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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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9,196 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,196
Reviews: 2,626
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 188
Gots: 1,277 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color: Light caramel, very sticky head
Smell: light sweet citrus tangerine/grapefruit
Taste: Nice slightly thicker taste than most light beers. Nice light citrus flavor followed by the light bitterness of hops, leaves a fresh touch of the citrus in mouth.
Very good tasting beer without being too much, very nice to drink.

Photo of bambam2517
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on a few occasions now, tried again side by side with Ranger IPA over the weekend. Reviewing from notes.

A - Hazy copper body with a nicely developed lace ring that lasts long into the pint.

S - Hoppy and herbal, a slight tinge of citrus.

T - Falls mostly in the hoppy range, but there is enough of a variety to keep it interesting. I like that this is hops front and center from beginning to end, makes for a purity in beer I admire in German counterparts.

M - Tastes crisp and fresh, finish is slightly bitter but not too drying. Smooth enough to have a few paired with a meal.

O - Real quality in this one especially considering the quantities in which its produced. If a buddy is at the supermarket and calls asking "what should I bring?", this is probably one of the best to be found in the grocers case...

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4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Hazy amber, off-white head.

Aroma - Passion fruit and conifer.

Flavor - Grapefruit, tangerine, some light sweet malty notes.

Mouthfeel - Relatively soft carbonation for an IPA. Balanced finish.

Very clean IPA. I really enjoyed this one.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my sam adams perfect pint glass or whatever it's called. consumed at about 67degrees F.

A: copper color, white head that lasts forever, leaves a beautiful lacing on the glass as I drink.

S: piney, grassy, earthy hops. not much else as far as I can tell

T: hops to start, hops in the middle, slightly sweet end. more piney/earthy than citrusy. typical sierra nevada yeast taste at the end

M: nice. leaves my lips a bit sticky. alcohol burn in my throat/on the back of my tongue. I prefer a nice prickly carbonation in an IPA, and that is slightly lacking.

O: beautiful looking beer, smell is good but not complex, taste is spot-on, I would prefer a tiny bit more carbonation. Really good beer and easy to find around here: my go to IPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,196 ratings.