Barrel Aged Torpedo | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Torpedo IPA aged in rye whiskey barrels.

Added by CheapBeerBuzz on 12-14-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 36
Photo of scottfrie
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml poured into tulip.

A: Pours a clear amber with a thick couple inches of very dense light tan creamy head. The head slowly faded into a lasting thick fuzzy film that left spotty lace down the glass.
S: Citrus is juicy and noticeable, torpedo C-hops are full of citrus peel and grass, bourbon barrel is faint but noticeable. Not hot at all. Hints of peach, stone fruits, and vanilla as well.
T: Follows the nose. Finish is full of vanilla and mild caramel. Bourbon barrel adds nice dimension and is not hot. Lingering citrus pith in the finish is bitter. Peach and stone fruits in the finish. Bourbon is mildly spicy and full of caramel and vanilla. Citrus lingers in the aftertaste.
M: Medium full body, slick and oily hop resin mouthfeel, bitter and tingly bubbly carbonation.
O: Really enjoyable. An improvement on the original in my opinion.

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Photo of Gotti311
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is always an interesting style and one that is surely hard to pull off. From the few BA beers I have had from Sierra Nevada, they tend to go a bit too light on the barrel for me. The hop notes are amazing and the way the hops shine in the nose with a bit of barrel is quite interesting. More barrel comes through as it warms. In my opinion, if you do this style, it makes more sense to let the barrel shine and let the hops play second fiddle

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Barrel Aged Torpedo from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.13 out of 5 based on 36 ratings.
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