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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

7,807 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 7,807
Reviews: 2,529
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 128
Gots: 547 | 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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ThePortlander

New York

3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a big mug.

This pours a phenomenal dark gold with shades of red as the light shines through. The head is delightfully thick and frothy.

The combination of Magnum and Citra hops come through quite nicely against the thick caramel malt. There's definitely some citrus on the back end, and the bitterness is evident.

The hops hit first and are clear, bright, and tangy with some lasting bitterness. The malt is thick and caramel-like. I'm not sure if it's because I'm not used to this particular pairing of malts and hops, but it's a little different to me. It's not a bad pairing, but it's not what I was expecting. The mouthfeel is very nice, perfectly thick for an IPA. The finish reveals a piney, citrus lingering bitterness.

Overall, I recommend this strongly. It's certainly something different, providing a thought provoking mix of flavors.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2009 03:13:23 | More by ThePortlander
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,807 ratings.