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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

7,986 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 7,986
Reviews: 2,536
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 134
Gots: 647 | 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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falloutsnow

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3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Piccadilly on Springfield Ave, Champaign, IL
2089213:37 stamped on bottle (sometime in March 2012)
Poured into a tulip glass

Torpedo is a solid IPA from Sierra Nevada, bringing together high levels of bitterness, grapefruit, and some noticeable malt character and keeping everything in check and quite palatable. While I might enjoy a slightly lighter, fizzier mouthfeel, this was overall quite a good beer.

Pours a pleasant, 1.5cm, dirty white head that gradually fades to a thin ring around the glass. Leaves some lacing along sides of glass as head fades. Body is an orange-gold color, transparent, with plenty of carbonation along the sides.

Aroma of peach, pine resin, grapefruit rind, and balanced by light, sweet malts.

For the flavor of the beer, grapefruit mingles with pine resin and plenty of bitterness, with mild, cracker-like malt flavors arising as this washes across the back of the palate.

Beer is medium-bodied with fairly minimal carbonation, making this a bit sluggish on the palate. Resulting mouthfeel is generally smooth, though a bit turgid due to the less than desired carbonation. Finishes out quite dry due to numerous hops and residual sugars.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 23:02:29 | More by falloutsnow
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,986 ratings.