Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Zimbo:
United Kingdom (Scotland)
4.33/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
December 31st 2011 update.
Filled to capicity in the one litre 'Stein of Truth' this beer revealed a previously undisclosed vibrant and succulant hoppy tang which was hidden in mortal drinking vessels.
More balanced and visually lustier in a light reddish amber light as well.
Drank this paired with Titan IPA. Thanks to russpowell for his advice.
Deep dense thick rocky head which leaves some wonderfully frothy lacing all over the glass from beginning to end.
Reddish golden in colour with a deep dominant piney hoppy smell. An intense taste without being truly over the top. Very husky and bitter with elements of raw grapefruit. Full and heavish on the tongue but surprisingly also spritzy.
A bit heavier than expected from an IPA ('extra' or otherwise) and while hugely enjoyable I would have liked to have experienced some more complexity.
More Grizzly Adams than Last of the Mohicans.
Serving type: bottle
10-18-2010 08:43:38 | More by Zimbo
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4.66/5 rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Quite a nice IPA from the brewmasters at Sierra Nevada, this beer is fruity and complex with the right amount of bitterness to balance out the sweetness of the beer. The Torpedo pours a very nice copper-gold and foams quite nicely, leaving plenty of lacing. Smell is good, and brings the expected citrus, grass and piney notes that one would expect from an IPA; it's delicate but quite fragrant.
Taste is excellent as well; a nice kick in the mouth at first as the grapefruit and oily pine notes hit, which is underscored with plenty of astringent and bitter qualities; as the beer warms in the mouth, it releases more of its profile, and the sweet, sticky, bready barley lingers along with the hops. Mouthfeel isn't bad at all; it's crisp and refreshing, but definitely warrants sipping and enjoying over slamming down like some other pale ales I've had.
So, what can I say? It's a good IPA, tastes great, and does exactly what it needs to do; gives a nice buzz and helps balance out a meal.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 03:51:19 | More by Caj1
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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