Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,077 | Reviews: 2,541 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by IronDjinn:
3.9/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From a 709 ml brown bottle, picked up in Nelson B.C. Pours out a hazed copper hue, a thick rocky light beige head with lasting retention.
Citrus, spicy and herbal hops on the nose, dry grains in the background.
The flavour is a straight-forward hop bomb with several layers of hops. Herbal hops up front, which become floral and then spicy in the middle, gaining some grapefruit pith towards the finish, and some astringent dandelion greens in the aftertaste. As it warms some clean grainy malt can be discerned up front in the flavour behind the citrus hops.
Medium-bodied mouthfeel, silky smooth texture, with medium carbonation.
An enjoyable and well-executed showcase of what American hops are capable of in unison. No balance here at all, but it still delivers the goods, lots of depth on the hops side at least.
Serving type: bottle
06-02-2012 08:04:49 | More by IronDjinn
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4.38/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12 oz brown bottle with pry-off cap poured into 8oz Saint Arnold tour glass.
Appearance: Pours a golden amber with a very faint haze. two fingers of head with a great lace down the glass that is characteristic of Sierra Nevada's beers
Smell: Hops upfront; piney and earthy
Taste: Hop bitterness that crescendos into a great piney hop flavor with a slight resin finish. There is a good malt backbone but is overshadowed in the hop flavor
Mouthfeel: full flavored and medium carbonation
Overall: This is a very solid IPA with a hop flavor profile that I really like. Its full of flavor but not too extreme. Overall can be considered a more intense version of the signature pale ale that really showcases the torpedo hopping device.
Serving type: bottle
08-02-2014 00:27:28 | More by Tuck_leepulin
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,077 ratings.