Torpedo Extra IPA

  • 7.2% ABV, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co, Chico, CA

    Bright, clear copper appearance. Cream-coloured head fell to a thin layer & collar, leaving some lace. American hop aroma, with citrus & some pine; not overwhelming, but a more moderate intensity. Flavour is much bigger – sharply citric up front, finely effervescent carbonation, with resiny pine showing up in the middle and expanding across the palate. There’s also a slightly earthy note. Underneath is a dryish, caramel & toasted malt base. Solid bitterness eases in and clings to the tastebuds. Lengthy finish remains focused on the hops, with a pleasant lingering aftertaste. Really good!

    Very nice, hoppy American-style IPA! Try with Indian dishes or hot wings with bleu cheese dressing.

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2 comments
  • ibbjamin
    ibbjamin Great review. I just picked up a six pack of this 3 days ago and there is only one left. I always try and review on the last beer of the pack which may be tonight. I didn't know until now this is 7.2%; I can't believe how easy it is to drink.
    April 30, 2009
  • Mark
    Mark It is a nice beer and sure does have a good amount of hops like you said.
    April 30, 2009