Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 7,056 | Reviews: 2,480 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by ghetto90007:
4.2/5 rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from the 12 ounce bottle into an elegant glass that I picked up at Crate and Barrel - sort of a cross between a chalice and a goblet? I'm not sure how to categorize it but it's a great glass for a quality IPA or a DIPA.
Pours a nice, clear orange-copper color, slightly off-white head. One thing Sierra Nevada does well is build a nice head into their beers. This is very similar to their Pale Ale in having a resilient head that is there until the last sip. The lacing on this puppy is epic - leaving something akin to tree rings around the glass, memorializing each succulent sip. Swirling the liquid produces a new flurry of carbonation at the surface, replenishing portions of the sticky head. Danged good looking beer - worthy of a 5.0.
Hoppy nose, with bitter grapefruit coming through strongest. There are some floral notes, a bit of graininess and some other bitter citrus notes.
Herbal bitterness mixes in with the grapefruit rind - no grapefruit itself, just the rind. Someone mentioned some apple flavors to me, and I can taste that after it was mentioned. Bitter finish of pine resin and a bit of dryness. Describing the flavors doesn't quite give justice to the balance of flavors Sierra Nevada pulls off. A well done brew.
Clearly well-carbonated, but remarkably creamy and smooth. Not a light-ish beer by any measure - this is moderate bodied, but not heavy.
Good, drinkable beer. Affordable, too - I picked up a 12 pack of the stuff at Ralphs for $15. I have a feeling this will be a go-to this summer.
Serving type: bottle
05-30-2011 02:06:15 | More by ghetto90007
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4.15/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
poured this into a pilsner glass (Blue Moon) just for grins, and because I plan on drinking some real crap later as a science experiment... nice bright orange and caramel-y color with a medium thick creamy head. smell is slightly hoppy with an amateurish kind of aroma to it also... taste is caramel malts with hops and slight abrasive bitterness at the end. some fruits in there on the middle of the tongue.
overall, a decent brew. not terribly bad in any way and I nice 7.2% abv.... now, on to the CRAP!!!! tally ho!
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2014 22:03:56 | More by pkalix
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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