Sierra Nevada 'Torpedo' Extra IPA

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA 1
Sierra Nevada 'Torpedo' Extra IPA. 7.2% abv. 65 IBU. Amber color. Two fingers of bubbly tan head. Excellent retention and lace. Nose of ample herbal-floral hops, pine, faint citrus rind on the back. Front taste of bright bitter herbal hops, grassy grain, bittersweet malt. Aftertaste of bitter hop resin, citrus rind, herbal sustain. Medium body. Mouthfeel is warm, bubbly, thick on the end.

This is an excellent beer. The hop profile is bright and fresh with a bitter-over-sweet taste running underneath. There's a nice botanical flavor from the first sip that feels like a fresh bouquet of hop cones. Very good, particularly if you are a lover of hoppy IPA's. A modern classic. Highly recommended.

From the brewery:

"Whole hops, the whole time.  Sierra Nevada and hops go hand in hand. What began as a crazy idea scribbled in a pub eventually became our newest year-round hop bomb, Torpedo Extra IPA. The first beer to feature our 'Hop Torpedo'—a revolutionary dry-hopping device that controls how much hop aroma is imparted into beer without adding additional bitterness. Torpedo Extra IPA is an aggressive yet balanced beer with massive hop aromas of citrus, pine, and tropical fruit."

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