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

9,229 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,229
Reviews: 2,634
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 191
Gots: 1,313 | 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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Photo of who2host
2.39/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I was very disappointed with this one. It tastes nothing like a "Extra" IPA, more like a severely outdated domestic malt liquor with a couple of hop pellets thrown in. It was almost hard to finish but I stuck it out. It has an almost metalic taste to it. The smell is off and the mouthfeel is just too syrupy. I'm not exactly sure why this has such a high score. I won't be trying this one again, I wouldn't even want to cook with it.

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2.4/5  rDev -42.3%

Photo of tone77
2.4/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A big thanks to woodychandler for this can. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has an orange/brownish color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of piney hops. Taste is a hop bomb, extreme bitterness, wow, I like hops but this is the most bitter beer I have ever had. Feels medium bodied and very bitter in the mouth and overall is way to unbalanced for my liking.

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2.4/5  rDev -42.3%

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2.4/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

16oz poured into a 20oz shaker

Qutie dissapoitned with the new can.

Not sure what happened with my 16oz 4 pack but this is NOT the same as it comes out of the bottle.

I hope this is a bad batch but i got a STRONG metalic taste out of this beer with little to no hop flavor.

I will give this a try again in the future to reassess. :(

Photo of AgentZero
2.45/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

A - Orangish color in the pint glass with a huge head that overflowed onto the table. Just a bad pour. Bubbles on the head were too big.

S - Get the hops, but get way too much pine resin in this. Kind of unpleasant, is this a new car smell or something?

T - Not good. Tastes like I'm kissing a pine tree, all I get are pine notes and pine with a hoppy bite at the end. Feel like I got lost in a forest in Michigan somewhere and slept in a bunch of pine needles.

M - Crisp and decent carbonation.

D - Can't do it, too piney, and sadly, not pliney.

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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

I clearly got a bad beer, purchased in 4-pk 16oz can. No citrus, no nothing....just alcohol.

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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

Photo of jrallen34
2.58/5  rDev -38%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I drank this from a bottle into a pint.

This beer pours a dark orange with a decent white head, not much lacing.

The aroma is very bitter, lots of hops and pine cone.

The taste is like the aroma but super-charged. Its all pine cone, I feel like I'm a squirrel. The bitter is so overwhelming it makes it hard to drink very much of this.

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,229 ratings.