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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

7,221 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 7221
Reviews: 2494
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)
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Reviews by Mario61Aler:
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Mario61Aler

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

in a 12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass, the tulip was occupied. 7.2% ABV

a- poured a nice amber color that was slightly cloudy with a nice thick light tan head, about 2", that laced the glass well and left a rim of froth at the edge of the beer/glass meeting point.

s- some citrus (grapefruit?) notes and a slight note of hops that are delightful.

t- yum there is the citrus and floral notes that finish well into the hops, some woodiness but muted. well balanced flavor!

m- to start soft, creamy then drys nicely. Think of having a ice cream made of grapefruit thats tart/creamy at the same time and drinking a grapefruit soda that cleans your palate.

o- very good drinker here, not too complex, finishes neat and clean. Memory lingers as does the hops.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2011 21:14:14 | More by Mario61Aler
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GoBlue12

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

04-16-2014 20:46:03 | More by GoBlue12
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LuvLagunitas

Pennsylvania

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

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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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5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

After a gradual graduation from the "Bud Light" of the early years to the better brewed Yuengling Lager, to the Black and Tan, to the Pale Ale of Sierra Nevada, and the thousands of beers in between, I have settled on this crisp IPA. Everything else now tastes like very sweet Kool Aid. This is a very high quality beer for the price. Having property in NC close to their new brewery is a plus too. By far, my favorite beer after decades of searching.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.33/5  rDev -44%
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I bought this beer because of its high listed BA score it had alongside it.

And I gotta say I was not expecting to almost be disgusted by the first sip.

This is the first beer I can say I hate. I don't get the high scores especially when it tastes like drinking a pine tree. I gave it an hour opened another bottle just in-case something went terribly wrong with the first during bottling but no such "luck"

I am far from a beer aficionado but I've never had a beer I disliked so much I had to sign up on a website just to review it...

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,221 ratings.