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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

7,803 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 7,803
Reviews: 2,529
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 127
Gots: 542 | 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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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'll start by saying this beer deserves at least an A for the fact that I can find 6-packs for $7.99 and it's solid for an IPA offering. I'll be rating this beer to style however which will subtract points. On tap and in bottles:

Appearance - Copper, and a nice 1 inch head from a semi-aggressive pour and the lacing sticks to the glass no different from SNPA

Smell - Subdued for a WC IPA. When you have Racer 5, Pliny, Blind Pig, Sculpin etc... as competitors I say yes! It's very subdued. Like a bigger stickier SNPA.

Taste - Good. Not great. Citris and sticky pine. Mainly a bigger stickier and hoppier SNPA. Best way to describe is SNPA on steriods. A bit above average for a IPA but there are SO many tastier and grapefuitier offerings when it comes to WC IPAs out there.

Mouthfeel - Very good. Bitter and typical SN profile.

Drinkability - Good. I don't know what else to say. Nothing to blow you away as I found every aspect of this beer.

Final Thoughts - This beer has grown on me some but if possible, purchase first for better examples of the WC IPA style:

PtE / Blind Pig
Sculpin
Racer 5
Green Flash WCIPA - although 6-packs to 4-packs FU GF!!! Never get my money again...your beer isn't THAT good.
Nelson - Duet - Pure Hoppiness
Little Sumpin Sumpin Ale - Lagunitas IPA

Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

12-04-2010 05:18:19 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,803 ratings.