Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.83/5 rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
First it starts off with a smell of pine and hop resin...then when you swirl it around and it warms a little you can smell the citrus grapefruit smell combined with the sappy pine needle smell. Tastes great with a nice sweet malt and an amazing pine hop backing that stays on the back of your tongue. When I first tried this and wasn't very familiar with the style I thought there was an overwhelming amount of pine. Now that IPA has become my favorite style of beer it is a great top of the list go to IPA. I also noticed pungent graepfruit hop flavor.
You can tell they don't throw the usual type of hops that the standard American IPA's use. What really sets this apart from other top notch IPA's like Dogfish Head 60 Minute or Stone IPA is that this has a medicinal herbal and very grapefruity smell and taste from the whole cone hops which is amazing. This is my favorite beer from this brewery... I think it's even better than the Celebration Ale. This is more bitter where Celebration is a bit more sweeter with different hops. If you want an IPA get this. Amazing job Sierra Nevada from Chico, California.
Serving type: bottle
09-18-2010 01:07:32 | More by thebrood1987
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