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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

9,386 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,386
Reviews: 2,679
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 212
Gots: 1,499 | 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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Photo of CraigP83
4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Has that DIPA look, golden red slightly dull. Smells like fruits (cherry blossom?). Taste: Honey, hops fade into dry bitterness.

Photo of predikit
3.43/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep amber, with a frothy white head that leaves plenty of lacing behind.

Standard hop fare across the board.

Grapefruit and Piney hop notes, with a lasting bitter for the finish. Relatively boring, as all IPAs are to me.

Rather thick on the feel, medium carbonation, leaves a residue after a swallow. Alcohol can be felt as it goes down.

Photo of blinding
4.62/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheBeerbarian
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mriley1984
3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of amvrana
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Poppford
4.79/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Judgie
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EvieE
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Maybe I poured it wrong, but it had barely any head and no lacing. The color was nice and coppery, very inviting.

S: The smell was light, barely noticeable. Piney, could tell it was going to be hoppy.

T: The hops are strong with this one. I loved it.

F: This is my first review, so I don't know how to describe this bit. But it was strong, and smooth.

O: Would buy this beer again. I love a good hoppy IPA, so this was a win.

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

Photo of HabaJohn
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lewzer99
3.29/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L: pours golden yellow with a one finger white head
S: pine, citrus and sweet malt and a hint of bubble gum and malt sweetness
T: sweet malt and bubblegum, some orange, and a bit of lingering bitterness
M: effervescent, but a bit slick feeling
O:pretty good, but not what I think of when I think of an ideal IPA

Photo of Tim1181
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of J2A2
3.77/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrc282917
4.52/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Exactly what I want to taste in an IPA, when I think of a nice IPA I prefer the piney aroma with a hint of the fruityness that fades and the bitterness that sticks around, overall very solid beer that I can enjoy every sip of

Photo of Victor
4.85/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DKinPA1
3.54/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kdmona
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CIBoy10
3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look - 12 oz bottle into a tulip. Clear copper with great head and lacing.

Smell - lots of grapefruit and malt

Taste - bitter grapefruity, piney hops create a tingly feeling on the tongue. Bread on the finish and the hop bitterness remains strong.

Feel - very hop forward, coats the tongue/mouth. Sticky.

Overall - very nice beer that I find has quite a unique feel.

Photo of claybob43
4.95/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cheshirefriend
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gww1864
3.24/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Hop smell and taste on the bottle I had was too skunky.

Photo of tim007007
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cbustard
3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,386 ratings.