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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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8,047 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,047
Reviews: 2,540
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 135
Gots: 678 | FT: 1
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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-25-2012 03:06:08 | More by LSUBeerGuy
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into Nonic

Three finger off white head, golden brown

S: Piney, malty, hoppy

T: Piney, warming booze, citrus and floral hops, and various malts

M: Smooth and refreshing, but not sessionable

I want to try this as a draught. I would have this again, but I am afraid to try in a can.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2012 02:43:12 | More by BierStein711
Photo of Teleweizen2

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a clear amber orange color with some sparse yellow highlights. Only a finger worth of off-white foam but it is densely packed and lasts a while and leaves some spotty lacing on the glass.

S - the aroma is a little more subtle than most American IPAs but that is a welcome change. Starts off with a soft caramel sweetness, while notes of candied orange and grapefruit rind give it balance. There is a hint of herbal, leafy, resinous notes almost piney.

T - dryer on the tongue than expected but there is still a touch of caramel sweetness. Leafy green herbal notes mix with citric bitterness and a touch of pineapple. Herbal notes become more reinous on the back of the tongue. The lengthy finish is bittersweet candied citrus.

M - medium bodied. Texture is crisp when colder but creamy but with a watery quality as it warms. Medium carbonation.

O - great beer. The mouth feel does seem to get a little flat as it warms but this is a beer I would certaintly keep on hand consistently. This makes me want to purchase a bottled sixer just to update my previous review.

Serving type: can

04-25-2012 02:33:29 | More by Teleweizen2
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Well, I can see why so may people were excited for this to come to cans... it is great! Picked up bottles because I couldn't find cans, no biggie as its the same brew. Probably going to pick up the cans when I see them though.

Appearance: A golden amber color with a good light tan head that leaves good lacing

Smell: When you pour it, tons of floral hops come through, when you put your nose to it, you can pick up some pine and citrus and biscuity malts

Taste: Starts with pine hops and bready malts, then moves to the floral and citrus hops and caramel malt and fruit. The brew is weighted in favor of bitterness though some sweetness comes through

Mouthfeel: Medium to thick body with medium carbonation

Overall: An excellent brew, and I love how it is balance more towards the floral and citrus hops than pine and resin hops, and doesn't over do the bitterness. I feel some IPAs lean too much to bitter pine and resin hops.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 23:54:03 | More by MadCat
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-24-2012 22:27:46 | More by Conan
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-24-2012 18:00:56 | More by johnsilk
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-24-2012 17:39:11 | More by Gabany
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-24-2012 03:40:21 | More by FriedGold2112
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New York

4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I sure do love this beer. My go-to for casual drinking, priced right at $15 for a 12pk. I'm reviewing this from notes after getting one on tap, which was even better.

Pours from the tap with a golden orange hue. Nice lacing and rings as its sipped.

Torpedo explodes with awesome hops aroma. Spicy and full of grapefruit and flowers.

High bitterness that tastes like pine and citrus in the best way. Just enough malt to make this so delicious and smooth.

This beer is sticky! Bitterness lasts and lasts and makes you want more.

Tastes so smooth and wonderful, the 7.2%ABV will sneak up on you!

Serving type: on-tap

04-24-2012 03:15:24 | More by markmiller
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

04-24-2012 02:36:23 | More by Deivos
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-24-2012 02:19:35 | More by flayedandskinned
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-24-2012 02:17:38 | More by pentasyllabic
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

04-24-2012 01:32:43 | More by ejimhof
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New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-23-2012 23:44:50 | More by dgeebs07
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

04-23-2012 23:27:10 | More by IPAchris
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New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have had this many a time but never in a can, enjoyed from the can to my Sierra Nevada pint glass.

a - brew poured the same transparent copper, orange with a nice frothy white head and sticky lacing. Steady and even carbonation throughout.

s - Nice balance of hops and sweet grassy malts. Citrus undertones. Smells great. More earthy than I remember.

t - Very even flavor. Balanced hops and malts. Some grassiness and earthy tones, not as hoppy as memory serves, but still very wonderful.

m - medium bodied and even, quality that you'd expect from Sierra Nevada.

d - is it the best IPA out ther? Not by any stretch of the imagination, but is it a beer you can count on? You bet. Sierra Nevada don't mess around and you can always rest assured in getting a quality brew from them. Just plain good.

Serving type: can

04-23-2012 03:30:42 | More by cosmicevan
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3.48/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- sticky head with good lacing and deep hazy great amber color.

S-somewhat rusty smell from the malt. I don't know if it's my nose being a tad plugged but i can't really small any hops.

T- very well rounded with a beginning middle and end. Boozey malts with piney notes that last. Pretty intense.

O- this is more of a piney dipa, not my personal choice i'd rather have the tropical citrusy like hop notes. But a pretty solid beastly brew. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 00:44:02 | More by IPAguy2009
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4.63/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a lighter amber color with a good style white head that leaves nice lacing down the glass. Smells of piney and earthy hops primarily. Taste is pretty much perfect for an IPA, lots of hop bite with a little malt taste. Carbonation is great for this light/medium bodied beer, going down really smooth. Overall, an excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 00:07:39 | More by cyclonece09
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-22-2012 22:12:57 | More by GMan
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-22-2012 19:00:54 | More by tln13
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-22-2012 06:05:52 | More by AlexChillton
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-22-2012 01:03:38 | More by MrSunshine
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One Pint can with a coded freshness date…Poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear brassy hue…Leaves behind some fluffy rings of lacing.

S: Mint, marmalade, faint caramel, ripe pear, Orange citrus, lemon juice, light florals and grass.

T: Very smooth, deep crispness, hop bitterness… Upfront there is pineapple… lemon juice followed by leafy, dried grass, lightly toasted bread, clean caramel notes mid-palate. Finishes with pine and grassy floral…drying finishes…

M: On the fuller side of medium bodied, juicy, crisp and bitter.

O: Very clean, Very drinkable...just an outstanding American IPA all around… pretty much nailed it with this one...VERY refreshing and will get again and...…Goin’ to look for a tap ASAP!!!...Chasin' Cheers :~)

Serving type: can

04-21-2012 20:42:10 | More by scootpolute
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-21-2012 14:42:36 | More by Cowman1211
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-21-2012 13:06:31 | More by atone315
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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