jsaliga wrote:Choice is a wonderful thing.
I'm not much of a beer drinker but with a name like this I just had to try it. Quite good actually. Very strong malt, loads of hops. Slightly sweet at first then goes bitter, with a bitter and tangy finish.
jsaliga wrote:A few nights ago I tried a 24oz bottle of Sierra Nevada Torpedo. It's an American IPA.
I tried it based on the great reviews I read on this brew at Beer Advocate. I really do like hoppy IPAs and was looking forward to sampling this one.
It turned out to be pretty vile stuff. Bitter does not even begin to describe this ale. Very one dimensional. It's just a blast of ultra bitterness and nothing more. There is no barley in the flavor to balance things out. Very astringent on the palate. Not my thing and am really puzzled by all of the glowing reviews on BA. I could not even finish the bottle. Half of it went down the sink.
Ironically, this is not the most bitter IPA I have tried in terms of IBUs. Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA is an Imperial IPA with 90 IBUs and is an absolutely glorious brew (Sierra Nevada Torpedo has 65 IBUs).
Perhaps I had a bad bottle but I am not inclined to give it another chance.
jsaliga wrote:Nice selection of beers, Marc. I have become a big fan of Stone Brewing. I tried the Vertical Epic 11 11 ale a few nights ago and really enjoyed it. The Stone Imperial Russian Stout should be hitting the streets soon and I will probably buy a case: a few to drink now and several to cellar.
Another excellent American Double IPA for you to try if you can get it is Southern Tier Unearthly.
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