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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

8,049 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,049
Reviews: 2,540
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 136
Gots: 678 | 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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hopluva1

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-07-2012 22:48:26 | More by hopluva1
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Almost clear copper. Head is off-white, creamy, rocky, and leaves some solid sheets of lacing. Solid carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Nice and mellow. Some hits of pine and grapefruit. Malts are bready with a touch of caramel sweetness. A little earthy and herbal, as I've come to expect from Sierra Nevada. Mild floral underpinning. Some gritty, crusty malts. Roasted malts are mellow. Slightly toasted.

Taste: Pith. Orange marmalade. Touches of mint. Lots more going on than the nose would indicate. Earthy/herbal hop note pulls over the pith. Citrus in good measure, but it's more fruity. Touch floral. Malts are sweet, but not overly so. Some hints of bread crust and caramel sweetness. Some dry, mealy fruit as well...something like a pear. Mild toasted character.

Mouthfeel: Moderate body. Creamy and smooth. Carbonation is moderate to light and really helps carry the body of the beer. Some dryness on the swallow.

Overall: This is another one of those paragons of style. It's not the best out there, but damn if it doesn't do it right. Great balance and highly drinkable. Sierra Nevada knows how to play the game.

Serving type: can

06-07-2012 21:43:36 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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HopsJunkiedotcom

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-07-2012 19:22:07 | More by HopsJunkiedotcom
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Miz77


3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

06-07-2012 19:11:21 | More by Miz77
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3/5  rDev -27.9%

06-07-2012 18:16:08 | More by OriolesFan1008
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mlhenson

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-07-2012 05:39:00 | More by mlhenson
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Falcone

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-07-2012 03:52:29 | More by Falcone
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bspain5

New York

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

06-07-2012 02:50:38 | More by bspain5
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timwardjr

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-06-2012 18:25:28 | More by timwardjr
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nate1357

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-06-2012 12:05:30 | More by nate1357
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DouglasWalk

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-06-2012 00:36:58 | More by DouglasWalk
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allstar255

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-05-2012 21:36:11 | More by allstar255
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WhiskeeTango

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

06-05-2012 16:15:18 | More by WhiskeeTango
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pin

Australia

2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

06-05-2012 03:37:14 | More by pin
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steelreserve69

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-05-2012 02:41:02 | More by steelreserve69
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joe1013

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

06-05-2012 02:10:21 | More by joe1013
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dbossman

Nebraska

3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Copper hue with a reddish tint and a large, foamy, cream-colored head; lacing is good

S: Spicy and flowery aromatics; bready and toasty too; some citrus and grapefruit on back end--a touch muted

T: Obviously hop forward: citrus, pine, some subtle pepper; all on top of a bready, slightly sweet malt base

F: Fairly chewy for an IPA and oily and sticky

O: A solid IPA and great out of a can but still a bit harsh and not quite balanced

Serving type: can

06-04-2012 22:51:07 | More by dbossman
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wmc0005

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-04-2012 20:40:50 | More by wmc0005
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Timothy124


3/5  rDev -27.9%

06-04-2012 20:36:43 | More by Timothy124
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TheSeeker61

Georgia

4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured in a pint glass with a one and a half finger. The nose is of pine and slight malts in the background. Has a clean hoppy slight malts in the background. Mouthfeel is very pleasant with a medium feel. Overall I really like this one. Very pleasant ipa. A favorite.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2012 20:33:15 | More by TheSeeker61
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thefullpython


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-04-2012 08:32:39 | More by thefullpython
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Zakk

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-04-2012 02:20:38 | More by Zakk
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JRod1969

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-04-2012 02:07:28 | More by JRod1969
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fionn13

Ireland

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-03-2012 20:53:30 | More by fionn13
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UncleRandy

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

06-03-2012 16:21:13 | More by UncleRandy
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,049 ratings.