Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by WOTO97:
4.2/5 rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Real tasty stuff here. What the "extra" is, I can only conjecture. Extra tasty? Extra special? Maybe an allusion to the spice notes? At any rate this fella has a delicious and relatively complex hop profile.
The body is a bit more amber in color with a head that soon dissolves into a thin sudsy film. The lacing is a relatively dense web.
Nose is spicy, floral, pine resin, and a generous citrus dose along with a noteworthy bread crust note in the background.
Flavors mirror the nose for the most part. Followed up Big Daddy from Speakeasy with this one, so the flavors, specifically the spice notes, really popped for me. Some pepper, maybe even parsley, is noticeable. Citrus and pine are very present here; the citrus has a bit more sweet bitterness than the nose. While allowing a big hop bombardment, the malt profile is strong enough to provide some balance. Slight biscuit and fresh bread characteristics here.
The body on this beer is just about perfect, if not a bit too dense. Has a nice lingering feel to remind you what you got in your hands.
This beer is so solid, as are most in their arsenal. Highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
08-18-2010 15:20:48 | More by WOTO97
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4.29/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Rich cooper color, clear. A creamy beige two finger head when poured; dies down relatively fast leaving an thin uneven coating of foam on the surface of the beer and lots of sticky lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell: Slightly sweet and citrusy. Mild aroma of malt. Smooth hops. An extremely slight pine scent. Nice and enticing.
Taste: Citrus (grapefruit. lemon) without being acidic. Delicious mild hoppy flavor for the finish.
Mouthfeel: Light body. Lots of mild carbonation. Ever so slight dry finish.
Overall: An excellent IPA. I would gladly drink this again. The perfect amount of hops with a delicious flavor. Refreshing.
Serving type: can
07-28-2014 02:49:06 | More by sprat1960
4.04/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12 oz from a $10 12 poured into a tulip glass. Born on 6/9/14
A - Ruby red with orange highlights, one finger head that recedes to thick lace ring.
S - Floral, grapefruit/citrus, biscuit
T - More of the same. Very flowery with moderate citrus, and a dry, bitter finish.
M - Perfect level of carbonation. The overall feel is a tad thin, but keeps it refreshing to balance the dry finish.
O - I had this a few months ago out of mix pack and was mildly dissapointed ( the 12 pack was 4-5 months and apparently was stored upside down). This was more in line with what I remembered. A good go to IPA that is a great value (esp at 10 fer 12)
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 23:40:43 | More by Apellonious
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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