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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

8,550 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,550
Reviews: 2,580
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 164
Gots: 959 | 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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Photo of mactrail
3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This does have a nice flowery aromatic that comes through when you pour a splash in the glass. A nice amber-tinged golden color, less orange than a lot of IPAs.

Some rich malt at first. Hot and spicy. An overabundance of hops, but that's why you bought this stuff. I don't taste much else, but it is a sophisticated and mellow flavor in a world of over-excitable hop bombs.

Well made as with all of the Sierra Nevada products. It fills the niche for extra-hoppy in their beer range. Actually more drinkable than I remember from previous attempts. Bitter aftertaste mellows out eventually, but it is quite hot tasting. From the 12 oz bottle

mactrail, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of hantalek
4/5  rDev -3.8%

hantalek, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of southeastmat
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Gorgeous beer. Orangish pale with a little bit of copper tones. Terrific lacing and a foamy head that stays throughout.

S: Pine up front. Tropical fruit on the back. Just a bit of resin in there too. As it warms the alcohol comes out but it's not overpowering.

T: Amazing example here. Clean. Fresh. Bitter hops up front hit you right away then linger. Pleasant malt as tge beer warms. Almost perfect.

M: Medium. Bright. A good bit of carbonation here too.

O: Absolutely top notch IPA here. Classic. Refreshing. All of the qualities you look for in this style. Also, affordable and accessible. Sierra Nevada is a pioneer and producing beers like this is exactly why.

southeastmat, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of pepelemofo
4/5  rDev -3.8%

pepelemofo, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of TimPell
4/5  rDev -3.8%

TimPell, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of slowdaddy
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

slowdaddy, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of intensify
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- copper colored body with a thick and creamy head. Left rings of lacing as the head slowly went down. Perfect.

S- Tropical fruits; grapefruit, orange peel, apricot. A hint of alocohol but nothing offensive. Piney and hoppy aromas.

T- Strong hints of pine and plenty of hops. Grapefruit and apricot come through from start to finish. Well balanced.

M- medium carbonation, medium bodied.

Torpedo is everything an IPA should be. I'll be filling a 6 pack of these next time.

intensify, Aug 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

GinDC, Aug 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

DWolf, Aug 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

BryanK, Aug 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

ZachBurns, Aug 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

JohnK17, Aug 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,550 ratings.