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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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9,377 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,377
Reviews: 2,675
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 210
Gots: 1,481 | 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:
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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2013 16 oz can poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a golden caramel amber with nice 2 finger head. Tons of lacing on the glass and fantastic head retention.

S: Sweet malt aroma is first thing I smell followed by nice hop bitter back bone. Really biscuity bread aroma is present as well. Some slight citrus on the nose, this is an almost 3 month old can and that is obvious on the aroma. Losing some of the hop bite.

T: Malty, sweet with a nice bitter finish. Not getting much citrus which you get a bit of on the nose. Really bready.

M: Medium bodied with a fluid like feel. Bready and malty on the feel. Residual sweetness that feels like it coats the mouth . Not a very bitter finish.

O: Pretty damn good ipa and sets itself apart from most West Coast IPAs in that its not a hop bomb, has a bit of an east coast malty flavor in there as well.

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4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into tulip glass.

A-pours amber with a two finger dense bone head that grasps the side of the glass as it fades.
S- smells really sweet, cinnamon, bready, earthy, piney, not as hoppy as I would have imagined. I get subtle tropical fruits. Very floral too.
T/M- still get a lot of sweet cinnamon like the nose, I get some pine, some of the fruits too. Has a nice mouthfeel.
O- so way different than I expected, I though I was in for a tongue lashing IPA but what I got was a delicious well balanced, unique, and very enjoyable brew. Maybe I'm missing something obvious but I can't quite put my finger on this one. Very good and so glad I finally grabbed one.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,377 ratings.