Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.18/5 rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
24 oz. (1 pint 8 fl oz.) bottle, with code on the side reading 2349205:34. No idea when that was. Bought from the local Jewel Osco. Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.
A - Pours a somewhat murky amber color with about one finger's worth of head hanging out on top. Some fairly significant lacing.
S - Very fruity peach hop smell. Some dry malts, but faint and far away. Smells kind of like a Peach Faygo or a dirty sock, if you ask me.
T - Initial blast of hop bitterness. A very bitter IPA and very malty also. Fairly well balanced. Floral tasting in the beginning, and then finishes off with somewhat of a spicy hot, wet-hopped kind of taste. Fruity sugars are present, but they are placed well in the background, away from the potent hop bitterness. Some honey makes itself known near the end. Not a bad beer, but simple.
M - Sticky, dry, resinous mouthfeel. Some sweetness & green apple sugars present in the near end, just a pretty dry aftertaste. Nicely bodied, and well-balanced.
Not overly carbonated, and with a nice 7.20% abv it is definitely drinkable, although I have had this beer and the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, and I do feel that these brews are somewhat overrated. A good beer for being a year round offering, but there are far more interesting brews to be had. Glad I gave it a shot, and I am looking forward to some of Sierra Nevada's seasonal beers to see how they fare.
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA ---3.5/5
Serving type: bottle
02-09-2013 05:37:24 | More by mfnmbvp
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4.2/5 rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
One of my favorite IPAs. This one of the more dry IPAs out there. Some IPAs can be slightly sweet but not this one. This is definitely a grown mans beer. The flavor last long after the sip. Highly recommended for experienced beer drinkers. Amateurs stay away.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 02:33:56 | More by yardkl
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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