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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

8,760 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,760
Reviews: 2,598
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 176
Gots: 1,059 | 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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Ratings: 8,760 | Reviews: 2,598 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of flipper2gv
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%

Bottle bought while in Vermont, don't know about how fresh it is..

A: Pours quite darker than expected from an IPA. It is amber, almost translucent, light tan color head, very creamy head too. There is a good amount of retention and lacing.

S: This is a very balanced, typically called east coast style IPA. There is a good amount of ripe pineapple juice in this, as well as mango. But, there is also a good, solid, amount of biscuit and caramel malts. Seems quite sweet.

T: The taste confirmed what I smelled. But, this is quite a bit more bitter than expected with a strong orange peel and pine (typical west coast though) like attack right at the front. Then, the pineapple and mango are still there, a bit subdued than in the smell. You still get a good amount of caramel and cookie dough.

M: On the heavier side of medium feel, not too sticky. Carbonation is lively.

O: This is very drinkable and solid. I admit that I suppose the bottle is around 3-4 months old after the tasting, so I admit I may not have the full, correct experience that this beer can offer (I adjust my score accordingly). Still, this is a solid brew.

flipper2gv, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of HoppyADK
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

This is my GO TO beer. When I can't find something new and I want Hoppy - TORPEDO. A great beer

HoppyADK, Saturday at 09:34 PM
Photo of ArchimedesSox
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Pours a clear, light copper color with a really nice, white, thick head that lingers on and on leaving great lacing down a 16oz pub glass.

Nose is a little weak for me but I do get a little pineyness from some hops. Maybe some earthiness as well just the nose was really weak and hard to make out.

Taste really makes up for the smell. Really bold, hops flavor with pine, and earthy hops taking center stage. I get a little bit of the malts that attempt to balance it out but the hops are just too much for them to counter weigh.

Mouthfeel has a decent fullness to it. Not too much though, it is just about where you want it to be for such a powerful beer.

Overall, this is a good beer just a little too much for my taste. I tend to prefer an IPA that is well balanced or a little to the malty side of balanced. This one is the other side of the spectrum from that. I would buy it again but only if I had the hankering for a screaming dose of hop bitterness.

ArchimedesSox, Aug 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Damageman, 33 minutes ago
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

oderus666, Today at 03:48 PM
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2.25/5  rDev -45.8%

WestHam973, Today at 04:39 AM
Photo of RyanK252
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Tallboy can poured into a Sierra Nevada pint glass

A: Pours deep golden amber with a frothy light tan head that laces nicely.

S: Citrus and pine hops, a bit earthy, some herbal spice notes, with some malt sweetness.

T: Big pine hops backed with citrus, orange and grapefruit, some earthy and herbal notes, with caramel malt sweetness there to balance things. Grapefruit rind bitterness reappears on the finish.

M: On the heavier end of medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Maybe not my favorite IPA, but it's earned it's place as a standard for a reason. Very well done brew.

RyanK252, Today at 04:38 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

LestatHIM, Today at 03:44 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Chrislovesbacon, Today at 12:20 AM
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4.52/5  rDev +8.9%

jeffeesley, Yesterday at 09:46 PM
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4.56/5  rDev +9.9%

rickvitale, Yesterday at 05:30 PM
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4.4/5  rDev +6%

-apex-, Yesterday at 05:15 PM
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Techichi, Yesterday at 01:17 PM
Photo of CTIMAI
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Sierra Nevada Torpedo..... Now I'm not much of an IPA master nor do I really care for them, but I gotta say it has a lot of flavor in involved. Can't say so much for the smell. The taste is reminiscent to the pale ale but much more complex. It has a almost sweet quality close to that of a pineapple but not quite, a lot of other flavors that I can't quite pinpoint.The after taste is almost too bitter and seems almost unbalanced because of the almost nonexistent malt. But it keeps you coming back for more. Oh yeah P.S. This is not a casual drinkers beer.

CTIMAI, Yesterday at 09:57 AM
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3.88/5  rDev -6.5%

holder45, Yesterday at 06:24 AM
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3.24/5  rDev -21.9%

BBS323, Yesterday at 02:35 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Everything you want from a big bold west coast IPA

Jlefa, Yesterday at 01:03 AM
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4.28/5  rDev +3.1%

Trooper92292, Wednesday at 08:14 PM
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

embass, Wednesday at 03:12 PM
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4.72/5  rDev +13.7%

Kingrat831, Wednesday at 01:36 AM
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4.68/5  rDev +12.8%

jbires2, Tuesday at 06:54 PM
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,760 ratings.