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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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9,210 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,210
Reviews: 2,630
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 190
Gots: 1,289 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into tulip

A: Amber with a copper tint. Plenty of clarity letting a decent amount of light pass presenting a moderately carbonated appearance that produced a weak head, but drags along some lacing.

S: Dry nose upfront, pine and earth. Muted florals with sweet fruits, without too much citrus present; nice spice too. Lightly zesty, citrus peel, grapefruit.

T: Surprisingly malty in the forward feel, resinous, dry, ginger mixed with other spices. Hop profile is more muted that I would have anticipated. The resinous feel exchanges with subtle notes of caramel – really well balanced, almost too well balanced if that makes sense. Alternative citrus, nectarine, lemongrass – finished slightly sweet, tropical mango

M: Nice body with strong crisp mouthfeel that is refreshing. Medium carbonation plays on the tongue and imparts a zesty-dry aftertaste that is vaguely sweet.

O: Wow, not exactly what I expected. This beer is crisp a very drinkable. The malt profile here is very significant, beyond balancing the beer. Hops are around, but in the leading rolls I was expecting, but still imparting their fruity zest. Honestly this reminds me of Nugget Nectar a lot. Just because it wasn’t what I anticipated doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy. I would scoop this if you like an IPA with solid malt structure.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Overall, this beer is fantastic. It has a very piney aroma, and finishes with a bitter, hoppy taste. It pours a rich dark amber/brown with a very frothy two finger head. If you enjoy a strong and flavorful IPA you must try Sierra Nevada's Torpedo Extra IPA.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,210 ratings.