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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

7,973 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 7,973
Reviews: 2,536
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 134
Gots: 637 | 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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Longstaff

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3.35/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

With all the talk of citra hops and their torpedo technique of hopbacking/dryhopping I was expecting something a little more aromatic. Reminiscent of Nugget Nectar as an Imperial Amber but with a bit more grassy/earthy middle and a bit more bitterness to balance the sweetness.

But as an American IPA, Extra IPA, or 1.5 IPA, it is lacking the hop balls necessary to satisfy the hophead. Has more of a IPA profile that will sell well to the masses, but will dissapoint the hopheads out there. I would like to see more hop aroma and quite a bit more bitterness to help ride out the sweet malt character for me to buy on a regular basis. Medium/thinnish body is welcome, but incongruent with the sweet malt character.

Might be something I pick up on the way to a party or something, but nothing that will satisfy my hop jones.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2009 15:16:36 | More by Longstaff
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,973 ratings.