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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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9,386 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,386
Reviews: 2,679
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 212
Gots: 1,499 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass

A - After a pretty vigorous pour it produced a nice off white frothy off white head. The color is your run of the mill amber, nothing too fancy.

S - Citrus Hops prepare the mouth for what should be a tasty IPA

T - The hops definatly pull through. For an IPA that is packaged and priced like your run of the mill IPA, it definitely has a much bigger flavor that what i was expecting.

M/D - A fair amount of carbonation. Goes down smooth. I can see my self picking up another sixer for a weekend night of drinking. Good stuff!

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4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a clear amber orange color with some sparse yellow highlights. Only a finger worth of off-white foam but it is densely packed and lasts a while and leaves some spotty lacing on the glass.

S - the aroma is a little more subtle than most American IPAs but that is a welcome change. Starts off with a soft caramel sweetness, while notes of candied orange and grapefruit rind give it balance. There is a hint of herbal, leafy, resinous notes almost piney.

T - dryer on the tongue than expected but there is still a touch of caramel sweetness. Leafy green herbal notes mix with citric bitterness and a touch of pineapple. Herbal notes become more reinous on the back of the tongue. The lengthy finish is bittersweet candied citrus.

M - medium bodied. Texture is crisp when colder but creamy but with a watery quality as it warms. Medium carbonation.

O - great beer. The mouth feel does seem to get a little flat as it warms but this is a beer I would certaintly keep on hand consistently. This makes me want to purchase a bottled sixer just to update my previous review.

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4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- One of the nicer looking IPA's I've seen. Dark orange body with a solid finger's worth of head, and very intense carbonation.

S- As soon as I got the bottle open, a sharp note of bitterness jumped out. Once I got closer to the beer after it had been poured, I didn't find much else to describe. Their was definite bitterness, and what seemed like a bit of citrus. The aroma was quite faint sadly.

T- A very good hop backbone and then some more hops on top. I enjoyed the bitterness that I found in this one. You get a pretty good taste from the hops for about 30 seconds before some of the citrus works it's way to the top. The hops also have more of a pine taste to them than in most IPA's and it comes off as a bit more bitter than beers using other hops. There is some malt in this one, but it plays it's part in balancing the drink, without making much note of itself.

It is what it is, and it's a hop heavy IPA. I enjoy it substantially, but people looking for more balance should look elsewhere. The only thing I didn't like about the taste was how evident the citrus was in the aftertaste.

M- Medium full body with hops and carbonation that do some work on your tongue. A bit creamier than the average IPA as well.

D- Very drinkable, and very easy to find. I'm glad that I picked it up.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,386 ratings.