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Torpedo Extra IPA

Posted by jwpiper on February 1, 2009

It’s always exciting when a new beer is introduced. I’d like to see another year-round available DIPA. Sierra Nevada is describing Torpedo an Extra IPA – somewhere between an IPA and a DIPA. This was split into two snifters at about 50 degrees and allowed to warm a bit before getting to far into it.
Appearance
4.5
Pours a nice caramel amber, with a 1cm white head atop a half bottle pour. Reduces quickly to a thin bubbly layer.
Smell
3.5
The smell is a touch medicinal, with sweet malt. Smells strongly of pine.
Taste
3.5
It’s quite bitter – maybe moreso than the Dogfish Head 60 minute. Plenty of pine on the palate as well.
Mouthfeel
4
Nice, smooth, and clean. Well carbonated.
Drinkability
4
Decently drinkable. Maybe a bit too bitter. Low enough ABV to not slow you down too much.
Overall
3.8
Not a bad beer. I’ll see how the full 6-pack sits with me. I’d go for Bell’s Two Hearted any day of the week for a year-round IPA.
Price
$9/6pk ($1.50/12oz). Again, there are better beers in this category for a similar price. Not bad, though. I’d probably buy a single here and there.
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