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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

7,978 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 7,978
Reviews: 2,536
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 135
Gots: 641 | 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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cheapxceptbeer

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

Have been looking for this beer for some time, most places only have the pale ale and the seasonal so I am happy to be able to review it.

A- Copper colored ale with nice head and amazing retention/lacing.

S- Piney hops is the main thing in the nose, I don't notice much else, less than impressive smell in comparison to their harvest pale ale.

T- Wow, this is a delicious resinous, piney, and slightly citrusy beer. So well balanced that I may have a new favorite non-luxury (>10+ sixer) single ipa. The finish has an interesting mineral flavor.

M- Oily and creamy, this beer does have a great feel to it, medium to full bodied with a hardness to it.

D- Well the alcohol is a bit high, however this is not an ultra-heavy brew, definitely sessionable, yet not really the way I like to drink it as after two you don't taste the hops as well.

I wish this was available at more liquor stores around me, as great as finest kind ipa is, this is a very welcome change of pace. I know the east coast/west coast ipa debate will rage on, I love both and think they complement each other very well. I will get this when I find it.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2009 02:55:32 | More by cheapxceptbeer
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,978 ratings.