Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Another Sierra Nevada Release

Today I stopped in the Kelly's at Mountain Run Shopping Center and was pleased to find Sierra Nevada's newest release- Torpedo "Extra IPA". Torpedo was around in a different recipe, draft only, for years, but this is Sierra's first bottling of the beer. It is 7.2%, which years back may have made it "extra" (double IPA territory), but is more in line with a typical IPA in the alcohol content. As far as the taste, well, the beer is still getting cold in the fridge at this time, but I remember liking it when I tried it at Trappeze Pub in Athens, GA, even after having such big beers as Weyerbacher Double Simcoe and Lagunitas Hop Stoopid. The price on this is great too: only $7.49! Hope you all like it.

2 comments:

Dan said...

I had a six pack of Torpedo over the weekend about 2 weeks ago and I wasn't impressed. It's OK, but there are so many more memorable IPAs available these days. Aside from Bigfoot and the Pale Ale, I've never found Sierra Nevada's beers to really stand out. Even the Pale Ale, which I still consider the baseline for American style Pale Ales, is now being overshadowed by other breweries, particularly Mad River.

ABQbeergeek said...

Yeah, I know what you are saying. Celebration, SNPA, Torpedo: All taste like they are cut from the same cloth, and are WAY over-revered.
But there was something I liked in the drinkability of the Torpedo. There wasn't a WHOA! factor, but this IS Sierra Nevada, and the best you can expect is Oh!