Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by fightingirishcmk:
3.85/5 rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: Poured an orange color into a glass with a two finger head, decent retention, and the traditional SN lacing left on the glass.
S: Pine, citrus, grapefruit, cherry, and berries are noted.
T: Starts off slightly bitter, with more grapefruit and sweetness from the malt. Finishes with a pine bitterness. The hoppiness isn't overpowering and is actually more balanced than I would have expected.
M: Medium bodied, with a high amount of carbonation. Not too cloying.
D: For a 7.2% beer, the alcohol is completely hidden. But I don't find myself exactly craving another. Good beer, don't get me wrong, but not highly sessionable.
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2009 03:31:03 | More by fightingirishcmk
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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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