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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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8,619 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,619
Reviews: 2,584
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 166
Gots: 980 | 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%

jnardone235, Sep 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

drinking12many, Sep 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

DaveHack, Sep 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Jakep2021, Sep 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

bucketofheads, Sep 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Blind, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of enoerew
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

- A: Egg white foam, fading to 1 mm in 4-5 minutes, moderate lacing, golden orange through light, fine particulate haze (bubbles?)

- S: Citrus, grapefruit, pine dew, grapes

- T: Light floral, strong resemblance to grapefruit , bright hoppiness ending

- M: High acidity, medium carbonation, medium body, aftertaste of hops in the back of the throat and sides of the tongue

- O: Bold presentation of citrus hops, not for the weaker of heart. Can be described as astringent, but extra IPAs are hops.

enoerew, Sep 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Softestdog, Sep 02, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

BrianMatteson, Sep 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

DrClawson, Sep 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

zberger, Sep 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

ToMakeEndsMeet, Sep 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

William123, Sep 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Glopez, Sep 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

OldhouseRecs, Sep 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

JohnBender, Aug 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

schteve825, Aug 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Joe1001, Aug 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

bwalters31, Aug 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

mixed_master7, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of Hornet2003
3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Standard IPA, pale orange/copper. Nice fluffy head-retains decently.

Smell: Not quite the kick in the face I was expecting, but definitely strong hop aromas. Mostly pine needles and lemon zest. It's definitely nice, but not as strong as I was expecting.

Taste: Torpedo has a strong West Coast hop presence and is definitely living up to the West Coast stereotype. The malt gives a little bit of sweetness but the bitterness is definitely winning the battle here. There is a touch of alcohol too. Actual flavours: Pine, orange, grapefruit, lemon.

Mouthfeel: Softer than I expected. It's got low-moderate carbonation, which is actually ok with this ridiculously bitter beer. Any more carbonation and it would be a bit of a mess. Malty sweetness is there to maintain some balance in the mouth.

Overall: Good! Not great, but a definite winner as a daily drinker IPA. The alc/vol (why the frig don't we rate drinkability any more?!?) is kind of high even for an IPA, but I could see this being a great Sunday afternoon beer.

Hornet2003, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of Scotchboy
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz tallboy poured into a mug.

A: Dark gold color with a huge rocky egg-shell colored head with good lacing...pretty clear and filtered.

S: Spicy orange and pine with a bready backbone. Hop profile is pungent and zesty.

T: Taste follows the nose with sweet orange and pungent pine needles, grapefruit pith...a bit herbal with some resinous and oily hop characters.

Small amounts of malt presence shine through, cutting the bitterness a bit and lending to the overall body of the beer.

MF: Bitter and creamy medium body, moderate carbonation, a bit oily.

O: Decent enough IPA in a great format. Signature SN stuff but still enjoyable.

Scotchboy, Aug 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

mojo525, Aug 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Shnanign, Aug 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Jayschool, Aug 29, 2012
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,619 ratings.