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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

7,239 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 7239
Reviews: 2495
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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DrinkingDrake

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a copper color with a mild red hue. Clear and a thing head that left a solid lace for the entirety of my pint glass.

Upfront in the aroma is a lot of zesty citrus with a good amount of pine resin. As it warms the hop characters that show remind me of some of the botanical aromas that come from a fine gin. Fruity and zesty. A lemon grass and faintly biscuit grain aroma.

A well balanced pine/citrus/sticky hop bitterness is upfront but then balances out well to the middle with some solid juicy fruit and lemongrass grains. A dry medium/heavy astringency that gets heavier as you wait for the next sip.

Slippery on the tongue but a relatively light body the bitterness is mainly in the aftertaste so it goes down very smooth and makes you want another.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2011 23:43:24 | More by DrinkingDrake
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Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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gonzo000

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3.91/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a. Golden cooler with 1 finger of foam that lasts at shortly under a finder for the entire beer. The lacing is thick spectacular.

s. Smell is sweet bread, yeast, hops, a bit of citrus.

t. Smooth, rich, not as hoppy as I hoped considering it was an extra IPA. Although the smell had sweet proponents, the beer taste did not reflect this. Very good, but more ale than IPA to me.

m. Carbonation was near perfect.

o. This beer is outstanding at face value, so I gave it a 4.0. That being said the beer did not seem like a true IPA, which was reflected in the Taste score.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 18:40:13 | More by gonzo000
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-17-2014 03:15:29 | More by Quattrofiend
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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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
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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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.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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