Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,073 | Reviews: 2,541 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by acevenom:
4.78/5 rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a pint glass. Pours deep golden with an abundant eggshell colored head that retains well. The retreating head leaves plenty of sticky lacing on the side of the glass. Toasted malt and citrus and piney hops dominate the smell. It's a very pleasing aroma. The slightly sweet malt flavor hits the tastebuds up front as does the creamy head. Coming in on the back end are the citrus and piney hop bitterness that help balance this beer's flavor. The ABV is at 7.2%, but the alcohol does not come out at all in the taste. This is very well balanced and very delicious. The sweet and bitter balance only improves as it warms up. This is a medium bodied beer. The hops remain in the aftertaste and the carbonation is abundant enough to prepare the mouth for the next sip. Despite all the big flavors in this IPA, the mouthfeel is excellent and this is an easy drinking IPA. Overall, this is an excellent beer. With Sierra Nevada's nationwide distribution, there's no excuse not to try this one if you are interested in the IPA style.
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2012 17:09:19 | More by acevenom
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4.38/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12 oz brown bottle with pry-off cap poured into 8oz Saint Arnold tour glass.
Appearance: Pours a golden amber with a very faint haze. two fingers of head with a great lace down the glass that is characteristic of Sierra Nevada's beers
Smell: Hops upfront; piney and earthy
Taste: Hop bitterness that crescendos into a great piney hop flavor with a slight resin finish. There is a good malt backbone but is overshadowed in the hop flavor
Mouthfeel: full flavored and medium carbonation
Overall: This is a very solid IPA with a hop flavor profile that I really like. Its full of flavor but not too extreme. Overall can be considered a more intense version of the signature pale ale that really showcases the torpedo hopping device.
Serving type: bottle
08-02-2014 00:27:28 | More by Tuck_leepulin
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,073 ratings.