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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

7,934 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 7,934
Reviews: 2,535
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 134
Gots: 617 | 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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UnderPressure

South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Yellow-orange color. White one-finger head. Half finger lingers. It's got that foamy lacing that I like to look at.

Strong American hop aroma. Not sure whether it would be described as "citrus" or "floral".

Tart bitterness. Hops in aftertaste are the same as the aroma. Bitterness lingers in mouth. The flavor is good, but lacks any kind of complexity.

Light to medium bodied mouthfeel. The carbonation coupled with the strong bitterness feels pretty harsh on the tongue.

Overall, this is a great beer. One of my go-to IPA's. But, it's easy to get bored with.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2011 22:00:24 | More by UnderPressure
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,934 ratings.