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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

7,232 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 7232
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 PolarBear3:
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PolarBear3

Australia

3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Poured a golden orange/copper in colour with large off white frothy head that retains well with some lacing.

S - Extremely hoppy citrus aromas that are quite pronounced. I get some lemon and a hint of like tangerine.

T - Citrus hoppy notes allround with some pine nut and a little grapefruit along with a little sweet malt on the rather dry and slightly bitter finish.

M - Medium bodied with good carbonation that is rather crisp and refreshing

O - Overall a pretty decent IPA with the hoppiness and bitterness at the finish balanced nicely.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 10:00:10 | More by PolarBear3
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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.

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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!

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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"

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,232 ratings.