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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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9,639 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,639
Reviews: 2,738
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 235
Gots: 1,760 | FT: 5
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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Ratings: 9,639 | Reviews: 2,738
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look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A few years ago I was in search for a brew that matched a seasonal by Two Bros. Brewing, Hop Juice. I thus came upon Torpedo and my search ended.

Pours an orange/red and somewhat cloudy. Big frothy head. Lacing and head continued as I drank, even to the last sip--impressive!

Floral, piney and sweet malt.

Just enough grapefruit, resin and sweet malt. Hop aroma is vibrant in every sip. Maybe some sharp fruitiness.

A thick resinous, bitter, malty libation that covers well.

This is a perfectly balanced IPA. Hops, bready malt and a sweetness that works. This is a Sierra Nevada classic I've been going to for the past few years, over and over. This needs to be had fresh. I've had Torpedo six months out and it does lack, thus poor review scores I'm sure. Again drink it fresh-drink it often.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

After trying the amazing Sierra Nevada Stout, this was a total letdown. Strong lagery yeasty smell, bitter pine cone taste, ugly clumpy head. Worst IPA I've tried.

I won't be coming back to this one, in fact I'll avoid it and stick with English IPAs.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - poured into pint glass a massive 3 finger head, beautiful golden with amber hued body, clear with some debris in suspension. Head was very soapy and stiff, reluctant to dissipate, left light lacing.

S - aroma of delicous fresh hops dominates, pine, citrus, and slight fruity, a nice malt aroma is present as well, overall though the aroma is a little subdued.

T - delicious, massive fresh flavoring hops up front with a more than adequate bitter finish. hop profile in the taste is on par with the smell, nice pine, citrus and fruity taste. Malt character is there in the back ground lending some sweet support. There is also a nice fruity yeast character that creeps up as it warms adding to the mix. Freshness is very tangible here, the finish is bright, and each refreshing sip reinforces his freshness, superb.

M - the mouthfeel is medium for the style, a little syrupy. The malt is more present in the feel than the taste, finishes a little sweet despite the Bittering hops, making it interesting and very enjoyable.

O - Sierra Nevada never lets me down with their egregious use of hops. Their ales are always fresh tasting, easily attainable and fairly priced. Although IPA/DIPA is my favorite style of beer that I'm always chasing down new examples I haven't tried, at the moment this would be my goto IPA to just buy a 12 pack of and have around the house. This has everything i want: great head retention, beautiful color, great mouthfeel and an outstandingly unique hopcentric taste.

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Fresh can into a pint.

Pours a bright orange with a frothy, two-inch head. Wonderful lacing.

Strong caramel, pine and citrus are joined by a hint of flowers.

Caramel and bread are quickly overtaken by pine, lemon and fresh cut grass. Slight alcohol warmth and a hint of minerals at the finish. A touch high on carbonation.

Solid IPA. Glad it's readily avalible!

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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