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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

8,028 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,028
Reviews: 2,539
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 134
Gots: 673 | 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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Winter

Wisconsin

4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours amber in color with a creamy off-white rocky head. Thick lacing clings to the side of the glass. The wonderful aroma consists of piney hops with a touch of grapefruit citrus. Some nice malt in the aroma also. The mouthfeel is full-bodied and mostly smooth, with just a touch of carbonation on the sides of the tongue.

Taste is amazing for an IPA. For starters this ale isn't shy on the hop bitterness, but it balances the piney and citrus hop flavors with a moderate malt sweetness. The piney hop bitterness is really accentuated in the long finish. I would never have guessed this IPA was over 7% abv. It goes down smooth with plenty of flavor. I could see this being dangerous. Great IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2009 03:23:44 | More by Winter
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,028 ratings.