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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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9,377 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,377
Reviews: 2,675
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 210
Gots: 1,481 | 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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Photo of Kraj30
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

sierra is so consistent and great..

Photo of KAP72
3.4/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of timbro81
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Can Sierra Nevada do anything wrong? No. But for some reason I didn't hold out too much for this beer, wow was I ever pleased. Pours a light straw copper color with a nice amount of carbonation that feeds a consistent layer of foam that laces nicely down a glass. Smell of sticky, pungent, sweet piney hops, really rich and full. Great aroma. Light silkiness on the tongue that gives way to flavors of lightly toasted grains mingling well with a fair but not overpowering amount of hops. The aftertaste is where the hops kickit into high gear. They develop further and leave my mouth with a nice dryness. This beer is firing on all cylinders and I'm super pumped it will be in the full-time lineup.

Photo of Chelsea1905
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bought a 12oz bottle for just under $1.50, so the deal on this beer may sway the voting a little because this is a good deal!

Poured a nice amber colour, completely transparent, with a nice fluffy bread-like head that slowly disappeared and left nice spotty lacing throughout.

Smelled of a little bit of hops, some malty backbone, and a little mango and wet grass in there. Slightly watery.

Tastes great for as cheap as it is, but to be honest there are better.

Right amount of effervescence, medium bodied.

Almost drank the whole bottle ina oner, but this is a great little beer!

Photo of Wheelinb
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a beer for hop heads for sure. Nice deep copper color and a thick head that left very tell tale lacing all over the glass. Did not get the big aroma of citrus and pine typical of a lot of IPA. This was more of a warm and toasty smell and taste with a big bitter bite of hops.

Photo of stingrayvr6
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Showed a dark orange amber with a thick creamy head that stuck around the whole time and clung to the glass the whole way down. Smell of big piney and cirtus hops. Incredibly complex nose. Taste starts out with cirtus hop bite, creamy and sticky, spicy hops balance the citrus with a malt body underneath that keeps all the hops in check and makes this incredibly drinkable. Fantastic IPA.

Photo of Kaiser81
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received from a coworker as a Xmas gift in one of those 10 beer variety packs. Thanks, Justin.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a nice light amber color with a finger width of pillow-like head. There is nice lacing left on the glass

S - Lots of pine with a hint of citrus (grapefruit) and some bready sweetness. Not the most potent smelling IPA, but you can tell this will be a hop bomb!

T - Lots of wood, and pine, resin, and grapefruit...and just a bit of alcohol. This truly is an extra IPA, as it says on the bottle. There is just a touch of malt for some balance, but the hops are definitely dominating the taste.

M - Light bodied with excellent carbonation. It's just so easy to drink. Oh wait, that's the next one.

D - It's just so easy to drink. I could have a couple of these and sleep well for the night.

Photo of nakedninjaturtle
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of dandmc24
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of PolarBear3
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Poured a golden orange/copper in colour with large off white frothy head that retains well with some lacing.

S - Extremely hoppy citrus aromas that are quite pronounced. I get some lemon and a hint of like tangerine.

T - Citrus hoppy notes allround with some pine nut and a little grapefruit along with a little sweet malt on the rather dry and slightly bitter finish.

M - Medium bodied with good carbonation that is rather crisp and refreshing

O - Overall a pretty decent IPA with the hoppiness and bitterness at the finish balanced nicely.

Photo of FrankyLikesIt
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of Stouttyme
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of pentasyllabic
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ChadA83
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Hophead420
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of prdrums77
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of MichaelPiazza
4.2/5  rDev +1%

Photo of AFchino
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of rsquared59
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Uncledoobz
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of drunkboxer1
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep golden pour. Smells and tastes a lot like piney american hops. Thick and malty. Quite bitter but not one dimensional. A good amount of carbonation; stings the tongue a little bit. Had with some tacos. Why do people always want to pair IPAs with spicey food? I don't get it, I'd rather have an easy drinking lager. Worth buying again.

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

Finally was able to score some of this on Friday. I've been waiting on this one patiently ever since I heard about it. Poured a nice golden amber into my pint glass with a two finger head. Leaves some nice lacing as I drink. Some nice hop aromas and some sweet maltiness and alcohol. Lovely citrusy smells. I thought the nose was a little lacking as this is an extra IPA but what is there is good. Very balanced flavor nothing really overpowering the other, nice hoppiness followed by the malts. Very drinkable IPA. Doesn't have quite the bite of Celebration but still a great beer.

Photo of cottonkoozie
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Great brownish orange color. Nice head with good retention. great lacing.

S - Citrus hops as well as a piney smell.

T - Great taste, citrus hops, with a piney taste to it. Good level bitterness, not overpowering. Finishes with a great spicy taste.

M - Perfect carbonation for the style. Nice and full.

D - Great drinkability, smooth and easy to drink. The bitterness is so that is makes this very drinkable.

Another great beer from Sierra. Not as strong as the celebration, but stronger than the pale ale, good in between IPA to offer as a year round. Will definitely be on my list of regulars.

Photo of DrJones
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of dismal
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle to a pint glass, pours a murky dark orange color with a small white head that quickly reduces to almost nothing but leaves some ok lacing down the glass. I think it just got poured off as I've seen this one with a better head before. Smell is very good, very hoppy. Smells citrusy and piney and just smells very good overall. Taste is just as the smell would lead it to be, citrus and pine hops. Kind of bitter all the way though and has a pretty piney after taste. Really great taste, especially when it warms up just a bit. A little high ABV but it's no problem at all. Another great beer from Sierra Nevada, just one of those breweries you can't go wrong with. This one quickly became a favorite from them and one I'll try and pick up whenever possible.

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,377 ratings.