1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPASierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

8,057 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 8,057
Reviews: 2,540
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 137
Gots: 681 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 8,057 | Reviews: 2,540 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jdoncbus:
Photo of jdoncbus
jdoncbus

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into the Sam Adams special glass (the official name escapes me); two finger head consisting of fluffy bubbles leaves rings around the glass. There's a good amount of carbonation shooting up from the bottom of the glass, leaving nice trails in the golden-bronze colored beverage.

The nose is biscuity and leads to a pine and mildly grapefruit/pineapple. A decent amount of sweet malt appears as well that exposes the nostrils to some sugary, toasty grains.

Like most Sierra Nevada ales, this one is very balanced. The initial flavor is the sweet, sourdough bread flavors of the malt; nice and robust. As it crosses the palate and heads towards the throat the hops really take charge. You can really make out the citrahop with the appearance of grapefruit, pear, apricot and rounded out with some serious bitter pine.

The smooth mouthfeel gives way to a sharp tart feel to the mouth; oh my how it's dry! The finale lets you know that you are dealing with an IPA.

A solid addition to the SN portfolio and a beer I look foward to enjoying throughout the year.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2009 22:25:54 | More by jdoncbus
More User Reviews:
Photo of bigduga
bigduga

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-31-2014 05:18:22 | More by bigduga
Photo of BAsbill
BAsbill

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-31-2014 03:23:15 | More by BAsbill
Photo of Osskjc
Osskjc

Oregon

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-31-2014 03:22:27 | More by Osskjc
Photo of dbauer78
dbauer78

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-31-2014 02:15:01 | More by dbauer78
Photo of dtsnashua
dtsnashua


3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

07-31-2014 01:38:25 | More by dtsnashua
Photo of Sawright65
Sawright65


4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-30-2014 23:44:28 | More by Sawright65
Photo of Biblioista
Biblioista

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-30-2014 23:28:18 | More by Biblioista
Photo of combatyoga1247
combatyoga1247


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-30-2014 23:16:28 | More by combatyoga1247
Photo of Toombsy
Toombsy

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-30-2014 20:36:00 | More by Toombsy
Photo of NorCalAussie
NorCalAussie

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-30-2014 19:53:53 | More by NorCalAussie
Photo of Babbatron
Babbatron

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-30-2014 05:11:00 | More by Babbatron
Photo of Epetrena
Epetrena

Florida

4.69/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Another great IPA that I think everyone should try it smelled great,wasn't hard to go down and didn't leave that horrible bitter aftertaste in your mouth when your done drinking it. Just wish I would have poured it In a glass rather than straight from the bottle but other than that it was great

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 02:17:13 | More by Epetrena
Photo of mabermud
mabermud

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-30-2014 01:10:34 | More by mabermud
Photo of BlueAndBrew
BlueAndBrew

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-30-2014 00:26:09 | More by BlueAndBrew
Photo of rfoltz53
rfoltz53

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-30-2014 00:25:25 | More by rfoltz53
Photo of Cjacques68
Cjacques68


4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-30-2014 00:19:20 | More by Cjacques68
Photo of JayKay412
JayKay412

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

07-29-2014 23:05:39 | More by JayKay412
Photo of Kings_Castle
Kings_Castle

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

07-29-2014 22:49:46 | More by Kings_Castle
Photo of Doomcifer
Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

07-29-2014 22:12:19 | More by Doomcifer
Photo of trdtercel92
trdtercel92


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-29-2014 21:54:20 | More by trdtercel92
Photo of Rdc67
Rdc67

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-29-2014 21:50:00 | More by Rdc67
Photo of thufflife
thufflife

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-29-2014 19:40:43 | More by thufflife
Photo of AmericaGWShark
AmericaGWShark

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-29-2014 18:55:35 | More by AmericaGWShark
Photo of DCocco86
DCocco86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-29-2014 18:33:30 | More by DCocco86
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,057 ratings.