1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPASierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

8,028 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 8,028
Reviews: 2,539
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 134
Gots: 673 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 8,028 | Reviews: 2,539 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ssteakley:
Photo of ssteakley
ssteakley

Washington

3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A Unique IPA Citrus and piney comes on strong with a full body and pleasant dry bitter finish. I think this beer is the Demarcation Line that separates California Craft from PNW Craft Beers. It has to be the Climate, it can't be the elevation. It could be the Yakima Valley though!

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 03:30:31 | More by ssteakley
More User Reviews:
Photo of mbalser3
mbalser3

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

07-28-2014 23:10:26 | More by mbalser3
Photo of AlvinLin
AlvinLin

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-28-2014 20:43:06 | More by AlvinLin
Photo of RJRayner
RJRayner

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

07-28-2014 19:08:53 | More by RJRayner
Photo of ryanjtravis
ryanjtravis

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

07-28-2014 15:17:57 | More by ryanjtravis
Photo of Wyattp
Wyattp


4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-28-2014 13:52:57 | More by Wyattp
Photo of cscarly69
cscarly69


3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-28-2014 13:12:01 | More by cscarly69
Photo of badmotorgrunge
badmotorgrunge

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-28-2014 12:53:51 | More by badmotorgrunge
Photo of Robyn
Robyn

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

07-28-2014 12:34:41 | More by Robyn
Photo of Mutton_Mammoth
Mutton_Mammoth

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-28-2014 12:01:33 | More by Mutton_Mammoth
Photo of dannykay79
dannykay79


3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

07-28-2014 08:40:31 | More by dannykay79
Photo of Optcynbassist
Optcynbassist


5/5  rDev +20.2%

07-28-2014 07:51:06 | More by Optcynbassist
Photo of Troublebar
Troublebar

China

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-28-2014 06:58:08 | More by Troublebar
Photo of Smelo79
Smelo79


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-28-2014 06:21:00 | More by Smelo79
Photo of LeroyA7X
LeroyA7X


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-28-2014 05:27:23 | More by LeroyA7X
Photo of tb4475
tb4475

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-28-2014 03:52:45 | More by tb4475
Photo of BenSturk
BenSturk

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

07-28-2014 03:19:14 | More by BenSturk
Photo of sprat1960
sprat1960

Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Rich cooper color, clear. A creamy beige two finger head when poured; dies down relatively fast leaving an thin uneven coating of foam on the surface of the beer and lots of sticky lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell: Slightly sweet and citrusy. Mild aroma of malt. Smooth hops. An extremely slight pine scent. Nice and enticing.

Taste: Citrus (grapefruit. lemon) without being acidic. Delicious mild hoppy flavor for the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light body. Lots of mild carbonation. Ever so slight dry finish.

Overall: An excellent IPA. I would gladly drink this again. The perfect amount of hops with a delicious flavor. Refreshing.

Serving type: can

07-28-2014 02:49:06 | More by sprat1960
Photo of Dallasjohn
Dallasjohn

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

07-28-2014 01:36:16 | More by Dallasjohn
Photo of GAMB1T
GAMB1T


3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-27-2014 23:54:38 | More by GAMB1T
Photo of Apellonious
Apellonious

North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz from a $10 12 poured into a tulip glass. Born on 6/9/14

A - Ruby red with orange highlights, one finger head that recedes to thick lace ring.

S - Floral, grapefruit/citrus, biscuit

T - More of the same. Very flowery with moderate citrus, and a dry, bitter finish.

M - Perfect level of carbonation. The overall feel is a tad thin, but keeps it refreshing to balance the dry finish.

O - I had this a few months ago out of mix pack and was mildly dissapointed ( the 12 pack was 4-5 months and apparently was stored upside down). This was more in line with what I remembered. A good go to IPA that is a great value (esp at 10 fer 12)

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2014 23:40:43 | More by Apellonious
Photo of Joe71Poole
Joe71Poole


4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-27-2014 23:38:12 | More by Joe71Poole
Photo of Kevingy
Kevingy


4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-27-2014 22:23:03 | More by Kevingy
Photo of Kono52
Kono52


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-27-2014 22:02:10 | More by Kono52
Photo of lswilma
lswilma

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-27-2014 22:00:49 | More by lswilma
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,028 ratings.