Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by lawlerj:
4.13/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
A - nice hazy amber w/ an off white head, about two finger. I noticed that the head dissipated very quickly. About 3/4 of the way through my glass, there is sporadic lacing - not much, but pretty standard for this style.
S - the first thing on the nose for me is the malt sweetness, followed by big hops. I like this a lot - it smells like it will be very well balanced, even w/ the heavy hop aroma.
T - strong bitter hops on the front end, mild malt flavor in the middle and a nice crisp fruity finish. Definitely citrus and pine flavor mixed in with the hops, and even some apple notes on the finish. A very nice IPA - it has strong hops but balanced very nicely.
M - crisp, nice carbonation. Doesn't stand in the way of the flavor.
D - I keep coming back to how well balanced this beer is. It does a nice job of having complex flavors and making them all work in harmony. Too often I've found IPA's to be very heavy on the hop bitterness, which I like, as long it has a good malt backbone to balance that bitterness. This hits the spot in that regard and is quite nice.
Serving type: bottle
03-27-2011 18:59:02 | More by lawlerj
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4.58/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
So. Many. Hops. Yowza. Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Nice fluffy white head. Smells is incredible. Pine, hops, citrus but mainly HOPS. After having a couple other brews in this style, I can conclude that for me personally, it doesnt get much better then this. No sugary, syrupy mouthfeel or aftertaste just bitter, upfront hops balanced by some citrus. If you like IPAs please please do yourself a favor and try this brew, outstanding.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 04:11:53 | More by theteleman
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,007 ratings.