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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

8,414 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,414
Reviews: 2,568
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 163
Gots: 868 | 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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scxcrunner

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-26-2013 01:22:11 | More by scxcrunner
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Whatnot78

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

08-26-2013 01:07:09 | More by Whatnot78
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kwkurdziel

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-25-2013 23:45:15 | More by kwkurdziel
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Kaveman

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

08-25-2013 21:53:52 | More by Kaveman
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Oelschlager

North Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

08-25-2013 18:57:15 | More by Oelschlager
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bimholte

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

08-25-2013 04:55:16 | More by bimholte
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dren74

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

08-25-2013 00:45:43 | More by dren74
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Lelampp

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-25-2013 00:08:34 | More by Lelampp
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archyquaffer

Montana

3.78/5  rDev -9.1%

Poured from the big bomber into a shaker pint. A standard sort of pour yields about an inch of a slightly tan colored froth. This settles down into a frosty lace that's just a bit clingy. (The wake of some indistinct subsurface projectile can be seen rippling beneath the waves). The beer is hazy, and a pale reddish-golden in color. The beer is quite beautiful, with a unique color.

Lots of piney and citrusy hops on the nose, which would make me hesitate on that first sip- if I didn't know any better. The first sip or two is a citrus and pine needle hop bomb, but as the tongue habituates, a rich, somewhat biscuity malt taste manages to come through. The bitterness lingers and is balanced out in the aftertaste by malty burps. The mouth feel is full enough to stand out.

I'm not a hophead but I like this brew. I also like the extra large bomber- good to fill with my homebrew, and a bargain compared to most of the other ammo in the tubes.

Note: after partaking of a bit more of this, my initial impression was perhaps a bit high, so I modified my score. I will say that the hop happiness can be wearing on the palate if you're not a hopeless hophead. I still rate it pretty damn high for the style. Moral of the story: savor brew a little more, THEN run yer damn mouth (or pen, or whatever).

08-24-2013 04:38:47 | More by archyquaffer
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tpaetow

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-24-2013 00:41:58 | More by tpaetow
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BrandonDZ

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-23-2013 14:04:53 | More by BrandonDZ
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NorthSideSean

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-23-2013 13:43:07 | More by NorthSideSean
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iwillhaveanother

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-22-2013 21:20:31 | More by iwillhaveanother
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Dagsy

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-22-2013 21:17:44 | More by Dagsy
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dejones

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

08-22-2013 11:34:31 | More by dejones
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BBrewington

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-22-2013 07:32:47 | More by BBrewington
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C_S

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

08-22-2013 03:52:11 | More by C_S
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kattmunkel

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-22-2013 03:24:52 | More by kattmunkel
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beerhast

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-22-2013 03:02:59 | More by beerhast
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Blumstein

Spain

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-22-2013 02:49:31 | More by Blumstein
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bccrosley

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

08-21-2013 23:43:49 | More by bccrosley
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earlholman

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

08-21-2013 19:23:28 | More by earlholman
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Isoruku

Illinois

4.14/5  rDev -0.5%

What a treat Torpedo IPA is! Some reviewers here at the Beer Advocate describe Torpedo as quite hoppy, but I disagree. I'd describe it as very nicely balanced, although yes, there is a hop-forward quality to it. But the hints of pineapple, orange, and apricot tend to moderate what would otherwise be a somewhat aggressive hoppiness. The overall experience is very pleasant, making Torpedo a delightful kaleidoscope of flavors. The first time I had it, I was wowed - and still am.

08-21-2013 19:00:03 | More by Isoruku
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SuperbikeShaun

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-21-2013 17:17:36 | More by SuperbikeShaun
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ClayOlivier

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-21-2013 05:20:22 | More by ClayOlivier
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,414 ratings.