Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.28/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: First off there is so much action going on in my SA perfect pint glass. Lots of small bubbled carbonation coming up from all sides. 2+ fingers of off white head that's extremely rocky on top. Nice lacing. The color is a nice burnt caramel with exceptional clarity. This beer looks amazing!
S: Whoa... lots of really dank hops. Some citrus notes but really I'm getting that full cone dankness. Nice caramel malts are providing a good counterpoint to the aroma.
T: Lots of bitterness hits me up front. There's a great citrus quality to it. When I really chew on it I get tons of that bitterness. However when I sip on it I get a really nice bready/caramel maltiness. There actually is a really good balance in this beer. What I'm left with on the finish is a really great spiciness from the hops.
M: Medium - light body. Great carbonation carries this beer. The hop oils are very easy to identify too.
O: Worth the praise it gets as being an excellent single IPA. I'd place it somewhere in between a 4.0 and a 4.5 overall. Love the spicy and citric qualities in this beer. I'm sure this will be a regular.
Serving type: bottle
12-06-2011 06:04:43 | More by tony223366
4.05/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours nice and amber. Crystal clear and a lacing white head.
Smells floral and hoppy. Absolutely wonderful. Slight malt backbone shines through but mostly smells like you're standing in a hop drying facility.
Tastes just as good as it smells. Refreshing, hoppy, floral... mmm.
Mouthfeel is bubbly, not heavy for it's 7.2%.
Overall this one climbs into the ranks as one of my favorite IPAs. Well balanced. I see why people on the west coast love it so much.
Serving type: bottle
12-05-2011 03:32:22 | More by corylew
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,933 ratings.