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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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9,616 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,616
Reviews: 2,734
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 236
Gots: 1,738 | FT: 5
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:
Beer added by: GClarkage on 05-12-2006

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.
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A Dark golden amber. Transparent. Nice foamy head fades to thick lacing that hangs around.

S Hops really leap out. Pine. Something floral is in there as well. Cut dandelion, maybe.

T Like the smell, very hop forward. Not overly bitter though, due to to a giant sweet malt backbone. Sugary aftertaste.

M Medium, almost full due to the malt. Smooth finish.

O Not bad at all. On the Sierra Nevada spectrum, this sits somewhere in the middle. A little off balanced; on the malty side, which is weird for an IPA. Fairly big at 7.2 ABV, but hides the alcohol well. Had many times and will probably have many more.

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I've always been and always will be a Dogfish Head fanatic, especially the Dogfish Head 90 and 60, and the first time I tasted Sierra Nevada's Torpedo, I was taken aback a bit, a little arresting on the palette; but alas, the tides of time have shown favor on these shores, and I have to say, you cannot buy a better beer for the money. This beer F'ing rocks, an amazing buzz that's so ethereal, it's like an hour in a floatation pod...

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Aroma is mostly herbal, mild citrus and soft malt. It has some faint notes of diesel that thankfully disappear after a few swirls.

The flavor is pine, herbal, earthy, mild tropical from Citra and soft malt. The bitterness is low-medium for an IPA with a short sustain.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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