Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.85/5 rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours with one finger thick white head off of tap, slight reddish/amber colored and very crisp and clear looking. Smaller sized bubbles in head.
Has slight citrus, floral, alcohol nose. Aroma is not overwhelming for the style.
Slightly thin mouth feel, with up front citrusy - pine bitterness to balance the ample amount of crystal malts. Finishes kind of dry and pretty bitter.
Has a nice after taste that sticks to the back of the throat. I think I'll have another.
Another classic (affordable) beer from Sierra Nevada Brewing.
Serving type: on-tap
07-07-2014 22:32:00 | More by Quercus67
4.1/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
"At Sierra Nevada we take hops seriously. Torpedo Extra IPA starts with the work's finest whole-cone hops and intensifies their flavors with a little magic from our "Hop Torpedo." A revolutionary method of dry hopping, the torpedo brings this beer alive with a rush of complex hop aromas and flavors not found in any other beer. Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA is a big American IPA - perfectly balanced yet full of flavor and aromas that highlight the complex citrus, pine, and herbal character of whole-cone American hops." Brewed in the style of an American IPA, initially released in 2008, this is one of the brewery's newest year-round releases. Available in 12 oz. 6 and 12 packs and on draft.
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Sierra Nevada tulip glass. Served above 53º Fahrenheit.
(Appearance) Pours a golden-white head of a creamy foam consistency over a deep orange amber body with a moderate haziness and trace sediment. Carbonation is light and relaxed. Retention is good and lacing is light and speckled. 4.25
(Smell) Fresh, juicy citrus and grapefruit zest with fruity, floral and peppery undertones. The malt body consists of a biscuity and mildly grainy caramel malt, moderately sweet but aromatic and clean. The aroma is well balanced and aromatic- a role model west coast IPA. Potency is medium-high. 4
(Taste) Very hop forward, with zesty citrus and grapefruit up front, merging to an assertively bitter floral, peppery and spicy hop finish. The malt profile is nearly the same as the nose predicted, a clean moderately toasted caramel syrup malt profile with a moderate sweetness that does a fair job at balancing the hop profile without stealing the show. The overall flavor is very clean with lots of enjoyable hop flavor and a mildly dry finish. 4.25
(Mouthfeel) Texture is clean, slick, mildly chewy. Carbonation generates a light frothiness for a relaxed mouthfeel, perhaps a bit softer than expected. Body is medium+ for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is equally bitter to sweet. Alcohol presence is low, and there are no discernible off characters. Altogether, it's got a great drinkability. 3.75
(Overall) For the hop lover in all of us, Torpedo is a great pitstop that can be enjoyed anywhere between those highly sought after and crazy expensive hop projects. A great bargain and a widespread availability is the final straw warranting any beer enthusiast to at least give it a chance. Provided you love hops and hop flavor, you'll find it worth a try. 4
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company's
Torpedo Extra IPA
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 22:18:42 | More by Jadjunk
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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