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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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8,558 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,558
Reviews: 2,580
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 164
Gots: 962 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Sep 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

tommy5, Sep 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Stokes_, Sep 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Sonofalime, Sep 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

jamesewelch, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of brurevu
4.71/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The Torpedo poured a deep golden amber with a full and fluffy head. The aroma was full of citrusy dank and herbal hops. The flavor is almost straight up juicy grapefruit with a piney hop on the back end that coats your palate with a dense bitterness. The citrus grapefruit hops pulled me in and the thick chewy body makes the torpedo a satisfying brew.

brurevu, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of akmt76
3.33/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Beer was tasty, a bit skunky in flavor, but overall enjoyable. Was wishing for more depth in flavor... I wished for more hops or more uniqueness as far as beer goes. I guess mass produced beer has its limits...Sierra Nevada has always been a great seller, I've had customers and friends tell me they prefer regular Sierra Nevada compared to the torpedo...

akmt76, Sep 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

MikeLenehan, Sep 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Basshooker, Sep 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Butchnasty, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

michaelsmith11, Sep 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

mtpHokie, Sep 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

db12, Sep 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

mlefebvre7, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

EvanWilliams, Sep 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer in Vermont at a bar that was out of Heady Topper.
Very good I must say!
Bought it in the bottle at home and still love it.
Very hoppy nice color.
Mouth feel is nice with a clean finish.
They produce more so it is easier to procure...

it's hard to get Heady Topper around these parts....

Brianedonovan, Sep 02, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

grocery store bomber

a: poured into a reubens snifter, the beer is copper in color, with a healthy off-white carbonation that soon falls back to a thin coating

s: falls squarely into line with all those great SN ipas/pas floating around out there...tropical fruits and citrus rind hops, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, and a nice little fruit punch aroma, fresh and juicy, mingle with a clean, balanced caramel and pale malt body, perhaps a touch of pine resin in there, nice

m: carbonation just around moderate, with a body tending towards the light side of the medium range

t: the caramel and pale malt base supports a healthy dosing of fresh hop flavors tending towards the tropical and citrus side of things - grapefruit, tangerine, mango, passionfruit; a brief malt sugar at the front yields to a building bitterness, reaching full strength and lingering well into the finish

o: another deliciously hopped beer from sierra nevada, not sure where to place it in their increasing hopped-out portfolio of pale/ipas, but it’s a good one, drinks very well

blackie, Sep 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

nloyless, Sep 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

jmwildwest, Sep 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Qbdoo, Sep 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

wr3ck00n, Sep 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

MorganH, Sep 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Invictus, Sep 01, 2013
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,558 ratings.