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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPASierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

7,260 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 7260
Reviews: 2496
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
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Reviews by Dope:
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Dope

Massachusetts

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

A: Pours a beautiful clear ruby red. Enormous and frothy offwhite head. Head fades very slowly; top notch head retention. Quite good lacing as well.

S: Lots of sweet citrus/grapefruit. A little pine and lots of caramel sweetness.

T: Hoppier than the aroma, oddly enough. Loaded with grapefruit. Big, bold grapefruit crispness and bitterness everywhere. There is a pine element backing it up but it's mostly overpowered. Pine shows up more towards the finish and in the aftertaste. Nice sweet caramel malt makes itself known primarily in the finish as well....just prior to a decent wave of bitterness kicking in. Bitter pine and grapefruit floating around between sips.

M: Medium bodied, sticky hops.

O: Very nice IPA. Doesn't smell as pungent as you'd expect but the flavor is quite hoppy and bitter with just enough caramel to back it up and keep it from getting too unbalanced. Relatively simple but well done regardless.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2013 03:26:23 | More by Dope
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,260 ratings.