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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

8,750 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,750
Reviews: 2,597
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 176
Gots: 1,048 | 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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Ratings: 8,750 | Reviews: 2,597 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

hophound, Oct 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

sclitch, Oct 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

jayhunter357, Oct 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

BTVflatlander, Oct 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

BrandonOakes, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of watermelon
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured in a pint glass. Pretty sure the bottled date says July 8th.

A: Dark amber color with a creamy beige head. heavy lacing on the glass

S: Citrus and grapefruit hops. Piney notes as well.

T: The perfect amount of bitterness. Citrus and strong pine flavors.

M: Great mouthfeel with just the right amount of body.

O: Im not a giant IPA fan but this one is good. Its $3 for a bomber and has a good amount of alcohol in it. This is probably one of the best bang for the buck beers I can think of. I would recommend checking the date though to ensure a fresh beer.

watermelon, Oct 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

ramblinwreck101, Oct 18, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Mulciber_Volcanus, Oct 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Atomicskis5, Oct 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Rasmon, Oct 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

schnarr84, Oct 17, 2013
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4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Amber with a pale yellow two finger head. Good amount of lacings. Aroma is floral hops. Taste is piney grapefruit resinous with a full malt backbone. Good mouthfeel and good carbonation level. Good drinkability even though 7.2%abv. Hard to believe it is 7.2% until later.
Awesome value. Plenty of bitterness and just enough malts to prevent flatline bitter overload.
Love the 16 ounce cans too.

Spikester, Oct 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

kpowledge, Oct 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

JakeWright, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of IKR
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Medium amber color with a generous frothy off white head that slowly faded. Absolutely nothing to change here,

Smell: Restrained nose with pine notes and grapefruit/citrus fruit aromas.

Taste:The pine and citrus fruit aromas carry over to the taste. i also pick up some mild caramel notes. I'm not sure if it's the age of the bottle, but the hop notes are more integrated than some of the other IPAs I've had recently.

Mouth-feel: Just on the light side of medium-bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation.

Overall: A good tasting IPA.

IKR, Oct 17, 2013
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4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a tall pilsner glass around 40 degrees F. This is my third one of the night. The first two I had while I was eating some spicy vegetarian chili, which was a good pairing.

Appearance: Medium clear gold color with fine carbonation. 2-3 fingers of dense, cream-colored foamy head at first that settled down to about a half-finger width after a few minutes with substantial lace on the glass.

Smell: Perhaps a bit too cold, as I'm not getting much aroma. Pleasant but mild hop aromas that are balanced between citrus and herbal qualities. Mostly lemony as far as citrus goes, but a bit of grapefruit is detectable. Not much in the way of malts or yeast.

Taste: Very well balanced. Light malts up front with long progressive bitterness from the hops. More towards the herbal side than the citrus. I'm definitely salivating on the finish from the bitterness that I'm experiencing on the sides of the front part of my tongue.

Mouthfeel: my first few sips of this one seemed fairly aqueous, but after it warmed up a bit it's feeling more integrated. Very lingering astringent quality from the hops. Actually, I still feel like some of the flavors are separating a bit about two-thirds of the way through the sip. Man, it does stick to the roof of your mouth on the finish, though! Medium-bodied.

Overall: I suppose they call this an IPA, but I feel like Sierra Nevada tends towards the APA side of things, as far as having earthier hops and a bit more malt presence. This one is no exception, but it does have extremely lingering astringent hop bitterness. This property paired very well with my spicy chili, and I imagine it would also go well with fatty foods such as some pork belly or cheese, etc. Now that I'm drinking it on it's own, though, it's a bit much. I'm going to go see if I have any cheese in the fridge...

redearth329, Oct 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Laurenessa, Oct 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

SeanAMcGarvey, Oct 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

estevan1024, Oct 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

JohnWPipes, Oct 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

itsjreal, Oct 16, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a beautiful clear ruby red. Enormous and frothy offwhite head. Head fades very slowly; top notch head retention. Quite good lacing as well.

S: Lots of sweet citrus/grapefruit. A little pine and lots of caramel sweetness.

T: Hoppier than the aroma, oddly enough. Loaded with grapefruit. Big, bold grapefruit crispness and bitterness everywhere. There is a pine element backing it up but it's mostly overpowered. Pine shows up more towards the finish and in the aftertaste. Nice sweet caramel malt makes itself known primarily in the finish as well....just prior to a decent wave of bitterness kicking in. Bitter pine and grapefruit floating around between sips.

M: Medium bodied, sticky hops.

O: Very nice IPA. Doesn't smell as pungent as you'd expect but the flavor is quite hoppy and bitter with just enough caramel to back it up and keep it from getting too unbalanced. Relatively simple but well done regardless.

Dope, Oct 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

crashdavisinoh, Oct 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

zaptone, Oct 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

djlucero, Oct 14, 2013
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,750 ratings.