Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Aiptasia:
4.3/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA is an excellent, well crafted beer. I wasn't expecting a whole lot from this beer at first glance. I'd purchased one for a tasting prior to Superbowl 45 (Go Packers) to go with our usual home party fare of chicken wings, bean dip, and good beer.
Let me tell you, at first taste, you know you are drinking something really good. It's a bold IPA, as the label suggests. It's right up front and assertive with great florals piney bite and a hopsy finish. You will taste this one from the first sip to the last drop, but it isn't quite as overpowering as others have suggested. After having sampled a few Belgian style White beers prior to this one, it was nice to taste an unabashedly forward beer on the pallete.
A: Golden amber in color. Has a decent, lingring head that doesn't retreat.
S: In your face with hops pine and floral scents.
T: Delicious, nice bite up front and a slight linger from the pine notes. Otherwise dry and meaty.
M: Not overly gassy, good amount of carbonation. Bitter finish fades slowly.
D: Definitely drinkable. You'd want to pair it with bold foods that can handle the hops. Works well with chicken wings, beef brats and all manner of meaty comfort food.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2011 22:13:04 | More by Aiptasia
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3.81/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 16 ounce can purchased at the local quick mart.
A: A very nice orange amber with good head and excellent retention.
S: Hoppy, citrus notes. Clean and somewhat floral.
T: Nice hop notes, not too awfully heavy on the citrus. Decent complexity.
M: Just about what I have come to expect from an IPA. Decent bite.
O: This is a solid ale and at 2$ a pint it's also a solid bargain.
Serving type: can
04-22-2014 22:12:45 | More by PvtSnowball
3.91/5 rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
a. Golden cooler with 1 finger of foam that lasts at shortly under a finder for the entire beer. The lacing is thick spectacular.
s. Smell is sweet bread, yeast, hops, a bit of citrus.
t. Smooth, rich, not as hoppy as I hoped considering it was an extra IPA. Although the smell had sweet proponents, the beer taste did not reflect this. Very good, but more ale than IPA to me.
m. Carbonation was near perfect.
o. This beer is outstanding at face value, so I gave it a 4.0. That being said the beer did not seem like a true IPA, which was reflected in the Taste score.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2014 18:40:13 | More by gonzo000
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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