Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 7,973 | Reviews: 2,536 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Longstaff:
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
More User Reviews:
4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Good sh*t. This is beer. It is a good beer. It is cheap, it is drinkable and this beer will get you drunk. My girlfriend had wine, I had this beer. I had others but this is the beer I liked most. I will order this beer again. It was a bit strong for my 8 year old, so we mixed it with soda water.
Serving type: on-tap
07-25-2014 02:15:01 | More by SSwarts
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,973 ratings.