1. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPASierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

7,231 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 7231
Reviews: 2494
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 7,231 | Reviews: 2,494 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Beer_Runner:
Photo of Beer_Runner
Beer_Runner


3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

No "enjoy by" date."
Poured slowly into a standard pint glass.

A: A cream-colored head of about half a finger on top of a light copper colored, clear brew. The head is thin but long-lasting.

A: The aroma is pine and citrus with some earthy herbs and just a bit of caramel.

M: Medium body and plenty of carbonation.

T: Begins with a mild caramel sweetnes that is quickly surpassed by an earthy herb-type bitter hops with some pine and a bit of citrus. There is just enough sweet malt to balance the hops burst. It leaves an aftertaste the is earthy and just a little spicy.

O: It is interesting how this beer moves through stages from slightly sweet, quickly to a strong earthy herb, then some pine and citrus take over, and it ends with a little bit of spice. All very entertaining for the palate.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 00:33:59 | More by Beer_Runner
More User Reviews:
Photo of Russf3181
Russf3181

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-18-2014 01:09:14 | More by Russf3181
Photo of Kramerwtmf
Kramerwtmf

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-18-2014 01:07:33 | More by Kramerwtmf
Photo of jl2414
jl2414

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-18-2014 00:29:34 | More by jl2414
Photo of nibbish
nibbish

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-17-2014 23:53:21 | More by nibbish
Photo of rphbrew
rphbrew

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-17-2014 23:31:18 | More by rphbrew
Photo of pagesofphotographs
pagesofphotographs

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-17-2014 21:37:20 | More by pagesofphotographs
Photo of Mattsk1
Mattsk1

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-17-2014 20:56:22 | More by Mattsk1
Photo of AMCimpi
AMCimpi

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-17-2014 17:15:26 | More by AMCimpi
Photo of tmryan21
tmryan21

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-17-2014 15:13:05 | More by tmryan21
Photo of Quattrofiend
Quattrofiend

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-17-2014 03:15:29 | More by Quattrofiend
Photo of GoBlue12
GoBlue12

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

04-16-2014 20:46:03 | More by GoBlue12
Photo of LuvLagunitas
LuvLagunitas

Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours dark orange with a one-finger off-white head. Bit of carbonation at first, but it settles to almost none after awhile. Leaves a little, but not a lot of lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Honestly smells like a normal IPA to me. Got a bit of hops upfront with a slightly sweet malty tinge. Just a hint of booze can be detected.

T: Unlike the nose, it's not your usual IPA. The hops are moderate and don't assault the palate. More piney than citrus from the hops, even a bit spicy at first. Malts are in there but not too pronounced. It's even a little sweet and floral with some earthy notes in there somewhere. It ends with the faintest touch of booze.

M: Medium-heavy bodied. Not too heavy, but you'll know you're drinking something. Very crisp and clean. Barely leaves a slickness in the mouth. Goes down well!

O: Not my favorite of IPA's, but I finally tried and I'm glad to say that I have. I really enjoy it and might even pick up another 6-pack if given the chance. It's very session-able and doesn't bombard the senses like some IPA's do. I recommend you give this one a try!

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 03:09:59 | More by LuvLagunitas
Photo of ToddKehoe
ToddKehoe


4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-16-2014 01:58:50 | More by ToddKehoe
Photo of xJMFCx
xJMFCx

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-16-2014 01:21:34 | More by xJMFCx
Photo of Big_Jeckt
Big_Jeckt

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-15-2014 18:01:09 | More by Big_Jeckt
Photo of Cozuma
Cozuma

Indiana

4.79/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Deep Golden color with slight haze, a vigorous pour at half full creates a finger of light cream at the top that fades fairly quickly to a thin layer covering the top.

S: Fantastic aromas of pine and citrus and I am also thinking of sweet cherries. Pine dominates this beer but not quite like alba scots pine ale.

T: Strong pine again dominates but gives way to a biscuit cracker like flavor and then a nice bitter.

M: Smooth, easy to drink.

O: This has to be one of my favorite IPA's it has a strong bitter and pine profile but it tastes so good I could enjoy it anywhere, I had this sitting at a beach house on Anna Marie Island in FL and now I'm enjoing it in Indiana where it's snowing in April (why!?!?!) If you like IPA's this is bound to be a favorite.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 11:20:35 | More by Cozuma
Photo of Beervana
Beervana

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-15-2014 04:56:28 | More by Beervana
Photo of gflanders
gflanders

Florida

5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

After a gradual graduation from the "Bud Light" of the early years to the better brewed Yuengling Lager, to the Black and Tan, to the Pale Ale of Sierra Nevada, and the thousands of beers in between, I have settled on this crisp IPA. Everything else now tastes like very sweet Kool Aid. This is a very high quality beer for the price. Having property in NC close to their new brewery is a plus too. By far, my favorite beer after decades of searching.

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2014 04:24:25 | More by gflanders
Photo of ccurrid
ccurrid

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-15-2014 01:49:13 | More by ccurrid
Photo of nickluc
nickluc

Massachusetts

2.33/5  rDev -44%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I bought this beer because of its high listed BA score it had alongside it.

And I gotta say I was not expecting to almost be disgusted by the first sip.

This is the first beer I can say I hate. I don't get the high scores especially when it tastes like drinking a pine tree. I gave it an hour opened another bottle just in-case something went terribly wrong with the first during bottling but no such "luck"

I am far from a beer aficionado but I've never had a beer I disliked so much I had to sign up on a website just to review it...

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 23:03:10 | More by nickluc
Photo of blueinTX
blueinTX

Texas

5/5  rDev +20.2%

04-14-2014 14:34:33 | More by blueinTX
Photo of Mrose78
Mrose78

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

04-13-2014 20:04:06 | More by Mrose78
Photo of Alex_Scott
Alex_Scott

Australia

5/5  rDev +20.2%

04-13-2014 11:30:12 | More by Alex_Scott
Photo of Rikdikulous
Rikdikulous

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-13-2014 11:28:35 | More by Rikdikulous
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,231 ratings.