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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

8,033 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,033
Reviews: 2,539
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 135
Gots: 677 | 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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techfed87

Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bought a six-pack of this from a local party store. The first store I went to was sold out of it, so it would seem to be fairly popular.

Poured a very nice, solid head to it. Gives off a pronounced floral scent. Head has collapsed down to about half of its original height.

First sip - very nice. Some Double IPA's have a tendency to bite your head off with their sheer hoppiness, however this delivers a distinct flavor, with a lasting aftertaste that is very satisfying.

As I continue, I'm beginning to pick up some distinct flavors. There is a bit of a woody, fiber-ish flavor that comes at you initially as it hits your pallet, however the majority of what you're going to taste is going to come from after you've swallowed. Not to say that the beer doesn't have a body to it. It just has a different way of presenting that flavor than, say a coffee stout would. It's subtle and vivid, all at the same time.

That aside, I would have appreciated a bit more body with it. What it does, it does wonderfully; however, there are times when the verb "watery" comes to mind. And for a strong, pronounced beer like this, that is a confusing sensation.

All in all, a very satisfying beer. It may not have the brute force of a Huma Lupa Licious, but it definitely stands on its own two feet. A beer to drink proudly.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2009 02:56:08 | More by techfed87
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,033 ratings.