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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

7,933 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 7,933
Reviews: 2,535
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 134
Gots: 617 | FT: 1
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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Reviews by Andrew041180:
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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured into what I believe is a pilsner flute. The beer is mostly a dark copper with some orange highlights. An inch or so of bubbly head recedes slowly and leaves nice lacing on the glass.

S - I detected mostly tropical hoppy notes in this one, pineapple and mango mostly. There was some pine in the background and a hint of sweet malt.

T - Nice combination of the smells, but in reverse. The pine was much more pronounced, particularly on the finish. This one was nearly three months old, not sure if some of the other flavors have faded by this point. Torpedo is rounded out with a strong bitterness, but not one that over-exerts itself.

M - Medium bodied with a fairly clean finish considering how much pine I detected. Very drinkable.

O - Torpedo was one of the beers to convince me that the search for better beer was a worthy pursuit. Since my first Torpedo over a year ago I have found better, but few that combine the price, flavor, and drinkability as this one. It has, and will continue to be, a staple in my refrigerator.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 17:23:05 | More by Andrew041180
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,933 ratings.