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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

9,016 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,016
Reviews: 2,619
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 183
Gots: 1,182 | 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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Photo of flipper2gv
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%

Bottle bought while in Vermont, don't know about how fresh it is..

A: Pours quite darker than expected from an IPA. It is amber, almost translucent, light tan color head, very creamy head too. There is a good amount of retention and lacing.

S: This is a very balanced, typically called east coast style IPA. There is a good amount of ripe pineapple juice in this, as well as mango. But, there is also a good, solid, amount of biscuit and caramel malts. Seems quite sweet.

T: The taste confirmed what I smelled. But, this is quite a bit more bitter than expected with a strong orange peel and pine (typical west coast though) like attack right at the front. Then, the pineapple and mango are still there, a bit subdued than in the smell. You still get a good amount of caramel and cookie dough.

M: On the heavier side of medium feel, not too sticky. Carbonation is lively.

O: This is very drinkable and solid. I admit that I suppose the bottle is around 3-4 months old after the tasting, so I admit I may not have the full, correct experience that this beer can offer (I adjust my score accordingly). Still, this is a solid brew.

flipper2gv, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of LFlo
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

tastes like marijuana, love it!

LFlo, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of HoppyADK
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

This is my GO TO beer. When I can't find something new and I want Hoppy - TORPEDO. A great beer

HoppyADK, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of ArchimedesSox
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Pours a clear, light copper color with a really nice, white, thick head that lingers on and on leaving great lacing down a 16oz pub glass.

Nose is a little weak for me but I do get a little pineyness from some hops. Maybe some earthiness as well just the nose was really weak and hard to make out.

Taste really makes up for the smell. Really bold, hops flavor with pine, and earthy hops taking center stage. I get a little bit of the malts that attempt to balance it out but the hops are just too much for them to counter weigh.

Mouthfeel has a decent fullness to it. Not too much though, it is just about where you want it to be for such a powerful beer.

Overall, this is a good beer just a little too much for my taste. I tend to prefer an IPA that is well balanced or a little to the malty side of balanced. This one is the other side of the spectrum from that. I would buy it again but only if I had the hankering for a screaming dose of hop bitterness.

ArchimedesSox, Aug 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

gordonj, 47 minutes ago
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

goforbrian, 50 minutes ago
Photo of RHouck
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

One of my favorites. Orange to copper hue, a little underwhelming aroma, nice hop taste with a drying sensation that leaves you wanting more.

RHouck, Yesterday at 11:05 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

sdm, Yesterday at 10:59 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

jre_1986, Yesterday at 02:27 PM
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

helios7, Yesterday at 06:14 AM
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4.68/5  rDev +12.5%

MarkViss, Yesterday at 03:53 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

maniaczak, Yesterday at 02:57 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

rsquared59, Yesterday at 02:41 AM
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

a77cj7, Sunday at 07:30 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

dm123, Sunday at 07:27 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

MotorCityKitty, Sunday at 06:27 AM
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3.52/5  rDev -15.4%

Jerridf6657, Sunday at 03:23 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Bellsisbest, Sunday at 03:05 AM
Photo of chainsofsilver
5/5  rDev +20.2%

A Double IPA that is very strong and bold. I brought a twelve-pack to a party and it was gone in no time. Easy to drink, and so many great memories.

chainsofsilver, Sunday at 02:56 AM
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4.76/5  rDev +14.4%

Norwego, Saturday at 11:55 PM
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4.16/5  rDev 0%

blasass, Saturday at 11:52 PM
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3.76/5  rDev -9.6%

Algar11, Saturday at 11:01 PM
Photo of polygons
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

One of my favorites. This is a hop bomb, and I love it.

polygons, Saturday at 10:48 PM
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,016 ratings.