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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Sierra Nevada Tropical Torpedo IPA

87 BA score on Beer Advocate. 95 overall and 94 style scores on RateBeer. 3.73 out of 5 on Untappd.

TROPICAL TORPEDO®

A tropical take on the American IPA

Inspired by the island life, we created an IPA completely disconnected from the mainland. We used our one-of-a-kind Hop Torpedo to deliver an intense rush of hop flavor and the lush aromas of mango, papaya, and passionfruit with every sip. Enjoy our tropical twist on the American IPA.

OVERVIEW
ALCOHOL CONTENT  6.7% by volume
BEGINNING GRAVITY  16.0° plato
ENDING GRAVITY  3° plato
BITTERNESS UNITS  55

INGREDIENTS
YEAST  Ale yeast
BITTERING HOPS  Amarillo
FINISHING HOPS  Mosaic, Citra, El Dorado, Comet
MALTS  Two-row Pale, Munich, Honey

FOOD PAIRING
CUISINE  Spicy Szechwan Beef, Jerk Chicken, Thai Green tofu Curry
CHEESE  Aged Monterey Jack Cheese, Asiago
DESSERT  Key Lime Pie, Kiwi Trifle


Recently bought a 6 pack of Sierra Nevada Tropical Torpedo for $9.99. Got it at Savor Pint.


Saw this one and debated whether to get it or not. Thought I had tried it before and had to check Untappd. Since I've never had this one, figured it should the 1,100th distinct beer to checkin to.




Do like the colors on the packaging. The colors help this one to stand out. Thought it was one of Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp beers at first.

Recently bought the book Lords Of The Sky by Dan Hampton. There are some related thing to the book in Ohio.




The Red Baron exhibit at the Air Force Museum in Dayton.

I do even have this book.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manfred_von_Richthofen







Also at the Air Force Museum is a replica of a Sopwith Camel. Everyone should know this plane.

It's what Snoopy would imagine his doghouse to be while fighting the Red Baron.













Also at the museum is some Eddie Rickenbacker stuff.




Captain Eddie is buried at Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Rickenbacker





Amongst the other stuff at the Air Force museum is a couple things on Don Gentile.

Don Gentile happens to be buried at St. Joseph Catholic cemetery.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominic_Salvatore_Gentile

All that stuff is currently blowing the minds of PBR drinkers.

Even this magic trick blows the mind of PBR swillers.


Even these magic tricks escape PBR drinkers.

I mean that stuff would. They like pineapple on pizza and ketchup on mac and cheese.

PBR drinkers biggest wish.


Sierra Nevada tends to be one of those companies that I tend to ignore. Do see a lot of there year round beers almost everywhere. I don't tend to stick to any one beer or company. I'll revisit beers, but I won't constantly buy the same thing in a row.



As I stated before, I do like the colors on the packaging. There are some good beers out there with boring packaging. Columbus Brewing IPA comes to mind. At least Sierra Nevada tries to attract people with their packaging.



Tropical is what kinda made me think about getting this beer. I tend to like flavors like grapefruit and orange/tangerine in IPA beers. Flavors like pineapple is something I'm exactly fond of in beer. Do like pineapple on it's own, but in beer is something different.

Poured into a generic IPA glass. Really great head.

Giggity, giggity, giggity.

Some of the best lacing I've seen in a while as well. All I can smell is malt.

Don't get much tropical flavors in this one at all. Some grapefruit is in there. To me, grass seems to be the more forward flavor. Some bitterness at the end. I was expecting more citrus out of this beer. Especially since it is named Tropical Torpedo. It was a bit of a let down. Still a decent beer though. Rated it 3.5 out of 5 on Untappd. Wanted more citrus.