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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

8,544 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,544
Reviews: 2,580
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 163
Gots: 954 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Poured a clear, ruddy copper with a mostly lasting and easily regenerative rocky two finger off-white head, leaving some bubbles & thickness on the sides of the glass. Lime, pine, grapefruit hops and caramel/toffee malt aromas. Grapefruit & pine bitter hop flavours with a lovely strawberry, peachy sweetness in the back. The finish isn't too lingering or harsh, nicely rounded with just a bit of clinging peppery bite. Some brightness from the carbonation keeps the mouthfeel fresh on a medium body.

CuriousMonk, Feb 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

slym, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an interesting chestnut/auburn color, not much of the red edges I expect to see in an AIPA. Clear and pretty nonetheless. White head is medium in size and staying power.

A strong citrus hop nose, some piney earthy notes in the background that make a brief acquaintance with caramel malt. the taste is orange citrus and some hop spice. Some balance here with sweet malt, but the hops are king and they remind you over and over.

Body is nice, carbonation is perfect. This is a nice drinkable 7.2% AIPA. But lets face it. Line this up with Celebration, SNPA, Harvest Ale, etc., and the average BA would be hard pressed to identify which is which is which. You will all argue this point with me because you all have more refined palates, but this is a majorly recycled recipe.

Love the beer, but it is nothing new to me. Still...great beer. Drink it!

ZimZamZoom, Feb 11, 2009
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,544 ratings.