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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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9,516 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,516
Reviews: 2,706
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 227
Gots: 1,648 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a wonderful translucent amber with one full finger of tan head. The foam fades in a decent amount of time, leaving frothy ring along the edges of the glass and a few larger bubbles sitting atop the beer.

S: The nose is citrus, pine, a medium amount of malt, and a bit of vegetation. It actually reminds me of a wet hop ale. The main scent is pine, but it has a nice floral bouquet.

T: It starts off sweet with a mild bit of lemony citrus. As it moves to the middle, I get that vegetation flavor (leaves, grass, a bit of dirt). As it move tot he finish, the pine notes come on strong really bitter this beer up.

M: Medium bodied beer. Sweet and coating to start, high carbonation with an effervescent quality at times. It finishes smooth, bitter, and a but dry from all the hops.

O: Very good beer. This would make a great default beer in non "beer-geek" bars. I would drink this again. Yet again, Sierra Nevada makes a wonderful beer. I be hard pressed to object to something that they make.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Straight from the bottle, so I've got to assume on the appearance. Given its SN, safe to assume its better than average.

S - grassy hops. Very much a vegetable type aroma mixed with some citrus oils.

T - solid punch of medium hops. Not much In any particular direction, but little elements of citrus oil, grassy note, then solid medium bitterness on the end. Slightly sweet malt backbone carried things through.

M - high side of carbonation, thin side of thickness.

O - cant complain a bit. A little more assertive than SN's regular IPA. Closer to pretty good than anything else. Solid.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,516 ratings.