Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
4.08/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into a milkshake pilsner glass. Batch/date stamp is 128722356 - whatever that may mean.
Appearance: Coppery-orange translucent/slight haze beer with a persistent 1/16" off-white head. Very persistent lacing in big sheets, and strands. Nice looking beer.
Smell: Grapefruit citrus, pine, orange, and a nice malt backbone. Quite appealing.
Taste: As expected, a very hoppy beer. Bitter at the start and the finish, with pine notes, a good malt in the middle to counter the hoppiness a bit, and then a strong grapefruit citrus flavor throughout.
Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, but nicely thick and creamy underneath the carbonation. Some hop oil sticking to the teeth.
Overall / Drinkability: Nice looking beer with an outstanding mouthfeel. Very hoppy and pleasurable to drink, but one is enough per evening. The grapefruit citrus does get a bit tiring after awhile, but that's the point of this beer, isn't it? The hops are the showcase of this IPA, and in that regard, they do show off nicely.
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2012 23:46:12 | More by damndirtyape
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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.
93 out of 100 based on 7,037 ratings.