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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

8,078 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,078
Reviews: 2,541
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 141
Gots: 695 | 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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Reviews by TheCondor:
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TheCondor

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A classic Sierra Nevada brew. Those guys have made a killing on Pale Ale and their IPA's. No introduction needed. Poured with moderate vigor from the bottle into a glass.

Appearance - Pours a cloudy orange/copper color, difficult to see through. Carbonation can be seen heading to the head from the bottom of the glass. Nice two finger head eventually recedes to one finger, but it stays there for the whole drink. Nice and foamy, stick to your nose kind. Awesome lacing is like glue on the sides of the glass. Very impressive presentation.

Smell - Just what you would expect out of an IPA, no slack from Sierra Nevada here. Big floral notes intermixed with powerful citrus and pine make for a delectable scent.

Taste - Just like the nose, nice amounts of strong hops in there. I am not a hop head, generally don't drink IPA's and such, but I had to try it. Very well balanced. The citrus is the first hit, followed by nice herbal and floral tastes and rounded out by the piney resin. Awesome tasting beer.

Mouthfeel - Finishes clean, crisp, dry, and semi-bitter, just like I would expect. Love it. Light bodied, medium carbonation.

Overall - This is an excellent beer, if you didn't read the average ratings up top and skipped straight to my review. Highly recommended for hop heads and average doods alike. Not too much hops to overwhelm you (i.e. Ruination), but enough to let you know this is certainly a big IPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 02:09:14 | More by TheCondor
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12 oz brown bottle with pry-off cap poured into 8oz Saint Arnold tour glass.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,078 ratings.