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
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Ratings: 9,229
Reviews: 2,634
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 191
Gots: 1,311 | 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 Allurex
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz picked up at the 16th St Albertsons last night... don't remember the price.. poured into my shaped SA glass.

Hefty creamy looking 2 finger head.. the brew is a polished lite honey..

the nose is a slam of citrus zest.. smells very fresh.. really very hoppy.. sorta blurring the line with a DIPA..

Not as bitter as expected... more of a teeth scraping hoppy flavor.. tons of zesty hops.. only enough pale malts to help keep it from being hop juice.. finish is fairly dry and very focused on hops.. the body is perfect so is carbonation..

Surprised I haven't ticked this one yet.

4/4.25/4.25/4.25/4.25

Photo of Chris7482
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CO_GD
3.86/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of the_kenosha_kid
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of joster_951
4.66/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RedDevil36
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A great hoppy finish for someone who loves the hops.

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.69/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JooJooEyeballs
3.3/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottle rated, on tap kick up the taste to 3.75 as well as the overall rating.

Photo of Freehouse
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of skrabbenhoft
3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MustyDusty
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bgage725
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great unique hoppy citrus taste

Photo of schiltl
2.78/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

It will work In a pinch

Photo of Jiveturkey75
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leitmotif
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kgammell1
3.74/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of peachy-tay
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ukwildcatsr1
4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lambpasty
4.54/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DarthVorador
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of illpass78
3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a standard pint.

Appearance: Pours a copper-gold color with a short white-ish head that sticks around. Tons and tons of white lacing.

Aroma: Smell has a big, citrusy/piney hops presence.

Taste: The taste is even more heavy on hops. The pine and citrus in the nose are even more present on the palate. Lots of bitter hop bite, and some alcohol burn. It's a sipper for me - one to drink slowly, though the taste isn't very diverse, it's more like just really bitter.

Mouthfeel: It has the right depth for a really hoppy IPA. Not watery, but not too thick either.

Overall: Pretty good hoppy IPA. I paired this with some Mexican truck food, which was kind of a mistake. This is a better beer to have slowly on its own or with a big, time-consuming meal.

Photo of BruinsDude325
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FogDishHead
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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