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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPASierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

9,245 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,245
Reviews: 2,639
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 192
Gots: 1,335 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
From the brewery ... Sierra Nevada Torpedo Ale is a big American IPA; bold, assertive and full of flavor and aromas highlighting the complex citrus, pine and herbal character of whole-cone American hops.

(Beer added by: GClarkage on 05-12-2006)
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Ratings: 9,245 | Reviews: 2,639 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of JJfreeou21
4.9/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Mastery in its finest. Unbelievable hop explosion without any bitter residue. The perfect IPA. Pine and citrus bomb directly in your face.

Photo of nwilliams317
4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MikeC144
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fetusonfire
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rideguy64
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Henry_Stahl
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a very good IPA, however nothing really stands out about it. If i were to recommend somebody to try their first IPA I would definitely recommend this one.

Photo of EroticPanda
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SmashPants
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Format: reasonable 355mL brown bottle with an original and decent label.

Appearance: pours a bright orange-brown in colour with with very sparse visible carbonation. An off-white head froths up to a finger before settling to a thick half-finger. Thin lacing.

Aroma: a fairly moderate aroma of grapefruit and particularly pine hops. Some biscuit malts behind also.

Taste: stronger on the palate than on the nose. A great mix of grapefruit, pine and those biscuit malts. As expected there is some bitterness, but predominantly the hop flavours which is fantastic.

Aftertaste: some sweetness from the citrus hops and a nicely metered out hop bitterness. This really is a damn good IPA.

Mouth feel: medium in body with a moderate carbonation. Still reasonable, but it feels a touch flaccid. I wouldn't mind a touch more carbonation.

Overall: quite a nice AIPA as expected fro Sierra Nevada. Not sure it's worth AU$92 a case, but I'll take a 6-pack every now and then. Very flavour-forward, rather than some AIPAs that just taste of bitterness.

Photo of muchos
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schoon
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Maceo357
4.89/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Hoppy, bitter, high ABV, east to come by and affordable.

Photo of oldglory78
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a fantastic beer. One of the first American IPAs I tried and it never fails to deliver. Always have a couple (can or bottle both are excellent) in the fridge. Great taste, not too bitter, nice pine/citrus zesty smell and perfect balance. Not too heavy or light. Perfect with spicy food. All in all an excellent beer that I recommend if you like IPAs.

Photo of drbenderdo
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of strandm
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Harvest06
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of torwart94
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Allurex
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz picked up at the 16th St Albertsons last night... don't remember the price.. poured into my shaped SA glass.

Hefty creamy looking 2 finger head.. the brew is a polished lite honey..

the nose is a slam of citrus zest.. smells very fresh.. really very hoppy.. sorta blurring the line with a DIPA..

Not as bitter as expected... more of a teeth scraping hoppy flavor.. tons of zesty hops.. only enough pale malts to help keep it from being hop juice.. finish is fairly dry and very focused on hops.. the body is perfect so is carbonation..

Surprised I haven't ticked this one yet.

4/4.25/4.25/4.25/4.25

Photo of Chris7482
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CO_GD
3.86/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of the_kenosha_kid
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of joster_951
4.66/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RedDevil36
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A great hoppy finish for someone who loves the hops.

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.69/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,245 ratings.