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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

9,016 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,016
Reviews: 2,619
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 183
Gots: 1,182 | FT: 4
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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5/5  rDev +20.2%

A Double IPA that is very strong and bold. I brought a twelve-pack to a party and it was gone in no time. Easy to drink, and so many great memories.

chainsofsilver, Sunday at 02:56 AM
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

logan_0842, Nov 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Reverend1, Nov 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Thoww90, Nov 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

smooth925, Nov 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Try as I might, I cannot find a beer I prefer to Torpedo.

I'm going to try and keep this succinct, because I could go on forever about my love for this ale. So here are the basic points:

This brew is strong, tastes like a hops orgy, and you can hardly notice the flavor of alcohol. Must I say more? Sure!

This beer is so hoppy that its aftertaste reminds me of Cannabis. By this I mean the hops content is downright skunky, but 110% inoffensive in nature. The flavor is akin to the smell of a large, fresh bag of medical ganja.

I am really amazed at the amount of hops they manage to pack into this fucker without ending up with a bitter, smoothie-like beer. Immensely hoppy as far as aromas and flavors are concerned; sometimes if I've been drinking it and engage in physical activity I can actually smell the hops aroma coming out of my pores.

Carbonation is perfect, bitterness is perfect, strength is a bit stronger than moderate. I can almost not get enough of this beer; after drinking it exclusively for a few months I've gotten mildly burnt out on the flavor, but I'm about ready to go back.

I really don't even know what else to say about this beer, aside from that it is probably my favorite beer I've ever tried and that if you haven't tried it, you ought to now. There are some brews I enjoy thoroughly which I don't really consider a necessity for existence, but this is NOT one of those brews.

***THIS IS A NECESSITY FOR EXISTENCE***. Swear to god. I almost wish nobody had turned me onto it so I wouldn't realize how good beer could really be. Enjoy guys

jcance, Oct 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Pir_oz, Oct 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

beccalovesbeer, Oct 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Iparob66, Nov 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

ClintBrewer, Oct 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Beerman3607, Nov 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Zaksbrews4254, Oct 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Jagzfan86, Oct 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

OpieSquish, Oct 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

By far my favorite Sierra Nevada. Bold hop flavor, perfect after taste.

Steven_Orion, Oct 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

rebel-fist, Sep 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

jkerzman92, Sep 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Bigred28, Sep 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Marklongshot, Oct 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Jkharris200634, Nov 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

AlexBarrett23, Sep 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Mwoods918, Sep 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

vpdp0001, Sep 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Apeloquin19, Sep 05, 2014
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,016 ratings.