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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

9,615 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,615
Reviews: 2,734
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 236
Gots: 1,737 | FT: 5
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: 9,615 | Reviews: 2,734
Photo of markjarema11
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of devilmakesthree
3.38/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoctorZombies
3.82/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark gold pour and foamy white head. Grass and pine notes. Herbal hops balanced with semi sweet malt base. Bitter finish. Medium lite mouthfeel with hoppy tongue coating. I think I like the Hoppy Camp a little more!

Photo of loudidonato
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JV-NH
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hawaii_brewer
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look- dark golden color, nice pour,nice foamy head
Smell- got a little crisp hoppy smell
Taste- nice hoopy taste. Not bitter. Just the right touch of hops with a floral aftertaste
Feel-really smooth beer
Overall- a great ipa. Definitely one of my favorites
If you haven't had a torpedo ipa your missing out.

Photo of johnson99
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of devin305
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pdonovan16
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kuaff
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

In my imperial pint glass at cellar temperature. How have I not reviewed this yet?

Torpedo has a nice two centimeters or so of off-white foam for a head and a vibrant, deep sunset orange color.

It smells of fresh bread, honey, sweet lemon and orange, and herbal pine.

The flavor is a beautifully balanced ride, starting with tangy citrus, moving to sweet white bread and marmalade, and ending with a fairly dry finish of biscuity malts, citrus rind, and resinous pine. Lingering dank and bitter hops tease my palate for another sip.

I'm fond of the feel. Pretty well-carbonated but not too prickly, and ever so slightly sticky.

Kind of a classic IPA. Substantially hoppy and bitter, but with other balancing attributes as well.

Photo of Tommygunn
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hippieflip
3.77/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBrenchak
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 2Bstout
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Agoguitar
3.46/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of willsting8
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ryan33iowa
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of iwhoopedbatman
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulytasker
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mosant
3.52/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a 345ml bottle.
Appearance: good Amber colour and slightly off white head 1.5 cm that lingers well.
Aroma: good citrus and pine aroma overall but not nearly as intense as expected given this is an extra IPA with unique dry hopping technique provided by the Torpedo and the fact that whole cones are used. To that extent is was a bit disappointing compared to plenty of Aussie IPAs I have tested. Perhaps I had a batch close to expiry or not so fresh and some aroma freshness has gone.
Flavour: some citrus notes on the front palate and good strong hop bitterness on the finish. Enjoying the extra bite with higher alcohol content. Mouthfeel was very good with smooth and slightly creamy finish.
Overall: I was really looking forward to trying the
Is beer as I love a good IPA and I love the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale so much that I was expecting to be blown away. I was not however. The beer is very good I'm flavour but just missed on aroma overall.

Photo of unklemike
3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tbone2131
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FrancisM12
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Awesome head and copper color. Tasty, citrus and sweet flavors. Really nice hops. All IPA fans should at least give it a try. I think you'll like it as much as I do.

Photo of JCMattson
4.8/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of brainfock
4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,615 ratings.