Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.23/5 rDev +1.7%
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped: 08913-C-21115-S. Sampled on August 3, 2013.
This pours a handsome looking medium amber with great clarity and a full off-white head that lingers for awhile and leaves lacing as it dissolves.
The nose is a hop feast with a great floral and piney ester that makes me realize thism is a high quality IPA. Dimmer biscuit malts on the backside.
The body is bold and decent with a nice smooth texture.
The taste has the briefest flirtation with biscuit and grainy malts but then the hops pour in from the backside and take over everything leaving a solid hop bitterness at the finish. This is one American IPA that other brewers strive to emulate.
08-03-2013 23:58:45 | More by puboflyons
4.18/5 rDev +0.5%
Single bottle from Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, enjoyed on IPA Day.
Poured into a nonic. Deep amber-caramel in colour, with a half inch of sticky head which leaves some lovely icicles of lace. Great retention on this - quality looking brew.
Nose is citrus (orange and grapefruit), pine, earthy hops, a herbal quality and lots of malt.
Tasty IPA that offers some different flavors to explore. There is a bitter earthy grain to the finish, a sweet citrussy opening, and lots of herbal hoppage in the middle. Generously hopped, to say the least.
Medium bodied, nice assertive carbonation, a bit sticky.
Great IPA, this. Probably my favorite every day Sierra Nevada brew. Big hopped IPA with lots going for it.
08-03-2013 03:53:54 | More by JohnnyBarman
4.4/5 rDev +5.8%
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA is often referred to as the best fair priced IPA. It is consistently stated as a go to beer for many hop-heads out there such as myself. I cannot wait to review this ever so respectable brew. Enjoy!
Appearance- Beautiful golden amber hue to this beer. With the initial pour, there is about a one finger head that seems to be lasting quite a while. Definitely a creamy head but there are some large bubbles. It has low transparency and has medium to high carbonation. Great appearance to this beer.
Smell- With the first sniff of this IPA, I get a reasonable hit of floral and piney hops. With the second waft, I get some tropical hints of orange with a crisp finish to the nose. Final smell with a swirl of the glass there is definitely more presence of bitter hops there is a strong bit of hops in this beer without a doubt.
Taste- Right on the back of the tongue you get a beautiful dry pine and floralness to this brew. Followed directly by that sense of orange that I pick up before with even a little grapefruit possibly. Second sip I get wow way more of the tropical tastes with just a bite of hops to finish it off. Very impressed with the taste especially the dryness on the back of the tongue.
Mouthfeel- Very very smooth to drink for 7.2% it’s totally hidden and well balanced. It is a medium bodied beer that is just light enough to enjoy multiple in an evening. This mouthfeel is how I expect an American IPA to be.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoy this beer and would definitely keep a six pack of this at all times in the fridge. I would recommend it to every craft beer drinker and even to those who are just now exploring the realms of IPA's. There is a bitterness to it but not too overwhelming for anyone. This beer is a two thumbs up. CHEERS!
08-02-2013 14:03:40 | More by Tr0janSlay3r
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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