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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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9,382 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,382
Reviews: 2,678
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 210
Gots: 1,485 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Rated this as a 3.5 from previously enjoying it a couple of years back. On closer inspection, I recently bought a sixer and sat down for a more detailed examination. Poured from a 12oz bottle into my snifter. Packaged 8/1. Nice and fresh. @ fingers of white head on top of a nice, hazy copper brew. Orange and lemon on the nose, a bit of the resiny, piny note, and the nice characteristic SN fresh smell. Nice pine on the tastebuds, good balanced bitterness overall. Medium body, nice carbonation throughout enjoying the glass, and a nice clean aftertaste. Overall, this is a truly solid IPA. It will definitely find its way back to my fridge.

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

350 ml. bottle. Pretty deep orange colour with an offwhite big head and lacing all the time. Smell of tropical fruits, pine, some caramel, herbal notes, pepper. Full, or almost full body, harsh and creamy palate. Taste of tropical fruits, caramel, pine. Herbal notes. Dry and acidic finish.

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4.8/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow. Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA is a true "World Class Beer". I've enjoyed standard Sierra Nevada Pale Ale over the years but today was my first time sampling this beer. Bought a six pack at my local Spec's.

Pours a orange hued, deep amber with a 1.5 - 2 inch egg shell head on top. Beautiful!!
You can smell the hops from 5 feet away. Intense.
Tastes like an over hopped, intense kick in the mouth. But somehow it manages to be completely balanced and actually very dry for the style. I keep sipping then chugging, then sipping and then staring at the bottle. I'm almost awestruck at how incredibly perfect this is. Standard SN PA is kinda "one note". This is not.
Mouthfeel is not overly carbonated and not too thick.
Overall this is a religious experience of beer. I'm so intrigued that I will be bringing this to the first barbeque of the year just to blow some minds.

Congratulations Sierra Nevada, you have created a masterpiece!!!

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,382 ratings.