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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

7,839 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 7,839
Reviews: 2,530
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 130
Gots: 571 | 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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hopman333

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4.7/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Could not wait to try this. And it does not dissapoint to say the least....

Upon the initial pour there is a nice beige head however no lacing, no big deal...

The smell is absolutely awesome to say the least. A very fresh herbal / pine smell that seem's to develop a fruitiness toward's the end of the sniff, very much like fresh strawberries...

The taste is a seamless blend of malt and hop's, it start's off with a very fruity / caramel malt flavor that is in perfect harmony with one another. The bitterness is present however not to the point of burning you're taste bud's. A definate hop bomb but in a subtle way, not a bad thing at all. I think it's great, and really does not mimmick any any other IPA's out there, in a class of it's own... What else would you expect from Sierra Nevada. Almost forgot to mention that the carbonation level is spot on, very crisp but also very creamy, perfect.

In a world with a plethora of IPA's to choose from, this is a definate winner in my book.
This will definately be in rotation in my fridge.

Just wanted to list an update, the more I have been drinking this the better it get's. It is becoming a favorite amongst the other IPA's that I drink...

Would also like to kind of update my lacing report's as the first 6er I had, ( maybe the glass, I don't know ) did not leave any signifigant lacing, however it now leave's quite a bit, very nice. Very rich and very satisfying to say the least. I love this brew....

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2009 19:05:21 | More by hopman333
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,839 ratings.