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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

8,019 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,019
Reviews: 2,539
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 134
Gots: 667 | 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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Ratings: 8,019 | Reviews: 2,539 | Display Reviews Only:
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jak

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-17-2013 03:17:41 | More by jak
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peteh2112

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-17-2013 02:31:53 | More by peteh2112
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Cleaver35

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-17-2013 01:14:08 | More by Cleaver35
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GuitarIPA

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-17-2013 00:25:25 | More by GuitarIPA
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-17-2013 00:24:22 | More by jbaker67
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Ragnarok88

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-16-2013 19:42:28 | More by Ragnarok88
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scotorum

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

a. Medium amber very close to the color of the Short's Pandemonium I had last night., but clear rather than translucent. Finger thick white head disspitates quickly, leaving a lacing ring which hangs in place as the contents are consumed.

s: Surprisingly mild considering the rep of this ale as a relative hop bomb. More nose hint of hops is evident as it warms and is drunk.

t: Hoppy! No particularly evident flavor, but a powerful hop bite. Pretty strong hop aftertaste. A winsome cedar note evident near the finish.

m: Smooth until the hops hit the taste buds, which is not long!

o: A beer with a built-in wake-up call. I bought a twelver on sale assuming I'd like it as a summer brew because of the reviews. Just about what I expected. Certainly not for the mild mainstream tastes of the average summer beer drinker, but it will get their attention! A helluva good buy if you want a brew that has something to say to your tongue.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 18:31:17 | More by scotorum
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Satanic

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-16-2013 15:38:53 | More by Satanic
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swinyeju

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-16-2013 15:38:03 | More by swinyeju
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Orange

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-16-2013 07:27:19 | More by Orange
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Johnny_Duck

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-16-2013 03:36:54 | More by Johnny_Duck
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MarkGutz

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-15-2013 23:05:32 | More by MarkGutz
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Orangish-amber; hazy; big frothy head, long lasting

Aroma: Hoppy; citrus; floral; grapefruit notes

Taste: Malty with a hop bite right up front; moves to a malty honey sweetness in the mid and finishes bittersweet; very well balanced; excellent IPA

Remarks: // Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 22:36:13 | More by IchLiebeBier
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Dreizhen

France

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-15-2013 11:33:17 | More by Dreizhen
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blt2646

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-14-2013 21:41:47 | More by blt2646
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-14-2013 15:38:10 | More by Dcunicelli
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Desmodoc

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-14-2013 14:54:40 | More by Desmodoc
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kingslotty

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-14-2013 03:05:08 | More by kingslotty
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Soonerick76

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-14-2013 01:42:57 | More by Soonerick76
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pajonkunz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-13-2013 16:43:58 | More by pajonkunz
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neckbracesub

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-13-2013 11:43:56 | More by neckbracesub
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HopsXray

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-13-2013 08:31:08 | More by HopsXray
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RoZnstyle

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - pours clear, copper in color, with just the right amount of carbonation. Little head with no lacing.

S - very appealing smell. Floral notes and of course the aromatic hops but not overwhelming which is a good thing. Subtle is best in my opinion.

T - very smooth for what is essentially an imperial. Finishes smooth and clean with a sweet aftertaste pine, citrus, and floral notes. Alcohol is well hidden on this one.

M - once again, very smooth on the pallet with just the right amount of carbonation. Leaves your pallet with a sweet aftertaste.

O - very solid entry for Sierra Nevada. I know this craft brew has become mainstream but don't overlook this one. It's solid and I would definitely pick this one up again.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 01:34:08 | More by RoZnstyle
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DCH

New York

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

06-12-2013 23:02:41 | More by DCH
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shawnohall

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-12-2013 21:11:12 | More by shawnohall
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,019 ratings.