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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

9,510 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,510
Reviews: 2,705
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 226
Gots: 1,642 | 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:
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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Photo of rowmine
2.42/5  rDev -41.8%
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 jdhilt
2.43/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a one finger off-white head that fades quickly to a ring leaving some lace. Hazy amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Slight piney nose. Flavor is piney hops, not finding any malts, finishing with a lingering bitter aftertaste. The 'extra' in the name is only a word - this is just an IPA that's loaded with hops. $1.60 for a 12oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

Photo of KyleVick4
2.47/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

12 oz in a 16oz pint glass

A: Pours a deep copper with a honey hue. Looks syrupy off the bat. A finger of head that dissipates quickly. Leaves beautiful lacing down the glass

S: Smells of deep piney and syrupy. A touch of sweetness from the malt.

T: uhhhh. not my type. But it smelled so good!!! Harsh and overpowering malt taste with a harsh bitterness of hop. I've never liked Sierra Nevada in taste and this follows the trend. Maybe it's the yeast... Sigh. OK I get a strong citrus before the hard hitting malt that I find borderline aversive.

M: This is really bad mouthfeel. It feels like it stings. Not an alcoholy sting, but almost a bubbly sting. Yet it doesn't appear over-carbonated. Leave a stringent taste in my mouth after each sip. Does not make me want more...

D: There really is no drinkability. I keep putting it back because I am trying to find what everyone is raving about. American IPA is my favorite style and I can drink most all day all night. But this is terrible.

Altogether I think the beer looks and smells terrific. It's a great picture beer to hold in your hand and smell while at a social gathering. I would not recommend sipping the beer though. I had three of these beers out of the six pack and felt sick the next day. Not hungover just sick. Wondering if there is an ingredient SN uses that doesn't get along with me...

Photo of tone77
2.48/5  rDev -40.4%
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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2.5/5  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 AgentZero
2.5/5  rDev -39.9%
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.

Photo of Sheesh101
2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

Photo of Patbrown2
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 adamette
2.6/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Live Review. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my Cooperstown Beverage Trail pint glass.

A 1 to 2 inch basic head over a translucent orange brown body. Kind of basic really.

S No surprise here. Lots and lots of bitter hops.

T Nuthin but hops here. From the first taste through well into the aftertaste is the objectionable grapefruit bitterness that I have never liked...in a grapefruit or a beer. It is true to the style for sure.

M Bitter, biting and full for sure.

D I will not likely drink this beer again after this pint.

Photo of jrallen34
2.61/5  rDev -37.3%
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 9,510 ratings.