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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

8,613 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,613
Reviews: 2,582
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 167
Gots: 976 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Berg0804, Aug 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

blaze8, Aug 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

MooseBoose, Aug 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

ThomasG19, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of thierrynantes
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer bottle (35 cl., vintage 2011) purchased from Bières & Chopes, and tasted in 2012.

Appearance : golden color with white foamy head (nice lacing).
Smell : hoppy and grassy aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : malty flavors, with a very good hoppyness and a dry finish.
Drinkability : a very good beer in the style India Pale Ale.

thierrynantes, Aug 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

trevorpost, Aug 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Buster, Aug 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

chambeam, Aug 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

hilgart1, Aug 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

JottaGibboo, Aug 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

bobojuice, Aug 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

rderedin, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of mlazzaro
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

4 pack of 16 oz cans labeled 03/08/12.

Smells of fruits like pineapple and grapefruit. Some pininess going on. Nice smell but honestly quite mild for an IPA. Being 5 months old, I hope this isn't due to age. These can were just released here in Mass.

Appearance is a clear amber color. Pillowee off-white head that has decent retention.

Taste is bitter dominant. Flavor hops are mild by comparison. Hop flavor comes off as more of a piney resinous flavor. Body is thin. Sweetness in minimal, and kicks in right at the end of the sip with a little caramel. Bitterness lingers afterwards.

I think the "extra" of the extra IPA is found in the bitterness. Magnum is an intense hop, even though it is of Nobil decent. It could be my palate, but this beer is just not balanced. And I typically love bitter beers. Its all about how the bitterness communicates with the rest of the flavor profile.

NOTED- It's really interesting they can condition with sugar and yeast. I confirmed this as the second pour was significantly cloudier.

mlazzaro, Aug 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Scotthuller, Aug 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Nickfellow007, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of Sum1tohate
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A fine beer that I have had before and enjoyed. I decided to pick up a six pack while grocery shopping to see how much I really liked it.
Noting the look, it is filtered to a translucent amber color and a frothy creamy head, very nice. The smell is a subtle bitter scent, not too remarkable. The taste carries a bold hops flavor yet balances well with the malt. It hits the back of the tongue with it's bitter, spicy and moderately effervescent goodness. Smooth finish. Overall a very good beer for the price and, where I am, its fairly common in stores that normally carry less than quality beers. Cheers!

Sum1tohate, Aug 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Perducci, Aug 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

mangledpenguin, Aug 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

tuka, Aug 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

drewone, Aug 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Shawkabukoo, Aug 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

ScottPatteron, Aug 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

dbstuart88, Aug 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

kirchy, Aug 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

ParraPalliative, Aug 14, 2012
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,613 ratings.