citrus. Decent complexity.
M: Just about what I have come to expect from an IPA. Decent bite.
O: This is a solid ale and at 2$ a pint it's also a solid bargain.
Serving type: can
04-22-2014 22:12:45 | More by PvtSnowball
3.91/5 rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
a. Golden cooler with 1 finger of foam that lasts at shortly under a finder for the entire beer. The lacing is thick spectacular.
s. Smell is sweet bread, yeast, hops, a bit of citrus.
t. Smooth, rich, not as hoppy as I hoped considering it was an extra IPA. Although the smell had sweet proponents, the beer taste did not reflect this. Very good, but more ale than IPA to me.
m. Carbonation was near perfect.
o. This beer is outstanding at face value, so I gave it a 4.0. That being said the beer did not seem like a true IPA, which was reflected in the Taste score.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2014 18:40:13 | More by gonzo000
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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