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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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9,381 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,381
Reviews: 2,678
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 210
Gots: 1,485 | FT: 3
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:
Beer added by: GClarkage on 05-12-2006

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.
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4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz. bottle poured into a pub glass.

A: An absolutely gorgeous aged-copper color with a slight haze. An absolute behemoth of a head as a result of a fairly aggressive pour. The head is about two full inches in stature, sporting the color and texture of a homemade vanilla milkshake. Phenomenal amounts of lacing down the glass. Pure, unadulterated aesthetic perfection for the style.

S: Floral hops with trademark grapefruit notes. A bit of Earthy pine meshes well to give it a very rustic aroma profile. Some peppery alcohol spice underneath. Well-executed simplicity is very pleasant and satisfying.

T: Some floral and herbal hops with a lot of grapefruit notes and citric zest. Those pine and grassy notes seep through to give this one an amazingly Earthy character. A tiny bit of peppery spice underneath with some bready malts. Lots of hop bitterness overall, but does well to straddle the line between bitter and pungent. Near flawlessly executed.

M: Medium-full bodied. Silky smooth and wonderfully creamy with a well-controlled carbonation that adds a tiny bit of bite, but doesn't get in the way of the smooth textures or tingle the tongue enough to shroud the flavors. Superb drinkability.

O: Sierra Nevada has put themselves in the running for my favorite American IPA. This is an absolutely perfect example of the style and is near-perfection in a bottle. I usually do in-depth conclusions, but I think I'll leave it at that. Damn near flawless. Tells all other AIPAs to step their game up.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A- Deep hazy orange with a two finger thick head that last till the last sip. The lacing on this beer is amazing.

S- Very piney and slightly grassy upfront followed by citrus notes, orange and grapefruit.

T- Resiny, grassy, and piney flavors which mellow into citrus reminiscent of its aroma. A little malt comes through after the hops subside, but it's definitely a hop forward IPA.

M- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O- Overall, a solid IPA at an extremely reasonable price.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

When I first tried this beer I thought it was awful because of its syrupy mouthfeel. I bought a six pack of this beer so I was reluctant to try another.

On the second attempt, I poured it a bit rougher and got a better head. The mouth feel wasn't as syrupy and I must say that I liked it a lot better the second time around.

I definitely recommend this beer to those that are used to IPA's.

Overall I would rate this beer a 3.5/5

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served at ~45 degrees from bottle poured into clean glass.

A: Orangish/Copper nice head and long lasting lacing and very clear.

S: Underwhelming aroma. Not a bad aroma, just not easy to pick up. Most prominent aroma is the pine aroma of the hops. There is a slight citrus scent to the beer most likely from the citra hops used.

T: Taste is intially hit with the aromas of citrus and pine but soon subsides into a bitter punch that falls away to a nice pine and grapefruit finish that last long. Good finish on this brew.

M: Medium to light-medium bodied. Smooth, likely due to magnum and crystal hops. Aftertaste leave astringency in the mouth, perhaps just a little more than I like.


Good, solid IPA with a nice bitter punch, citrus and pine aromas and flavors but yet smooth and very drinkable.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,381 ratings.