Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by techfed87:
4.43/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Bought a six-pack of this from a local party store. The first store I went to was sold out of it, so it would seem to be fairly popular.
Poured a very nice, solid head to it. Gives off a pronounced floral scent. Head has collapsed down to about half of its original height.
First sip - very nice. Some Double IPA's have a tendency to bite your head off with their sheer hoppiness, however this delivers a distinct flavor, with a lasting aftertaste that is very satisfying.
As I continue, I'm beginning to pick up some distinct flavors. There is a bit of a woody, fiber-ish flavor that comes at you initially as it hits your pallet, however the majority of what you're going to taste is going to come from after you've swallowed. Not to say that the beer doesn't have a body to it. It just has a different way of presenting that flavor than, say a coffee stout would. It's subtle and vivid, all at the same time.
That aside, I would have appreciated a bit more body with it. What it does, it does wonderfully; however, there are times when the verb "watery" comes to mind. And for a strong, pronounced beer like this, that is a confusing sensation.
All in all, a very satisfying beer. It may not have the brute force of a Huma Lupa Licious, but it definitely stands on its own two feet. A beer to drink proudly.
Serving type: bottle
11-12-2009 02:56:08 | More by techfed87
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4.29/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Rich cooper color, clear. A creamy beige two finger head when poured; dies down relatively fast leaving an thin uneven coating of foam on the surface of the beer and lots of sticky lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell: Slightly sweet and citrusy. Mild aroma of malt. Smooth hops. An extremely slight pine scent. Nice and enticing.
Taste: Citrus (grapefruit. lemon) without being acidic. Delicious mild hoppy flavor for the finish.
Mouthfeel: Light body. Lots of mild carbonation. Ever so slight dry finish.
Overall: An excellent IPA. I would gladly drink this again. The perfect amount of hops with a delicious flavor. Refreshing.
Serving type: can
07-28-2014 02:49:06 | More by sprat1960
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,033 ratings.