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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPASierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

7,245 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 7245
Reviews: 2495
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%


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
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Reviews by stockingcpl:
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stockingcpl

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: This is a popular brew, and the first impression that this brew leaves is excellent! The beer pours as a nice red amber. The head is a thick off white. Plentiful carbonation threads and plentiful lacings. Crystal clear. Excellent!

Smell: Heavy hop presence. Some earthy pine presence. American "C" hops jump out at you. Nice, but expected for a double IPA.

Taste: Extended flavor curve. Heavy hops kick in just after onset. Malt is minor but more of a compliment to help the hops shine. There are several "interesting things" going on in the flavor curve. Some are hard to pick out because of the heay hop presence, others compliment the hops, and others stand on there own because they stand out from the hops. This isn't the strongest IPA that I've ever had, but it is one of the more interesting flavor character IPAs.

Mouthfeel: Very heavy on the tongue and character. This is expected for a double IPA, so this isn't necessarily bad. This would be paired well with a strong cheese, Chicago pizza, or another heavy flavored item.

Drinkability: This brew sits very heavy on the stomach. While very tasty, the drinker will be "done" after just a couple.

Prosit!
Nikki

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2009 22:18:21 | More by stockingcpl
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,245 ratings.