Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 7,038 | Reviews: 2,479 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by righlander:
4.6/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3
Pours a nice light amber from a 12oz bottle to a grand pilsner glass. Foamy sticky smelly 2 finger head.
Smell is very piney with a nice dose of citrus character from the whole cone hops. Toasty biscuit malt semi sweet smelling underneath the hops. Smells VERY NICE!
Taste is WONDERFUL! Piney hops infuse the sweet toasty malt followed by a very balanced and complex hoppy finish. Very piney but not over the top. The balance is excellent...they nailed it right on the head.
Drinkability not so good for me at 7.2%
but i can handle like 3
give this one a try when you see it.
well worth the money.
An excellent AIPA! Right up there with Titan in my opinion
Serving type: bottle
03-26-2009 05:43:26 | More by righlander
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4.66/5 rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Quite a nice IPA from the brewmasters at Sierra Nevada, this beer is fruity and complex with the right amount of bitterness to balance out the sweetness of the beer. The Torpedo pours a very nice copper-gold and foams quite nicely, leaving plenty of lacing. Smell is good, and brings the expected citrus, grass and piney notes that one would expect from an IPA; it's delicate but quite fragrant.
Taste is excellent as well; a nice kick in the mouth at first as the grapefruit and oily pine notes hit, which is underscored with plenty of astringent and bitter qualities; as the beer warms in the mouth, it releases more of its profile, and the sweet, sticky, bready barley lingers along with the hops. Mouthfeel isn't bad at all; it's crisp and refreshing, but definitely warrants sipping and enjoying over slamming down like some other pale ales I've had.
So, what can I say? It's a good IPA, tastes great, and does exactly what it needs to do; gives a nice buzz and helps balance out a meal.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 03:51:19 | More by Caj1
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,038 ratings.