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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

9,526 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,526
Reviews: 2,708
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 228
Gots: 1,655 | 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:
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: 9,526 | Reviews: 2,708 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of samsbinky
3.77/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kcarp90
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of mnbrewery
3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JonnyBoyy
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great overall IPA, but Celebration Ale has a bit more character. This is a good IPA for the hop forward characteristics

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

Photo of dacoit
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BcCraft710
3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vincentmass
4.94/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Not over the top hoppy. though i dont know what "extra" ipa means. otherwise beautifully well rounded. i might just go pour one more tonight.

Photo of sremed60
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chuckwalsh
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dfhhead25
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mdexter
4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

It's among my favorite of the high-hop-content American IPAs at 65 IBUs with some unique ingredients and inventive hopping techniques. It pours a deep amber with soapy head and resilient lacing. The aroma is that familiar hallmark of American West Coast IPAs: fresh Magnum bittering hops with their pungent citrus, juniper, and grassy notes and typical floral charm. Take a sip and the smokey-sweet malt coats your mouth while the Citra hops - the sour diesel of hops - settle on your breath for the long haul. The balance is perfect. To me this is one of the best strong IPAs by one of the best - one of the pioneers - of the American pale ale genre.

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

Photo of Nolo
4.85/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dictator
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Birmz
3.47/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MdMcBee
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chaseparker9
4.52/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks great, smells great, quality beer as usual.

Photo of GregSemenza
3.87/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Geoffq
3.74/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StevenMilligan
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SierraFlight
3.55/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

24oz bottle poured into hotel rocks glass. Clear amber with a finger of white head. Good retention and lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, caramel, mint, pear. Taste is slightly sweet fruit and caramel followed by herbal, citrus rind, and aspirin bitterness. Medium body, sticky texture, moderate carbonation, dry medicinal finish.

Photo of frankwoj
3.82/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,526 ratings.