Those who know me well know how much I adore Sierra Nevada’s Torpedo.
At one point, according to UnTappd, I appear to have drunk the vast majority of Torpedo in the UK.
I’ve not had a Torpedo now for well over a year.
It just doesn’t seem to turn up in the places I go to these days, and that makes me sad as it is one of the world’s great beers.
Today I discovered Sierra Nevada’s Fantastic Haze.
It’s an Imperial IPA, and it’s not Torpedo, it’s a very different type of IPA.
But it is still a modern classic.
Fantastic Haze has a sticky brioche and honey malt backbone, and over this there’s the most amazing pineapple and mango fruity hop hit.
There’s fuzzy apricot and pink shrimp sweeties as well, while the booze brings warmth to the big French kiss of the finish.
Not only has this reminded me about the quality of Sierra Nevada’s beer, it has made me yearn to drink a Torpedo again and rekindle my love.