Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by stockingcpl:
4.03/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Appearance: This is a popular brew, and the first impression that this brew leaves is excellent! The beer pours as a nice red amber. The head is a thick off white. Plentiful carbonation threads and plentiful lacings. Crystal clear. Excellent!
Smell: Heavy hop presence. Some earthy pine presence. American "C" hops jump out at you. Nice, but expected for a double IPA.
Taste: Extended flavor curve. Heavy hops kick in just after onset. Malt is minor but more of a compliment to help the hops shine. There are several "interesting things" going on in the flavor curve. Some are hard to pick out because of the heay hop presence, others compliment the hops, and others stand on there own because they stand out from the hops. This isn't the strongest IPA that I've ever had, but it is one of the more interesting flavor character IPAs.
Mouthfeel: Very heavy on the tongue and character. This is expected for a double IPA, so this isn't necessarily bad. This would be paired well with a strong cheese, Chicago pizza, or another heavy flavored item.
Drinkability: This brew sits very heavy on the stomach. While very tasty, the drinker will be "done" after just a couple.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2009 22:18:21 | More by stockingcpl
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3.91/5 rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
a. Golden cooler with 1 finger of foam that lasts at shortly under a finder for the entire beer. The lacing is thick spectacular.
s. Smell is sweet bread, yeast, hops, a bit of citrus.
t. Smooth, rich, not as hoppy as I hoped considering it was an extra IPA. Although the smell had sweet proponents, the beer taste did not reflect this. Very good, but more ale than IPA to me.
m. Carbonation was near perfect.
o. This beer is outstanding at face value, so I gave it a 4.0. That being said the beer did not seem like a true IPA, which was reflected in the Taste score.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2014 18:40:13 | More by gonzo000
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,245 ratings.