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692. Sierra Nevada / Firestone Walker Torpedo Pilsner

Sierra Nevada Firestone Walker Torpedo PilsnerMy third beer from the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp twelve pack and its another sold beer but still nothing spectacular. This one is brewed with Firestone Walker another California brewery. From what I have heard their Pivo Pils is one of the best available but the Torpedo Pilsner doesn’t compare. 

It looks like a pilsner should with a nice gold color and a thin white head. Aroma is slightly spicy and earthy with a bit of yeast. Overall a nice start and the taste continues with a solid floral, lemon hop profile and a nice clean finish. I’m not sure what this one is missing but I would prefer Pepperell Pils to this one which is probably a good thing since I can get Banded Horn’s beer easily and this one may never be produced again. 

Three beers in and I have enjoyed each one but there has not been one that I would want to drink again.
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Alcohol Content: 5.2% ABV

Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 45
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Brewers Website: Sierra Nevada Beer Camp
Brewers Description: Torpedo Pilsner ditches the traditional German “noble” hops and heads south of the equator for
inspiration. With a traditional golden malt body, this “kiwi” pils features intense fruity and floral New Zealand-grown Motueka and Southern Cross hops, making this an alternate and delicious take on the classic pilsner.

364. Firestone Walker Brewing Double Jack

Firestone Walker is a brewery that I had heard good things about but never seen in Maine. I happened to be at The Drinkery in Londonderry, NH a couple weeks ago and saw some bottles on the shelf. I cannot figure why some beer makes it to certain States of shops and not others but fortunately I make it to enough of them to find these little surprises. After asking the very helpful owner of the store what I should purchase I came home with a bottle of Double Jack. Being an Imperial IPA this is probably what I would have chosen anyway but with her recommendation that made it even easier.

The beer looks and smells like your typical Imperial/Double IPA. Nice orange color with 2 finger off white head. Plenty of citrus and a bit of pine in the aroma with just a hint of alcohol. Taste is solid with a lot of hops and just a little sweetness from the malts. Plenty of citrus, grapefruit, pine and some lingering bitterness. Double Jack leaves a nice coating in the finish and is a good big IPA. Would love to try this one on tap somewhere. 
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Alcohol Content: 9.5% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 100
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Brewers Website: Firestone Walker
Brewers Description: Double Jack IPA is our first ever Imperial IPA. It features a big malty middle to cloak the high alcohol and mouth puckering hop bitterness. Huge tangerine, grapefruit and juicy fruit aroma blossom over the herbal blue basil and malt earthiness of this aggressive beer. Best enjoyed in moderation.