Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by pmcadamis:
4.85/5 rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A - This honestly looks very much like the standard SNPA, and that's not a bad thing. This might be a shade darker, but its still that vibrant golden-flax hue with a big fluffy white head and tons of foamy lace.
S - Oh my God. Hops, glorious hops! This is a hop forward nose that balances some of the juiciest hop notes that I've sniffed in a long time. The pine forest SN DNA is definitely detectable, but this adds more complexity than the standard APA version. Fresh, juicy, slightly fruity, and very sappy... this smells wonderful.
T - Even better than the nose, the flavors EXPLODE with fresh hop oils. The word "juicy" keeps flashing across my brain. This is like diving into a green hop filled wine press with bare feet and stomping around like a baptist preacher. Can I get a witness!
M - Medium bodied and FRESH. This is thirst quenching and highly carbonated, and all of those suds really help keep it lively and active in the mouth. It's almost electric with zingy hop flavors and zesty carbonation. This is as fresh tasting as ice-cold freshly squeezed OJ.
D - Perfect. One of the most well rounded (for a hop bomb that is) and drinkable brews that I've had in a long time. I tried one of these out at The Brewhaus and I'm sold. I'm going to pick up a large quantity of this stuff to keep around the house. This would be a perfect outdoorsy grillin' out sort of session brew. The hops would stand up to some spicy brats, and its dangerously gulp-able. Another impressive creation from Sierra Nevada... and I would have expected nothing less from the west coast masters of hop.
Serving type: bottle
05-23-2009 14:35:50 | More by pmcadamis
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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.
93 out of 100 based on 7,021 ratings.