Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev -3.8%
Pours a clear, light copper color with a really nice, white, thick head that lingers on and on leaving great lacing down a 16oz pub glass.
Nose is a little weak for me but I do get a little pineyness from some hops. Maybe some earthiness as well just the nose was really weak and hard to make out.
Taste really makes up for the smell. Really bold, hops flavor with pine, and earthy hops taking center stage. I get a little bit of the malts that attempt to balance it out but the hops are just too much for them to counter weigh.
Mouthfeel has a decent fullness to it. Not too much though, it is just about where you want it to be for such a powerful beer.
Overall, this is a good beer just a little too much for my taste. I tend to prefer an IPA that is well balanced or a little to the malty side of balanced. This one is the other side of the spectrum from that. I would buy it again but only if I had the hankering for a screaming dose of hop bitterness.
08-30-2014 01:50:51 | More by ArchimedesSox
4.85/5 rDev +16.6%
Head is frothy, off white with good retention; body is clear and deep gold; leaves lots of lacing. Aroma is very pleasant with lots of fresh pine, lemon-lime, and eventually a touch of graham cracker. Well-rounded flavor is comprised of pine, lime, earthy bitterness. Hop flavor is bold but not soapy or astringent, and some light malt sweetness contributes balance and complexity. Soft carbonation, medium body, slight carbonic bite.
Very smooth, quaffable, and balanced. The hop qualities are bold but stop short of overwhelming, and the supporting roles are gentle and harmonic. A very solid and enjoyable brew.
08-29-2014 11:37:05 | More by fipoceilz7
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,379 ratings.