This is a beer you can find in most liquor stores (I found this in a grocery store in the Northeast Kingdom of VT) and you may just brush it off and look for something more exotic. That, in my humble opinion, is a mistake.
Sierra Nevad's Torpedo is a classic IPA. It smells of pine and grapefruit and packs a whallop on first sip. Theres's enough malt to stand up to the hops, leaves you looking for that next sip. It has none of the metallic aftertaste that beleaguers lesser IPAs and comes across as a drinkable, well-rounded IPA. Very balanced. I like this one.
Give it a try the next time you have a brain freeze in front of the beer chest and can't make up your mind.
Vital Stats: Served at 45F from a 12oz bottle into a glass that you can clearly see in the picture. ABV clocks in at 7.2%.
Taste: A- (I need to try this next to Racer 5)
Drinkability: B+ (the only knock on this one is the ABV, which will knock you down if you have too many)