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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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8,024 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,024
Reviews: 2,539
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 134
Gots: 669 | 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 ThePaintedGrey:
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4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz. bottle poured into a pub glass.

A: An absolutely gorgeous aged-copper color with a slight haze. An absolute behemoth of a head as a result of a fairly aggressive pour. The head is about two full inches in stature, sporting the color and texture of a homemade vanilla milkshake. Phenomenal amounts of lacing down the glass. Pure, unadulterated aesthetic perfection for the style.

S: Floral hops with trademark grapefruit notes. A bit of Earthy pine meshes well to give it a very rustic aroma profile. Some peppery alcohol spice underneath. Well-executed simplicity is very pleasant and satisfying.

T: Some floral and herbal hops with a lot of grapefruit notes and citric zest. Those pine and grassy notes seep through to give this one an amazingly Earthy character. A tiny bit of peppery spice underneath with some bready malts. Lots of hop bitterness overall, but does well to straddle the line between bitter and pungent. Near flawlessly executed.

M: Medium-full bodied. Silky smooth and wonderfully creamy with a well-controlled carbonation that adds a tiny bit of bite, but doesn't get in the way of the smooth textures or tingle the tongue enough to shroud the flavors. Superb drinkability.

O: Sierra Nevada has put themselves in the running for my favorite American IPA. This is an absolutely perfect example of the style and is near-perfection in a bottle. I usually do in-depth conclusions, but I think I'll leave it at that. Damn near flawless. Tells all other AIPAs to step their game up.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 19:54:34 | More by ThePaintedGrey
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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