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
More User Reviews:
4.58/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
So. Many. Hops. Yowza. Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Nice fluffy white head. Smells is incredible. Pine, hops, citrus but mainly HOPS. After having a couple other brews in this style, I can conclude that for me personally, it doesnt get much better then this. No sugary, syrupy mouthfeel or aftertaste just bitter, upfront hops balanced by some citrus. If you like IPAs please please do yourself a favor and try this brew, outstanding.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 04:11:53 | More by theteleman
4.48/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: clear bronze, with mildly evident carbonation and a finger of white head that clings the glass nicely add it dissipates.
Smell: yeast blended with spices and piney hop notes.
Taste: mild yeast, hint of spice lots of grapefruit.
Mouthfeel: strong carbonation, medium body, slightly dry in the finish.
Overall: well balanced, tastey, very balanced. Superb value. Bought it to try but Will definitely buy again.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 06:29:13 | More by SteveB24
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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