Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.29/5 rDev +3.1%
Poured into a tulip bottled 1349, or 12/15/11.
A: Copper honey color, finger of off white head, good retention and excellent lacing, typical of most SN beers.
S: Bitter citrus and pine. Some herbal, leafy greens mint. There is some bready, malty sweetness as well.
T: Bitter citrus hops, grapefruit and oily herbal pine. Nice malty, bready backbone to balance things out nicely. Bitterness lingers with a dry finish.
M: Creamy and smooth, medium bodied, nice crispness.
O: Liked this one a lot. SN makes some great, consistent brews. Very good price too at 7.99 a sixer, and can be found almost anywehere.
02-12-2012 02:23:12 | More by Dools9
4.28/5 rDev +2.9%
Copper colour, one finger of white head, lots of lace all the way down the glass. Smell is of bitter hop, citrus and pine, mango, pineapple, grapefruit, pretty much an all out hop bomb though there is a nice biscuity malt backbone. Taste is hoppy, citrus and grapefruit up front, nice dose of pine rolls in, semi sweet biscuity malt, perfect bitterness throughout, pine in the finish with a long hoppy aftertaste. Medium carbonation, incredibly slick and oily, full body and nice feel. Nice IPA here, incredibly flavourful, even though this is a hop bomb it doesn't feel that way and actually has a decent balance for something so hop driven, really good stuff.
02-11-2012 18:53:04 | More by peensteen
4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
Appearance: Pours a dark gold with just a little carbonating head. Light lacing forms through the tasting.
Smell: Assertive hop aroma consisting of pine resin, grassy aroma. A little bread also noted but is pleasantly overpowered by the hops.
Taste: Immediate big hop presence with moderate bitterness. Again, piney and grassy with just a touch of biscuity malt presence. This hop punch exerts a slow but lingering burn throughout the tasting. Finish is dry.
Mouthfeel: Medium to just above average body- bigger body for an IPA (thus the term extra-IPA?). Not quite a DIPA, but close!
Overall- Just a big hoppy treat! Affordable and a must-have for the hop-head.
02-11-2012 02:09:17 | More by coalcracker
United Kingdom (England)
4.38/5 rDev +5.3%
Purchased at the Waitrose supermarket in town, it comes in a 350ml short brown bottle, BB 09/09/2012, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass.
A: dark orangey amber in colour, coming with mild carbonation, a thick and tight dark beige frothy head, and very good clarity.
S: clean citric hop aroma intertwined with perfumy, sour-sweet esters and lightly sweet pale malts; a good swirl brings out nectar-like intense sweet liquid, lychee shell-ish flowery aroma of hops, some pine-ish notes of hops (again), toasted tea, a touch of sultanas or overripe white grapes, and many good elements harder to relate to anything specific. Very enticing and yet well balanced.
T: a refreshing swallow of lubricating bitter-sweet malts and piney-resinous hops shows a beautiful integration of malt’s dark fruity edge and hop’s juicy citric & pine-ish flavour; growingly bitter, chewy and even dry (like the dry-ish touch of roasted tea) in the aftertaste with an edge of phenol, with an intensifying flow of herbal hop tannins creeps up to render a satisfyingly long and complex finish.
M&D: moderately carbonated but very refreshing on the palate, this is a full-bodied ale that tastes ever so light and even thirst-quenching due to a marvellous balance. This is now my favourite from the whole range of Sierra Nevada ales that I have tried, and this is a permanent brew! So lucky I am to be able to get a bottle every now and then in my neighbourhood.
02-10-2012 21:40:08 | More by wl0307
4.46/5 rDev +7.2%
12 oz into the tulip.
A-Deep orange, marmalade. White lacing, coating the glass.
S-Cool (minty?) fresh hops.
T-Deceivingly sweet hops come gushing through, and then a wave of bitterness overwhelms. A bit unsettling at first, but by the end of the bottle there was a very surprising balance between the sweet freshness and the hop bitterness.
M-Smooth, medium bodied, not overly carbonated.
O-Very good, and if as the Bros. say, this is the benchmark for IPA's then I could drink quite a few more of a style I don't frequent.
02-10-2012 10:46:38 | More by DocDownUnder
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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