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Old 02-11-2009, 04:12 AM   #1
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Default torpedo extra IPA (sierra nevada)

is da bomb.


there is nothing better.
i am sold. i need a clone recipe, or i will be forced to find it myself.


this is THE BEST commerical beer evar!

if anyone can help, please do so.
I must brew this.

i am in drunken bliss right now. and tomorrow is a school day. doh!!!!!!!!!!!!!


took me a long time to go back, and fix this post to make it readable... the flavor is top notch. 5 beers down, and im wasted for a work night...damnit!!!!!!!!


but, i must brew dis stuff.

help a brotha out!

if you have not had, go get a sixer!

stone IPA is kaka in comparison, this the brew of the gods.


i might have to email sierra nevada, not that i will get anywhere....but i must brew something this good.


that is all. time for bed.... but, i have one left!!!!!!!!!


i must not leave it all alone in the dark, horrible fridge. i must drink it first. i must.
it is my duty!

well. it is gonne be a rough day at work tomorrow isnt it?

crap. 5:30 a.m. will be here before i know it.

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Old 02-11-2009, 04:18 AM   #2
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Was a little grassy.

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Old 02-11-2009, 04:23 AM   #3
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BLASPHEMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK, I GUESS EVERYONE IS ENTITLED TO THEIR OPINION.


woops, thought i turned caps off....

ohh well.
i goin to open the last bottle.

grassy?

nah, i have grassy in a simcoe smash i hope gets better.

torpedo? nah, not grassy TOO ME.

of course, everyone has a different pallet.

just in case, i am actually on my way to pour the last bottle to "test" this "grassy" claim. for no other reason mind you!!!!!!

not because I want it, no.... just for science damnit!
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This thread is awesome, and has convinced me to find some of this.

As for brewing it, a quick google found this page - Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA

alcohol content 7.2% by volume
yeast Ale Yeast
beginning gravity 17.8 Plato
bittering hops Magnum
ending gravity 4.6 Plato
finishing hops Magnum & Crystal
bitterness units 70
dry hopping Magnum, Crystal & Citra
malts Two-row Pale, Carapils & Crystal

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Old 02-11-2009, 06:18 AM   #5
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I liked it at the tap room but not in the bottle. Go figure.

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I thought it was pretty good but only had a sixer between a friend and myself. I'll have to get another to really taste it and see exactly how I feel about out. my initial impressions were great though. my brew buddy didn't really care for it. not an IPA fan that one. he mostly likes the wheats and maltier brews.

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I bought this instead of the ESB that I was going to try. Loved it. Been trying all the SN beers lately. This is the best so far under the Pale Ale for me. Still have a few to sample though.

BTW, my first attempt is in the Primary right now (IPA) using all my SN bottles when done.

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I liked the Torpedo way better than the ESB.

In fact, I think for the price, Torpedo might be the one.
It's about $2 cheaper per six than anything else I would
choose and better than others in it's price range.

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I thought Torpedo was fantastic!

I haven't seen citra hops for sale anywhere, actually. I'm not quite sure where those would come from.

If somebody dreams up a good clone, you bet I'll be making it, though!

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I liked the Torpedo way better than the ESB.

In fact, I think for the price, Torpedo might be the one.
It's about $2 cheaper per six than anything else I would
choose and better than others in it's price range.
I agree that for the price it is a good choice. However, I wish they would offer it in 12 packs with the same price as the Pale Ale (as they do with the 6 pack).
I would really be sold then.

Any one see this in 12 packs?
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