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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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8,739 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,739
Reviews: 2,594
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 174
Gots: 1,044 | 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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Ratings: 8,739 | Reviews: 2,594 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

ChrisMon02, Sep 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

zahara15, Sep 17, 2012
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4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow. Very hoppy and yet not overwhelming the pallet like Hopslam did. This amber colored beer has a wonderful hoppy aroma with a hint of pine and spice. This is my personal favorite Sierra Nevada because I can usually find it for the same price as their regular pale ale.

wingzing85, Sep 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

hoptitsbrews, Sep 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Thacook, Sep 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

HopsintheSack, Sep 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

dmartin118, Sep 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

jar66su, Sep 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

AntLeatherface, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of BillRowe
3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was a really nice IPA it says citrus and pine flavor but i get more of the piney IPA flavor and my preference is slightly leaning towards the citrus side but overall a really good beer I definitely would buy it again but probably only 6 and not a 12pack but the more you drink the better the mouthfeel the better the taste..etc. i poured this into a tall beer glass and it brought more of the flavors out and not just the pine

BillRowe, Sep 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

brewdude1982, Sep 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Happyhopper, Sep 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Pdrufo, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of JohnnyJam
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle with a freshness date that was coded into a pint glass.

A: Pours a copper color with an off white foamy head. The lace really sticks to the glass.

S: Defininately a citrus and pine smell. Smells refreshing on a hot summer day.

T: Perfect grapefruit taste is the first thing I notice then a pine taste with a more mellow malt taste that is in the background.

M: Almost chewy. Delicious. Juicy and kind of sticky. I want to give it a 5.0 but lest it as a 4.5 thinking that someone might craft a beer that is better. 4.8 if available number.

O: The first time I tasted this beer, I wasn't a fan. It was on draft and I was having pizza. I decided to give it another try and bought a six-pack. It is now one of my favorites. It deserves my first review! This is a refreshing and tastey beer. It has a really great price and is now all the time in my refigerator.

JohnnyJam, Sep 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Morockm, Sep 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Pelicanrocks, Sep 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

phishfoolme, Sep 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

CoalPorter, Sep 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

ScorpyX, Sep 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

CollegeStogie, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of bensbeers
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap in Pittsburgh on a business trip. Poured into a large 20 oz. pint glass. Dark amber color nicely complimented by a giant 2 finger, creamy, tan head. After taking a whiff, I noticed lots of citrus and piney notes, but also some honey and vanilla from the malts. The taste was sweet and bitter...perhaps bittersweet? I really enjoyed the mellow sweetness that Torpedo brought to the table, but I wish the hops were more prevalent For a California, "extra" IPA, I was expecting a little more on that front, but the taste was overall quite enjoyable. As for the mouthfeel, the carbonation was nice and moderate and it left a slightly bitter aftertaste.

Definitely a solid IPA. I really enjoyed it, and I think it would be a great intro for someone who is looking to transition from Pale Ales into the hoppier IPAs. Looks great, smells great, and tastes great. A great offering from Sierra Nevada.

bensbeers, Sep 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

His_Royal_Hoppiness, Sep 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Viceroy, Sep 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

grumpygerman, Sep 12, 2012
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,739 ratings.