Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.98/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from bottle into 20oz tumbler.
A: Pours a nice copper color that is moderately clear and forms a half finger head that does dissolve down to a thin film of white froth that covers the entire glass. Lacing is moderate with good bands being left on the glass after every sip.
S: The aroma is textbook IPA style. The pine presence from the hops dominates with hints of citrus and flowers becoming apparent from time to time. If you seek it out the malt notes can be detected, but you must search for them.
T: Hops dominate (as they should in an IPA or Extra IPA) and give a pronounced bitterness, but this is offset by the citrus flavors that follow. The malt presence is defined by a bready and sweetness that helps cut the hops bitterness a bit.
M: Dry, very dry. But, that is perfectly OK from an IPA. This beer sits well with mild carbonation, respectable ABV (no alcohol can be detected), and the hops bitterness. The dryness is just enough to keep you coming back for more.
D: I enjoyed the beer and will definitely have more. While there are styles that I would prefer to drink more, Sierra Nevada has hit a perfect balance between the higher end IPA's and the affordability of a standard "six pack" IPA.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2011 04:39:01 | More by pilotgod
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