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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPASierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

8,066 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,066
Reviews: 2,540
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 137
Gots: 686 | 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)
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Reviews by skizziks:
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skizziks

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4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh citrus and pine aroma shows Sierra is not going straight Cascade with this one. Possibly Simcoe, which always reminds me of cat pee. Touck of bready, biscuity malt under the hops. Overall, the aroma is a little lacking, not as abundant as I expect from the Pale Ale or Celebration.

Beer is a very clear deep gold with a touch of amber in it. Off-white foam starts out about 3" and slowly falls to a thin fluffy blanket with a lot of lace left on the glass.

The first sip starts out with roughly equal measures piney hop, light caramel, and bread dough. Bitterness builds to a powerful finish with a little malt sweetness hopelessly overpowered. Hops burn the sides of the tongue and provide a sensation of mild astringence.

Medium body, medium carbonation. Dry finish keeps drinkability pretty high but the bitterness keeps the beer from going down too fast. A nice IPA though I prefer the richer malt of the Celebration.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2009 00:32:42 | More by skizziks
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,066 ratings.