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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

8,033 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,033
Reviews: 2,539
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 135
Gots: 677 | FT: 1
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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FLima

Brazil

4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Amber copper color with a thick head with good retention and leaving heavy laces.
Delicious aroma of tropical fruits, pine, citrus and slightly toasted malts. Notes of passion fruit, oranges and grapefruit. Can’t help getting another sniff.
And it got better, bold citrusy flavor. Lots of grapefruits, pine and caramels. Some earthy hops and hints of lemon, herbs and pepper. All that over a sweet malty base.
Dry with a long lasting bitter aftertaste.
Medium body and medium carbonation. 7.2% ABV is completely hidden.
Passed the sneeze test, really bitter IPA.
Solid, assertive and well balanced IPA, actually almost a DIPA. Excellent.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 02:43:22 | More by FLima
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da_beers

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-29-2013 01:01:52 | More by da_beers
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Chickenhawk9932

Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a nice light orange copper with a thick yellowish off white head - good retention and lacing.

Smells of citrus orange grapefruit and pine with some herbal earthy undertones.

A nice hop bitter punch up front with lively flavor. Goes back and froth sweet orange bitter grapefruit sweet malt bitter herb. A delicious easy drinking slightly heavy IPA. Very good.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 23:52:58 | More by Chickenhawk9932
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vobr0002

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

06-28-2013 22:45:25 | More by vobr0002
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JohnG190

New York

4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear copper with a thick, creamy, off-white head. Floral hops with some grapefruit and pine resin. Grapefruit hits the palate first, followed by pine resin and a hint of spice. Nice malt backbone serves as the perfect foil to the bitter hops. Finishes dry and bitter. Smooth mouthfeel with a full body and good carbonation. The quintessential west-coast IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 21:49:46 | More by JohnG190
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420Rick

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Dracarys

Alabama

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Norway

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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BethanyAnnabell

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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george42

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-28-2013 01:49:31 | More by george42
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jmilo64

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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BMan33

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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elglueckert

Montana

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-27-2013 08:10:18 | More by elglueckert
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cam12

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-27-2013 03:03:09 | More by cam12
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Tjshea41

New York

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

06-27-2013 01:25:39 | More by Tjshea41
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mjm47

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-26-2013 23:10:52 | More by mjm47
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JamLand

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-26-2013 23:10:30 | More by JamLand
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seakayak

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-26-2013 21:24:54 | More by seakayak
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HopGrazer

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-26-2013 20:55:50 | More by HopGrazer
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California

3/5  rDev -27.9%

06-26-2013 20:55:42 | More by IPAsStoutsAndPortersOhMy
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-26-2013 07:49:44 | More by abex44
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Chieftog

Nevada

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

06-26-2013 02:33:12 | More by Chieftog
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,033 ratings.