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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

9,361 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,361
Reviews: 2,672
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 208
Gots: 1,465 | 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: 9,361 | Reviews: 2,672 | Display Reviews Only:
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
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cvignola94
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LJTate
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
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
4.2/5  rDev +1%
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
3.29/5  rDev -20.9%
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
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of enjambed
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Photo of lehmanmd
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stanolszyk24
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dingoose
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cycle69
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of lushes22
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Nice light copper color with hint of brown. Very inviting.
S. Citris, pine, and a little grassy. Inviting smell that makes you look forward to first taste.
T. Similar to smell. Grapefruit with a bit of tangerine. Very enjoyable and can pick up the fresh dry hops.
M. Medium carbonation with dry feel.
O. Just a very solid ipa on all counts. Great that this is a year round brew.

Photo of MarkLinton1
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful reddish amber color. Pours smooth with nice one finger head that lingers. Smell of pine and grapefruit. Wonderful hop explosion with dry finish that slowly rolls across the tounge. Even a hint of cherry picked up within the citrus and pine. All in all a very nice robust American IPA. Truly a go to favorite for me.

Photo of moundbz
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

lots of bitter, not bad, kind of a sipper

Photo of RJB66
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ImperatorScab
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hoppecatania
3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jackjaffar
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beltz15
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Blackpond
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scottspencer
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,361 ratings.