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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

9,392 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,392
Reviews: 2,680
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 212
Gots: 1,511 | FT: 3
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:
Beer added by: GClarkage on 05-12-2006

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.
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4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of B-Land
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CaptBreadbeard
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iRaven99664
4.8/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Bottled 12/22/14 Drinking 02/01/15

Drinking from a bottle. Can't see through the beautiful dark bottle. Cannot recall if a reddish hue or amberish. By looking at another review someone says medium amber. Nice smoke when opened.

Smell first comes out like a piney marijuana. Shortly fades with subtle notes of pine and slightly sweet from malt. maybe a slight grapefruit hint. Very lovely. Pepper and flora are noted as well.

Taste still piney like eating a forest. Still subtly sweet. It coats the tongue nicely and lingers. This it the right amount of hopness, solid bitter; bready sweet combines for a true IPA treat.

Mouth is slightly creamy thats the slightest watered (just a little so you are not chewy, its not bad). Bubbly carb, definitely from yeast which is nice.

Along with Alaska Brewing Co. IPA and Ruination form Stone, this is one of my new favorite IPAs. Not for new "better beer" drinkers. Not a gateway, needs some mild experience with other crafts.

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4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gotpar
4.94/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mickmanhattan
4.54/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NeubTube
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johlac66
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wkosturko1
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My go to IPA! Love it...

Photo of tunemx
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wvwineguy
4.56/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bitter the right way. Yum

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
3.55/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Balanced IPA with a rounded malt & IBU profile.

Photo of direwolf00
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Weisenbeer
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid, solid, solid. Very nice IPA. One should not hesitate to try and enjoy. Not one that would cause you to "phone the neighbors and wake the kids," but very good.

Photo of Andysalina5
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mobrado
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gabe89
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nitrofenix
4.71/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BCborn
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice,easy drinking, classic IPA

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.61/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tchun
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tpgraham
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jwenzel019
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phocion
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle dated December '14, consumed January '15. Pours into glass a medium amber color with a finger of off-white, foamy head. Light retention and leaves light lacing as it falls.

Aroma is hop-forward, with woody, herbal, floral, pine, and big grapefruit flavors. Very perfumey, some pepper, and a bit soapy. A little biscuit malt for balance.

Flavor follows the nose with a menagerie of hoppy flavors: grass, perfume, pine, and spice. Tons of grapefruit still. Every so slight chewy bread crust provides a nice base for the hops. Little bitterness, and finishes clean and dry.

Medium body and medium-high carbonation. Clean and crisp, refreshing mouthfeel.

Torpedo is a classic late-2000's West-Coast IPA, and I say that in the best way. It doesn't use the trendiest hops, but it's still a solid choice.It finishes great in that way that just makes you want to drink another one.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,392 ratings.