Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by evanackerman:
4.03/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Beer pours a light copper, no haze, bright white head. Rings of lacing as beer is imbibed. Very pleasing appearance.
Aroma is a mix of citrus and pine. Smells like an edible cleaning agent, but not in a bad way.
Taste is dominated by a very bitter hop presence, notes of juniper and orange peel, almost reminiscent of gin. Clean flavor profile, could use a bit more malt backbone.
Mouthfeel and drinkability both get high marks.
Overall another solid offering in an ocean of American IPA's. Would probably be a remarkably good beer if there weren't so many clones on the market.
Serving type: bottle
01-15-2012 20:08:50 | More by evanackerman
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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 7,038 ratings.