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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

9,010 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,010
Reviews: 2,618
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 183
Gots: 1,181 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

kirbmeist, Nov 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

chrismel, Nov 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

DouglasChasse, Nov 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Resuin, Nov 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Chris_Cali_2o9, Nov 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

nickfish03, Nov 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

bifrost17, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of danreitz
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My buddy bought me a sixer of Torpedo IPA as a thank-you gift. Drinking as I review. Poured from the bottle into a mason jar. Sits penny-copper with a pillowy head and a hoppy aroma. Intense hop taste with an immediate pine bitterness that stayed on my tongue long after each sip. Feels thick and swirly.

This is a great IPA, one which I look forward to finding on tap somewhere. Its flavor is bold but not menacing. If anything, I wish the aftertaste was a little mellower.

danreitz, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: poured from a 24 oz bottle into a mug, deep amber color with a huge light tan head that lingers leaving good lacing, slightly hazy
S: pretty big hop smell, bready malts, light citrus
T: big bitter hops up front that lingers throught the flavor profile, slight sweet malt in the middle, dry finish
M: good carbonation, fuller body, alcohol makes it's presence known
O: a solid American IPA with a big hop presence, lacks a bit on complexity of flavors and nose, good intro for someone new to the "Double IPA" style

M_C_Hampton, Nov 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Eaglefan344, Nov 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

jwat, Nov 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

ColdOneKev, Nov 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

lynlikesbeer, Nov 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

One_Man_Gang, Nov 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Morgan-makes-Cloud, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of silverking
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I poured it room tempurature into a snifter. The color is a beautiful amber, but it lacks that bottle conditioned murkiness that I have come to love from sierra nevada. It sports and off white head with decent lacing. The nose is dominated by pine, citrus, alcohol, and a hint of yeast if you look for it. It is moderately heavy on the palate, and it starts with pure grapefruit and then finishes bitter with a wonderful yeast/bread taste that lingers for quite a while. This is an exceptional beer.

silverking, Nov 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

granmount, Nov 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

bruno1187, Nov 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

VernonKell, Nov 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

jacobfern, Nov 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

johnnyboy76, Nov 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

JohnNasso, Nov 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

gshak, Nov 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

rygo88, Nov 14, 2012
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,010 ratings.