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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

8,072 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,072
Reviews: 2,540
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 138
Gots: 693 | 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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TempeBeerMan

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4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint

A – Pours a hazy deep bright gold with a one-finger head of eggshell colored suds. Good retention and lacing, lasting until the glass was done. (Although that’s admittedly not that long, haha)

S – Resinous hops and citrus. Overall aroma fairly pungent.

T – Grapefruit bomb alert!! Seriously though, this beer does have a rich malt profile balanced with bitter, piney, west coast hops. In addition to the aforementioned grapefruit, also has esters of orange and tropical fruits (papaya). The hop choice is excellent, as it manages to be suitably grassy without tasting like , you know, actual grass, and some herbal character comes out in the finish. Very flavorful, and everything blends together wonderfully here. 7.2% abv not detectable but adds body and depth.

M – Medium bodied with prickly carbonation, and a perfect accent to the flavors. Finishes dry, letting the hops linger and dance on the back of the tongue. Absolutely nailed it here.

O – Outstanding. Just a really solid, balanced, flavorful, and complex IPA. Enough going on to keep your taste buds from getting bored. I immediately wanted to down the whole glass. Now is my staple beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 20:51:45 | More by TempeBeerMan
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,072 ratings.