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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

7,825 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 7,825
Reviews: 2,529
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 128
Gots: 560 | 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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Shiredave

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3.6/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A bright clear deep yellow beer with streams of carbonation and a dense clotted head.

Aromas of citrus and hop acids flood the nose but not in a POW! in your face way of many (well) dry hopped IPA's. As it warms some light malt sweetness came forward but for the most part this is a "lite" IPA in terms of mouth feel and balance. Hop bittering dominates - and not in the best way - almost makes me wonder if whole cones were really used as advertised and not pellets - it tastes like over boiled generic high alpha pellets to me. No distinctive flavors or intensity in terms of hop or malt. This may have been a tired bottle but it should have been fresh this time of year. I didnt check for a date on 6 pack - none on bottle.

Over all I enjoy this more on tap - less carbonated and harshly bitter on the finish for me. Not a bad IPA but not great and not nearly as good in any way as Celebration Ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2011 20:04:06 | More by Shiredave
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,825 ratings.