Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.2/5 rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from the 12 ounce bottle into an elegant glass that I picked up at Crate and Barrel - sort of a cross between a chalice and a goblet? I'm not sure how to categorize it but it's a great glass for a quality IPA or a DIPA.
Pours a nice, clear orange-copper color, slightly off-white head. One thing Sierra Nevada does well is build a nice head into their beers. This is very similar to their Pale Ale in having a resilient head that is there until the last sip. The lacing on this puppy is epic - leaving something akin to tree rings around the glass, memorializing each succulent sip. Swirling the liquid produces a new flurry of carbonation at the surface, replenishing portions of the sticky head. Danged good looking beer - worthy of a 5.0.
Hoppy nose, with bitter grapefruit coming through strongest. There are some floral notes, a bit of graininess and some other bitter citrus notes.
Herbal bitterness mixes in with the grapefruit rind - no grapefruit itself, just the rind. Someone mentioned some apple flavors to me, and I can taste that after it was mentioned. Bitter finish of pine resin and a bit of dryness. Describing the flavors doesn't quite give justice to the balance of flavors Sierra Nevada pulls off. A well done brew.
Clearly well-carbonated, but remarkably creamy and smooth. Not a light-ish beer by any measure - this is moderate bodied, but not heavy.
Good, drinkable beer. Affordable, too - I picked up a 12 pack of the stuff at Ralphs for $15. I have a feeling this will be a go-to this summer.
Serving type: bottle
05-30-2011 02:06:15 | More by ghetto90007
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