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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

8,275 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,275
Reviews: 2,554
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 148
Gots: 792 | 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:
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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drinkAK

Alaska

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

08-04-2013 18:17:46 | More by drinkAK
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Sisky

California

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

08-04-2013 18:05:49 | More by Sisky
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RedWeizen83

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-04-2013 17:16:12 | More by RedWeizen83
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gspeicher

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-04-2013 16:50:01 | More by gspeicher
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-04-2013 07:13:32 | More by wonothesane42
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kustard

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

08-04-2013 03:53:05 | More by kustard
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jgreenward

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

08-04-2013 01:42:08 | More by jgreenward
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

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
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Lightman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

08-03-2013 21:17:17 | More by Lightman
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.9%

08-03-2013 15:41:00 | More by mpalestino
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jakecattleco

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-03-2013 06:10:10 | More by jakecattleco
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KeyWestGator

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

08-03-2013 04:20:16 | More by KeyWestGator
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

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
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Tunoso

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

08-03-2013 02:45:00 | More by Tunoso
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ghostRdr

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-03-2013 01:45:44 | More by ghostRdr
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FIN

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

08-02-2013 23:11:09 | More by FIN
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Teddy-Pickles

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-02-2013 22:13:42 | More by Teddy-Pickles
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PhishPhan

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-02-2013 20:21:02 | More by PhishPhan
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hsus0225

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

08-02-2013 20:07:25 | More by hsus0225
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beer_advocate_advocate

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

08-02-2013 16:45:23 | More by beer_advocate_advocate
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krome

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

08-02-2013 16:08:04 | More by krome
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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-02-2013 15:57:07 | More by BRYeleJR
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Tr0janSlay3r

Pennsylvania

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
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nygannon

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-02-2013 07:21:57 | More by nygannon
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beerbrains

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-02-2013 05:08:58 | More by beerbrains
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,275 ratings.