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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

7,986 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 7,986
Reviews: 2,536
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 134
Gots: 647 | 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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uberabr

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3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours clear amber, great carbonation. Creamy vanilla head with moderate lacing. Aroma isn't crazily hoppy...it's kind of spicy, some malty tones. Pretty average in this respect.

Taste is great. Rather heavy in the mouth, it's got a creamy, buttery feel. Fairly bitter, not outrageously so but you can tell it's an IPA. I tend to prefer the really bright, outrageously hopped California IPAs, and this one is a little more refined. You don't get as much of that dominant grapefruit citrus. But it's still very enjoyable and fruity. Citrus, sour green apple, and a sugary malt play with the piney hop bite. That buttery malt follows through. There's a sort of refined candy taste that mixes well with the bitters. A very drinkable IPA at a solid price that packs a good amount of booze. I'm a fan.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2010 00:50:34 | More by uberabr
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,986 ratings.