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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

7,950 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 7,950
Reviews: 2,535
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 134
Gots: 625 | 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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Badger6

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4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First time from the can, into a snifter.

A: Clear orange, golden brown body, slightly off-white head that retains a nice surface cap and huge ring, with tons of lacing. Some visible carbonation...but you gotta look for it.

S: Subdued aroma, spicy hop note comes through on a deep sniff. Surprisingly subdued for a DIPA.

T: Lots of piney hops, with hints of citrus. Toastiness. Some malty sweetness in the aftertaste.

M: Moderate body, slightly prickly carbonation. Veryt slightly drying from the bitterness of the hops.

O: A fine and easily drinkable DIPA. Subdued aroma, yet very true with the expected hoppy notes, and the flavor is all DIPA. Of note, it is not boozy (though some claim it is), I think the huge portions of hops lead some to interpret the booziness. Get some spicy food, and drink a few of these down...the food will taste great and the beer and will still come through onto the palate for a pleasant accompaniment.

Serving type: can

01-31-2014 01:58:16 | More by Badger6
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,950 ratings.