This past Saturday I had a hankering for hops and this certainly did the job.
It poured a deep burnt orange (really quite stunning by the way – I do love a juicy, deep orange) with a hint of fog and a tall, fluffy cream-colored head that stuck around for a long time and left a fair amount of lacing on my pint glass. Upon first smell, I was hit with citrus and pine, with a heavy dose of floral hops.
Up front, I tasted the hops immediately. As it settled on my tongue, there was a bit of malty sweetness, which balanced it out rather well. It slid down my throat with the delicious bitterness I was craving at the back of my tongue. Despite having a good amount of carbonation, it had a smooth, medium body. Even at 7.2% ABV, I could see myself enjoying this as a session beer, next time the hops craving hits again… most likely with a nice, stinky bleu cheese to munch on.
Next time you’re feeling hops, check out Sierra Nevada Torpedo. I think you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.
[techtags:SIERRA NEVADA, TORPEDO, AMERICAN IPA, BEER REVIEWS]