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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

8,406 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,406
Reviews: 2,566
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 163
Gots: 865 | 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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Brewfocker


4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-18-2012 03:24:10 | More by Brewfocker
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milkbone_underwear

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-17-2012 17:47:07 | More by milkbone_underwear
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whallgren

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-17-2012 17:41:51 | More by whallgren
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sludgegnome

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-17-2012 17:41:09 | More by sludgegnome
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RaleighHayes

Florida

5/5  rDev +20.2%

06-17-2012 17:12:43 | More by RaleighHayes
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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inbierveritas

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-17-2012 03:17:00 | More by inbierveritas
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Swigit

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-17-2012 03:08:23 | More by Swigit
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murphius1118

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.2%

06-16-2012 23:12:29 | More by murphius1118
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-16-2012 20:00:02 | More by Gregwa
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danipp

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-16-2012 17:46:16 | More by danipp
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Auraan

Arizona

5/5  rDev +20.2%

06-16-2012 07:11:50 | More by Auraan
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Jsteez

China

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

I purchased a 4-pack of pint cans and poured one into an American pint glass.

A-Dark golden translucent orange with a two-finger head that dissipated into a white frothy/bubbly head. The head remained on the beer throughout the duration of consumption. Low carbonation. Excellent presentation.

S-Grainy, floral, citrus, heavy hops, pine, and hints of grapefruit. The smell was not as strong as the taste.

T-Floral notes,bready,grapefruit, very high hops, pine, and grains. Hints of sweet malt. Complex flavor and a very balanced taste. The aftertaste was dry, bitter, and black peppery. Nice warming effects from the 7.2% ABV. Quite refreshing for a high alcohol IPA brew.

M-Balanced and medium-bodied. Too complex to really distinguish everything about this. It was just smooth going down.

Overall, this is one of the best IPA's I have had. Nicely balanced flavor and aromas. This is a must have if you like IPA's. You will not be disappointed. It is one those types of beers you have to drink a couple of times in order to identify all the rich ingredients.

06-16-2012 05:53:21 | More by Jsteez
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oscarthebrody

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-16-2012 02:13:06 | More by oscarthebrody
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Powerstroker90

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-15-2012 23:59:17 | More by Powerstroker90
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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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monnik

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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dreis

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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kynap55

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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FightingEntropy

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

The awesome dry hopping technique used to create this IPA is from Sierra Nevada's hop torpedo. The hop torpedo is a cylindrical device that controls the hop contact. Normal dry hopping is inefficient because placing hops in a bag hides much of the hoppy goodness it the center away from direct contact from the beer. A quick search yielded this pic of the hop torpedo. More hop, less cost: everyone is hop happy.

Thick creamy off white head that continues to grow from the strong effervescent bubbles flowing up in the afternoon sun. Overflowing with grapefruit, citrus, a bit of lemon and clean, assertive spice in the nose. Sweet biscuit caramel notes support the Magnumb, Crystal and Citra hop combination. The promise of hops in the nose is fulfilled with a strong bite that spreads along the tongue. 7.2% alcohol points to a fairly large malt bill and it shows in the mouthfeel. Alcohol hotness is slightly apparent. Excellent IPA and it's a bit over the top for the style--which is perfect for me.

If you have any inclination to savor hops, try this beer. I love the 16 oz tallboy bans, but the packaging was terribly inconvenient. Hard to carry and no obvious way to hold on to it. A minor issue but not great marketing. Take home the awkward four pack and enjoy.

Pictures at http://pintsizedrevelations.blogspot.com/2012/06/torpedo-sierra-nevada-brewing-chico-ca.html

06-14-2012 23:15:34 | More by FightingEntropy
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

I previously reviewed this from a bottle and frankly I was generous. So I had to be even more generous with the can, because it is better.

It's cool because you can tell it's probably exactly the same, but everything works better from the can. On top of that, you get a huge can of a good, piney, citrusy AIPA. I will start buying this more often again now that we have an even better version. Recommended.

06-14-2012 22:26:18 | More by schoolboy
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California

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

06-14-2012 10:00:00 | More by Hellyeahimdrinking
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,406 ratings.