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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

9,010 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,010
Reviews: 2,617
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 183
Gots: 1,181 | 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  rDev -3.8%

Theogre83, Dec 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

ccoleman87, Dec 25, 2013
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3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - 4.25 - Great white head with lumpy lacing. Golden amber crystal clear beer.
S - 3.75 - Earthy hops, pine, floral scents, bready malts.
T - 4.00 - Earthy hop bitterness, pine, floral tastes, citrus zest, bready malt in the background.
M - 4.00 - light-medium mouthfeel, very bitter, aftertaste is pine/bitter hops, alc completely covered.
O - 4.00 - great beer, but not the best by far. There are tons of IPAs from Cali (Sculpin, Ruination, Pliny, etc) that I would rather have, even for the price/hunting them down. For the price it's pretty damn good.

ISmith87, Dec 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

MattXT, Dec 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

lorkovicb, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of BaronRogue
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Torpedo is everywhere here in California, so it can often get overlooked or forgotten as a "had".

Picked up a bottle for this very reason and remembered why it is a benchmark for the style... bright amber gold, with the bubbles in this beer appearing to be magical, with heavy lacing all the way down.

Smells of intense pine and citrus, the beautiful Cascade hop shining like a diamond, definitely enough to make most novices take a step back and go "whoa" if they're used to the lighter end of the spectrum.

Taste is the knockout for me here... intense hops but with a heavy malt aftertaste (along with the lingering bitterness). If you like beers that "one-up" other beers and make them taste like water, then Torpedo is a great place to start (Hoptimum would be your ace in the hole though, I have to admit).

Standard, comes in cans and bottles, is bottle conditioned (I think?), and is everywhere. What more could you ask for? Great go-to when you dont feel like experimenting with a diceroll random and want something you know you'll enjoy.

P.S. If you don't know what an actual "torpedo" is in beer speak, you should look it up and check it out, it's really interesting (I won't spoil it for you).

BaronRogue, Dec 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,010 ratings.