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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

7,798 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 7,798
Reviews: 2,529
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 128
Gots: 540 | 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 Dave128:
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Dave128

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4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a dark green 12 oz bottle into Duvel tulip.

A - A pretty rigorous pour yields a 2 finger head that has some surprising lasting power. Beautiful semicloudy amber in color. Lacing is pretty nice as well for this one.

S - American hops! Smells mostly piney. I was expecting this one to be super cascady like a super version of SNPA, but still smells great nonetheless.

T - Alcohol is hidden fairly well. I didn't realize this was a 7.2% abv until I started feeling the buzz off of one bottle. I can tell this beer is generously hopped. There is not much flavor on the malt side of things, which seems to be my opinion of SN's other hoppy varieties, but it's sweet enough to provide a good base for the hop blast that follows. As this beer warms its getting so much better. The citrus is starting to pull through on the hops and the bitterness is not as crushing.

M - Medium bodied. A little overcarbonated to start with in my opinion, but it mellows out nicely after the beer sits for about 15 to 20 minutes.

O - A great tasting dynamic IPA. I was about to give this one mediocre reviews until it warmed up then it became a completely different beer. SN always provides great results!

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2011 04:08:19 | More by Dave128
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,798 ratings.