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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Torpedo Extra IPA

Torpedo Extra IPA is an American India Pale Ale (IPA) from the Sierra Nevada Brewery in Chico, California.

I bought this at Raley's Market on Freeport in Sacramento for a $7.99 six-pack. The ABV is 7.2%.

The color is a reddish amber. The head pours a fluffy, thick white and soon dissipates to nice lacings. It has a nice body, with moderately high carbonation. The aroma is sweet upfront pine & subtle citrus hops with a caramel background. The taste starts with the sweet subtle citrus hops and ends on the more bitter piny hops. Nothing complex, but overall a very good taste.

I really enjoy Torpedo, is accessible in price and flavor. The flavor is well put together, but not so complex as to make it a one-off beer. I took these kayaking and it was a great addition to the trip.

This is a very good example of a West Coast/California IPA - strong piny hops that don't overpower.

Torpedo is a Must Have It.

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