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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

9,375 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,375
Reviews: 2,675
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 210
Gots: 1,479 | FT: 3
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: 9,375 | Reviews: 2,675 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of gabe89
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nitrofenix
4.71/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Nice,easy drinking, classic IPA

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.61/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of jwenzel019
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phocion
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle dated December '14, consumed January '15. Pours into glass a medium amber color with a finger of off-white, foamy head. Light retention and leaves light lacing as it falls.

Aroma is hop-forward, with woody, herbal, floral, pine, and big grapefruit flavors. Very perfumey, some pepper, and a bit soapy. A little biscuit malt for balance.

Flavor follows the nose with a menagerie of hoppy flavors: grass, perfume, pine, and spice. Tons of grapefruit still. Every so slight chewy bread crust provides a nice base for the hops. Little bitterness, and finishes clean and dry.

Medium body and medium-high carbonation. Clean and crisp, refreshing mouthfeel.

Torpedo is a classic late-2000's West-Coast IPA, and I say that in the best way. It doesn't use the trendiest hops, but it's still a solid choice.It finishes great in that way that just makes you want to drink another one.

Photo of Kmahle1985
3.76/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuck6860
4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a beer drinkers beer. Nice bold flavor.

Photo of Hoptimus_prime78
3.82/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattGrimley
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of randomNBGD
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of condorsim
3.71/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of D1rtYHeaD
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cvignola94
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LJTate
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

A- Honey golden color. Beautiful carbonation with half finger white foam.
S- Different as most ipa`s, weaker aroma of hops, honey, orange and fresh grains.
T/M- Bitter all the way. Sweeter finish from honey. Lots of barley.

O- Not my favorite ipa.

Photo of guitarguy07
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZebraCakez
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A classic, hoppy, west coast IPA. Pine and citrus shine through, light body and active carbonation complete a satisfying, we'll balanced brew that should be in every hop heads normal rotation.

Photo of boodz85
4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dudewithabeer
3.28/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Not bad! Easy find at most stores. Definite win

Photo of Yancey82
3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of enjambed
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving: bottle into tulip glass. packaged 9/23/14, consumed 1/24/15. I expect the hops will be a bit faded, but still think it's fair to review. (There is no official best by date for Torpedo).

Look: Dark orange, almost red. Moderate pour produces a creamy head that settles to a thick layer of lace. Lots of lacing, very sticky!

Smell: Floral, a little sweet, some grapefruit, some biscuity malts. Pretty mellow overall.

Taste: The hops have actually held up pretty well. A good amount of citrus and grapefruit with a punch of bitterness still dominates the flavor. Malts add substance and balance out the flavor to make it smooth and easy-drinking. Bitterness lingers in the finish.

Feel: Smooth, almost creamy. Finish is sticky and lingers like a resiny IPA should.

Overall: Torpedo is a solid go-to IPA for a good reason. It packs considerable flavor, hops, and ABV at a reasonable price.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,375 ratings.