Sierra Nevada - Torpedo Extra IPA
Purchased From: Harvest Fine Wines & Spirits
Serving Type: 12 oz. bottle, poured into a pint glass
Torpedo is a glowing murky reddish-orange beer with a slightly yellow creamy head. Large carbonation bubbles make up the foam and give it solid retention. Unfortunately, this beer can only muster mild lacing. The nose is packed with citrusy and piney hops. There’s a sweetness to the nose as well, but the powerful bitterness is center stage.
The mild malt sweetness that makes the base of this beer is utterly crushed by the prominent hops. Magnum and Crystal hops offer most of the hop flavor and aroma here. Solid carbonation produces a light and airy mouthfeel that keeps this beer very refreshing. The finish is crisp and carries a lingering dryness with a sweet, yet balanced, aftertaste.
Final Verdict: A-