Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by barczar:
4/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a slightly hazy copper with a dense one inch cream head that dissipates slowly, leaving modest lacing.
Grapefruit, pine, resin, and floral hops complement a savory toasted malt backbone to form the aroma. Fresh cut grass and caramel notes emerge.
Underpinnings of muted grapefruit and pine become fairly bitter and resiny mid palate, finishing grassy and moderately bitter. The toasted malt backbone is ever present, but does not outshine the hop profile. The aftertaste is earthy and herbal.
Body is moderate to perhaps a tad full, with moderate carbonation and slight alcohol warmth.
Resin and bitterness dominate overall, but there's a great malt backbone and enough citrus and grassy notes to keep things interesting. Great bang for the buck.
Serving type: bottle
05-25-2013 17:02:24 | More by barczar
More User Reviews:
3.65/5 rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pint pour: very hazy, copper/ cider colored body, rich-looking. Typical white ringed head that seems to show nice sticking to the glass.
Smells of pine and malt. Subtle.
Tate follows the nose, but this is all about a citrus blast of bitterness in the way of apple/ pine. Astringency here in the biting finish is something I recall from the prior time I tried Torpedo years ago. It's still there, and it's kept me from trying it ever since until now. Let me check the bottle date just to be sure of freshness...
Dated 4 months ago. Not super fresh, but certainly new enough to get accurate impressions. This beer bites hard with the citrus. I normally don't mind aggressive IPAs, but this one just takes that direction using a taste that doesn't please my palette as much as it's imperial version does, for example. Too much sharp citric acid bite overtaking even the pine, and the sweet malts seem to remain far apart from that. Curious. I will revisit this down the road nonetheless. I certainly love Hoptimum. I would expect to feel similar toward this. Different acetaldehyde factor between the two, for certain. Interesting.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 18:58:15 | More by TBoneJones
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,934 ratings.