Goober McTuber wrote:LLUrbanUnderachiever wrote:Goober McTuber wrote:I did some taste-testing over the weekend, as I currently have sixers of Torpedo, Ballistic and Hopslam (actually, 3 or 4 sixers of the Hopslam). Torpedo is the worst of the lot, kind of a nasty aftertaste. I do drink and enjoy SN’s regular Pale Ale, as well as their holiday Celebration Ale, but the Torpedo just doesn’t measure up.
The Ballistic is the best thing I’ve tasted so far from AA, and I regularly drink their Hopalicious. Very nice beer.
Hopslam is the best beer ever. The honey seems to nicely moderate the massive hops that went into it, and every time I get two beers into a six-pack I decide I better go buy another because it might soon be unavailable.
HopSlam is a great beer, no doubt, but it is also nearly twice the price of the other two and much stronger ABV-wise. Torpedo is a great session IPA.
When it comes to good beer, money is no object. The Ballistic might be a slightly better buy at $9.99 vs $15.49, but I wouldn’t buy another sixer of Torpedo at $1.50. Nasty, nasty beer. Particularly coming from that label.
I'm often of the "drink less, drink better" school as well, but I appreciate a good bang for my buck as well. Agree to disagree on Torpedo. I don't know if you got a bad sixer or what, but I can't think of anything about that beer I'd describe as 'nasty'.