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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

8,052 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,052
Reviews: 2,540
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 136
Gots: 679 | 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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tenesmus

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3.33/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a De Ranke tulip glass, clear bronze appearance, small fingers worth of cream head.

Aroma of caramel and biscuit malt, citrus - grapefruit and orange. Floral hints and minty herbs.

Grapefruit and lemon zest, supported by a strong backbone of sticky toffee sweet malt, a fair touch of alcohol licks the back of the throat. Herb, pine and tropical overtones but these are negligible compared to the malt.

Feel is is medium/heavy, sticky in the mouth, with gentle carbonation.

I was expecting a hop masterclass, but left a little flat. Lacks the assertiveness I would expect and the malts are more prominant than I would have expected. Perhaps the trip over to the UK has sullied the flavour and complexity.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 19:35:05 | More by tenesmus
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,052 ratings.