Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.05/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Almost clear copper. Head is off-white, creamy, rocky, and leaves some solid sheets of lacing. Solid carbonation on the pour.
Smell: Nice and mellow. Some hits of pine and grapefruit. Malts are bready with a touch of caramel sweetness. A little earthy and herbal, as I've come to expect from Sierra Nevada. Mild floral underpinning. Some gritty, crusty malts. Roasted malts are mellow. Slightly toasted.
Taste: Pith. Orange marmalade. Touches of mint. Lots more going on than the nose would indicate. Earthy/herbal hop note pulls over the pith. Citrus in good measure, but it's more fruity. Touch floral. Malts are sweet, but not overly so. Some hints of bread crust and caramel sweetness. Some dry, mealy fruit as well...something like a pear. Mild toasted character.
Mouthfeel: Moderate body. Creamy and smooth. Carbonation is moderate to light and really helps carry the body of the beer. Some dryness on the swallow.
Overall: This is another one of those paragons of style. It's not the best out there, but damn if it doesn't do it right. Great balance and highly drinkable. Sierra Nevada knows how to play the game.
Serving type: can
06-07-2012 21:43:36 | More by Goblinmunkey7
3.9/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Copper hue with a reddish tint and a large, foamy, cream-colored head; lacing is good
S: Spicy and flowery aromatics; bready and toasty too; some citrus and grapefruit on back end--a touch muted
T: Obviously hop forward: citrus, pine, some subtle pepper; all on top of a bready, slightly sweet malt base
F: Fairly chewy for an IPA and oily and sticky
O: A solid IPA and great out of a can but still a bit harsh and not quite balanced
Serving type: can
06-04-2012 22:51:07 | More by dbossman
4.18/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured in a pint glass with a one and a half finger. The nose is of pine and slight malts in the background. Has a clean hoppy slight malts in the background. Mouthfeel is very pleasant with a medium feel. Overall I really like this one. Very pleasant ipa. A favorite.
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2012 20:33:15 | More by TheSeeker61
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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