Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ncfranklin:
4.08/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle into a pint glass. Just like you'd get it at a bar where Sierra Nevada is the best thing on the list.
A: Bright orange with golden highlights, strong carbonation bubbles rising, murky with a thick finger tan head. This is more impressive than I thought it would be.
S: Strong pine hops, some citrus notes of orange and a light biscuit malt to the nose.
T: Pine is overpowering any of the citrus. Bitterness is quick and lasting. A little warming loosens this one up, and some more grass flavors come through. Balances out as well with time.
M: Medium bodied, with plenty of tingle. Nice slick mouth coating.
D: At $8.49 a sixer year around, this ain't a bad go-to IPA. Competes well with SweetWater IPA, which finds itself in the same price bracket. Not quite the glory that is Celebration ale, but good.
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2011 17:00:30 | More by ncfranklin
More User Reviews:
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.