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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

8,295 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,295
Reviews: 2,558
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 149
Gots: 801 | FT: 3
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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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-24-2012 00:41:11 | More by Axnjxn
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maplacek

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-23-2012 18:22:27 | More by maplacek
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%

A: Pours a very lightly hazy golden orange in color with some light visible carbonation along the sides of the glass. The beer has a two finger tall foamy beige head that reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a very thick ring at the edges of the glass. There is very significant lacing observed.

S: I detect notes of citrus, pine, and herbal notes from the hops which pretty much dominate the aroma of the beer. Very little malt presence but very inviting.

T: There is a bit of bready malts upfront in the taste but then the hop characteristics really take over. The primary flavors from the hops are pine and citrus though there are some herbal notes present as well. There is a very pleasant (not harsh) light lingering bitterness in the finish.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin for the style and slightly sticky.

O: This is a very good beer and certainly one that is easy to drink. I could easily see this as a session beer and a really good one at that. Not overly bitter though there is a great hop presence. Nice combination of flavors and aromas from the different hops used. I would get this one again - I think I prefer this in the can to the bottle but just slightly.

06-23-2012 15:39:13 | More by dbrauneis
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katahdin01

New York

5/5  rDev +20.2%

06-23-2012 12:28:01 | More by katahdin01
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littlelorib

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +6.5%

Clear golden brown with a generous finger and a half head that dissipated rather slowly. Scent of citrus, spice, and pine, very nice hoppy smell. Taste followed smell with plenty of bitterness and only a hint of maltiness. Medium mouthfeel with plenty of carbonation.

Overall, a very nice beer that more than lives up to the "extra" in its name. Will keep on the lookout for this in the future.

06-23-2012 00:05:41 | More by littlelorib
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HairyToeKnuckles

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-22-2012 21:48:58 | More by HairyToeKnuckles
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Thehopluver

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-22-2012 18:22:22 | More by Thehopluver
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jaybags

Michigan

3/5  rDev -27.9%

06-22-2012 14:52:29 | More by jaybags
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tomis850

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-22-2012 03:43:57 | More by tomis850
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dmadsen

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

06-22-2012 02:37:15 | More by dmadsen
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pisano

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +4.6%

a: pours a beautiful golden amber with three finger off white foamy head

s: citrusy hops, tangerine, grapefruit, some piney notes

t: much like the nose with a very nice balance between hop bitterness and malt sweetness

m: medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation, no alcohol, so smooth, damn refreshing

o: excellent IPA! i could drink this all day.

06-21-2012 22:35:12 | More by pisano
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-21-2012 22:20:26 | More by Blaze5445
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beestes

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-21-2012 21:22:34 | More by beestes
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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elkinbrown

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-21-2012 19:04:09 | More by elkinbrown
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littleporter

Mississippi

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-21-2012 16:20:20 | More by littleporter
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SnatchyMcPants

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

06-21-2012 02:15:23 | More by SnatchyMcPants
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Drewby


4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-20-2012 23:37:19 | More by Drewby
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dbert21

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

06-20-2012 21:52:10 | More by dbert21
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Florya

Norway

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-20-2012 21:00:09 | More by Florya
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Greywulfken

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

A: mediun-deep amber, 2-finger head

S: hearty malt and bright hops

T: caramel malt, grapefruit citrus, sweet pine

M: perfect medium, nice crispness but also rich feeling

O: fantastic beer - almost like an American strong ale IPA in taste, as it has a deep richness to complement the bright, crisp IPA-style hops and flavors

06-20-2012 20:27:38 | More by Greywulfken
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Lima


4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-20-2012 19:08:34 | More by Lima
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hiphopj5

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-20-2012 18:05:50 | More by hiphopj5
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-20-2012 16:49:36 | More by T6TurboMan
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RayHampel

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-20-2012 04:05:33 | More by RayHampel
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,295 ratings.