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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9,238 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,238
Reviews: 2,637
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 191
Gots: 1,326 | 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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Photo of Badger6
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First time from the can, into a snifter.

A: Clear orange, golden brown body, slightly off-white head that retains a nice surface cap and huge ring, with tons of lacing. Some visible carbonation...but you gotta look for it.

S: Subdued aroma, spicy hop note comes through on a deep sniff. Surprisingly subdued for a DIPA.

T: Lots of piney hops, with hints of citrus. Toastiness. Some malty sweetness in the aftertaste.

M: Moderate body, slightly prickly carbonation. Veryt slightly drying from the bitterness of the hops.

O: A fine and easily drinkable DIPA. Subdued aroma, yet very true with the expected hoppy notes, and the flavor is all DIPA. Of note, it is not boozy (though some claim it is), I think the huge portions of hops lead some to interpret the booziness. Get some spicy food, and drink a few of these down...the food will taste great and the beer and will still come through onto the palate for a pleasant accompaniment.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I thoroughly enjoyed this brew. Great color, smell, and taste. I'd recommend it to anyone who can handle a bitter beer. I bought a 12 pack of bottles my first time having it, and honestly I wasn't sure if I'd like it or not but once I opened the bottle and caught a whiff i knew I was going to love it. One of my favorites in recent memories. Also, in my opinion, it's great cold, however, I think it tastes a little better after letting it get just a tad warm. Enjoy.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,238 ratings.