Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Winter:
4.6/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Pours amber in color with a creamy off-white rocky head. Thick lacing clings to the side of the glass. The wonderful aroma consists of piney hops with a touch of grapefruit citrus. Some nice malt in the aroma also. The mouthfeel is full-bodied and mostly smooth, with just a touch of carbonation on the sides of the tongue.
Taste is amazing for an IPA. For starters this ale isn't shy on the hop bitterness, but it balances the piney and citrus hop flavors with a moderate malt sweetness. The piney hop bitterness is really accentuated in the long finish. I would never have guessed this IPA was over 7% abv. It goes down smooth with plenty of flavor. I could see this being dangerous. Great IPA.
Serving type: bottle
08-14-2009 03:23:44 | More by Winter
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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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