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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

8,030 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,030
Reviews: 2,539
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 135
Gots: 677 | 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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WOTO97

California

4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Real tasty stuff here. What the "extra" is, I can only conjecture. Extra tasty? Extra special? Maybe an allusion to the spice notes? At any rate this fella has a delicious and relatively complex hop profile.

The body is a bit more amber in color with a head that soon dissolves into a thin sudsy film. The lacing is a relatively dense web.

Nose is spicy, floral, pine resin, and a generous citrus dose along with a noteworthy bread crust note in the background.

Flavors mirror the nose for the most part. Followed up Big Daddy from Speakeasy with this one, so the flavors, specifically the spice notes, really popped for me. Some pepper, maybe even parsley, is noticeable. Citrus and pine are very present here; the citrus has a bit more sweet bitterness than the nose. While allowing a big hop bombardment, the malt profile is strong enough to provide some balance. Slight biscuit and fresh bread characteristics here.

The body on this beer is just about perfect, if not a bit too dense. Has a nice lingering feel to remind you what you got in your hands.

This beer is so solid, as are most in their arsenal. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2010 15:20:48 | More by WOTO97
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,030 ratings.