Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by rembrant:
4.3/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Well,most everyone has had Torpdo and his older brother SNPA so I'll keep this basic
Shows some lace and film,moderate head, Light brown a little darker than SNPA
Smells...Hops. A bit more citric than SNPA with a little more hint of malt in the nose.
Flavor More early sweetness and caramel in the start,more backbone than SNPA. Has that SNPA pinecone but with a grapefruit and tangerine citrus too. Basically,a solid IPA though no bitterness champ. The balance is good yet this has that crisp refreshing brighness like SNPA or Celebration thee's a subtle complexity if you chew a mouthfull,and that's often not in some IPA's.
This is not radically unlike a lot of good IPA's yet it earned it's status as a classic.
Mouth is about right for the tipe. Wet,but with some body and sparkle.
Drinkable,Of course,Sierra knows drinkable. It's wide availability and good price make it drinkable when those factors matter...and sometimes they matter a lot.
ABV is more than SNPA,so if you have a keg party there's some limit to hw many glasses you'd quaff without incident.
For 7%+,however,this is as sessionish as they get.
Serving type: bottle
01-07-2011 06:12:58 | More by rembrant
More User Reviews:
3.81/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 16 ounce can purchased at the local quick mart.
A: A very nice orange amber with good head and excellent retention.
S: Hoppy, citrus notes. Clean and somewhat floral.
T: Nice hop notes, not too awfully heavy on the citrus. Decent complexity.
M: Just about what I have come to expect from an IPA. Decent bite.
O: This is a solid ale and at 2$ a pint it's also a solid bargain.
Serving type: can
04-22-2014 22:12:45 | More by PvtSnowball
3.91/5 rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
a. Golden cooler with 1 finger of foam that lasts at shortly under a finder for the entire beer. The lacing is thick spectacular.
s. Smell is sweet bread, yeast, hops, a bit of citrus.
t. Smooth, rich, not as hoppy as I hoped considering it was an extra IPA. Although the smell had sweet proponents, the beer taste did not reflect this. Very good, but more ale than IPA to me.
m. Carbonation was near perfect.
o. This beer is outstanding at face value, so I gave it a 4.0. That being said the beer did not seem like a true IPA, which was reflected in the Taste score.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2014 18:40:13 | More by gonzo000
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,252 ratings.