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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

7,819 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 7,819
Reviews: 2,529
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 128
Gots: 556 | 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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Mississippi

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-29-2012 12:19:34 | More by Mississippi
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CloudStrife

New York

4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a goblet.

A: Pours a dark golden amber with a 1 finger white head. Average amount of visible carbonation. Head remains as a rim around the edge.

S: Nose of earthy hop with a citrus grapefruit background. There is definitely a balance of a sweet roasted malt as well.

T: Earthy whole cone hops really compliment the malt in this IPA. Certainly has the hop forward presence you would expect from an IPA but it doesnt leave you with a bitter face. Leaves a pleasant after taste in you mouth that keeps you sipping.

M: Medium bodied, not too syrupy or sticky. Pretty drinkable for 7.2%.

Overall exactly what I would want the India version of one of the best pale ale's to be. Balanced, drinkable and well priced.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 02:15:56 | More by CloudStrife
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wcl113

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-28-2012 16:43:03 | More by wcl113
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent honey/amber color with copious amounts of sand colored head. Great lacing & head retention

S: Rich bready notes, grassy & piney notes

T: Grassyness, piney & bready notes as well along with a touch of grapefruit up front. Pineyness, grapefruit & a little caramel as this warms, plus lemongrass notes. Finishes grassy, grapefruitty & piney with juicy notes

MF: Medium bodied, fairly creamy carbonation balance

A solid AIPA that will be in my summer activities canned beer rotation. Not as tasty as say Dale's PA, but one I could never say no to

Serving type: can

04-28-2012 03:45:43 | More by russpowell
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Njstoutlover23

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-28-2012 03:42:42 | More by Njstoutlover23
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fluidmotion

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-28-2012 02:06:20 | More by fluidmotion
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-28-2012 01:43:40 | More by HoistinBrews
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Adamdc

Massachusetts

3.03/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

16 oz can poured into nonic. Didn't check date but it's def fresh.

A: great looking amber pour with one inch of thick white foam--purdy!

S: disappointing! Maybe I need to get my nose checked but I'm not getting much here. Picking up the slightest amount of pine.

T: again disappointing! It seems like the hops are providing plenty of bitterness but the flavor is strong pine with a sort of medicinal finish. I'm getting absolutely nothing floral or citrusy.

M: pretty good. Nice thickness for an IPA/DIPA!

O: I remember enjoying last years version but this year it's a bit of a letdown. Better aroma and a little citrus in the taste would bring this around nicely.

Serving type: can

04-28-2012 00:53:26 | More by Adamdc
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mrsimm

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-27-2012 23:48:05 | More by mrsimm
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makasi

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-27-2012 19:13:38 | More by makasi
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atoulouk

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-27-2012 14:36:22 | More by atoulouk
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SaneMan

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-27-2012 14:07:23 | More by SaneMan
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od_sf

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

04-27-2012 03:35:05 | More by od_sf
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clb


4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-27-2012 03:29:22 | More by clb
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-27-2012 03:03:59 | More by whatname
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belguinyeast

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-26-2012 20:17:22 | More by belguinyeast
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countchunkula


3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

04-26-2012 19:00:20 | More by countchunkula
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-26-2012 02:19:48 | More by jbertsch
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SeaOfShells

California

4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Straight from the can into my mouth.

A: This is purely based on memory, as I drank this straight from the can. It's really a typical looking IPA, with an off white, creamy head that sticks around for quite sometime.

S: Pungent, aromatic, piney hops coupled with biscuity malt and bread. Tropical fruits are present, but the pine dominates as far as hop profile goes. It's really an exception smelling beer.

T: For me, this is probably one of the best "single IPAs" out there, and out of the can, it's simply that much better. This beer is really, really bitter, but manages to be exceptionally balanced. Pungent hops, and sweet malts work in tandem to provide just the right flavor profiles. I wouldn't say it's underrated, but I also wouldn't say it gets the recognition it deserves. If you haven't had it, I suggest you pick up a four pack sooner rather than later. I believe Torpedo can stand toe to toe with any similar single IPA on the market.

M: Medium bodied, with a strong amount of carbonation. The hops leave a "coating effect" on the palate. This one stays with you long after the swallow. Very crisp, and clean. No complaints about this beer whatsoever.

O: This was already one of my go-to beers, and now that it's being canned, I can see myself always having this on hand. Camping, and the golf-course just aren't going to be the same. Props to Sierra Nevada for canning this exceptional beer.

Serving type: can

04-25-2012 21:40:50 | More by SeaOfShells
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ATXRyan

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-25-2012 21:31:14 | More by ATXRyan
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beaker30

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-25-2012 12:58:45 | More by beaker30
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BenHesk12

California

3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful glowing orange copper with a small light bodied head. Taste is quite bitter, but well balanced by the malt, with little to no detectable fruitiness to it. There's definitely something unique here, the "Torpedo" method of dry hopping pushes the limits with bitterness and hop flavor, and is complimented nicely by the full body, big-bubble, mouth feel of the brew. It's one of the best beers you can buy at the supermarket and I doubt anyone will be disappointed if a six pack of this dark green bottle shows up in their fridge.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2012 04:52:55 | More by BenHesk12
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LSUBeerGuy

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-25-2012 03:06:08 | More by LSUBeerGuy
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BierStein711

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into Nonic

Three finger off white head, golden brown

S: Piney, malty, hoppy

T: Piney, warming booze, citrus and floral hops, and various malts

M: Smooth and refreshing, but not sessionable

I want to try this as a draught. I would have this again, but I am afraid to try in a can.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2012 02:43:12 | More by BierStein711
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

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

A - pours a clear amber orange color with some sparse yellow highlights. Only a finger worth of off-white foam but it is densely packed and lasts a while and leaves some spotty lacing on the glass.

S - the aroma is a little more subtle than most American IPAs but that is a welcome change. Starts off with a soft caramel sweetness, while notes of candied orange and grapefruit rind give it balance. There is a hint of herbal, leafy, resinous notes almost piney.

T - dryer on the tongue than expected but there is still a touch of caramel sweetness. Leafy green herbal notes mix with citric bitterness and a touch of pineapple. Herbal notes become more reinous on the back of the tongue. The lengthy finish is bittersweet candied citrus.

M - medium bodied. Texture is crisp when colder but creamy but with a watery quality as it warms. Medium carbonation.

O - great beer. The mouth feel does seem to get a little flat as it warms but this is a beer I would certaintly keep on hand consistently. This makes me want to purchase a bottled sixer just to update my previous review.

Serving type: can

04-25-2012 02:33:29 | More by Teleweizen2
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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