Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by uberabr:
3.95/5 rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours clear amber, great carbonation. Creamy vanilla head with moderate lacing. Aroma isn't crazily hoppy...it's kind of spicy, some malty tones. Pretty average in this respect.
Taste is great. Rather heavy in the mouth, it's got a creamy, buttery feel. Fairly bitter, not outrageously so but you can tell it's an IPA. I tend to prefer the really bright, outrageously hopped California IPAs, and this one is a little more refined. You don't get as much of that dominant grapefruit citrus. But it's still very enjoyable and fruity. Citrus, sour green apple, and a sugary malt play with the piney hop bite. That buttery malt follows through. There's a sort of refined candy taste that mixes well with the bitters. A very drinkable IPA at a solid price that packs a good amount of booze. I'm a fan.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2010 00:50:34 | More by uberabr
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4.38/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12 oz brown bottle with pry-off cap poured into 8oz Saint Arnold tour glass.
Appearance: Pours a golden amber with a very faint haze. two fingers of head with a great lace down the glass that is characteristic of Sierra Nevada's beers
Smell: Hops upfront; piney and earthy
Taste: Hop bitterness that crescendos into a great piney hop flavor with a slight resin finish. There is a good malt backbone but is overshadowed in the hop flavor
Mouthfeel: full flavored and medium carbonation
Overall: This is a very solid IPA with a hop flavor profile that I really like. Its full of flavor but not too extreme. Overall can be considered a more intense version of the signature pale ale that really showcases the torpedo hopping device.
Serving type: bottle
08-02-2014 00:27:28 | More by Tuck_leepulin
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,077 ratings.