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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

9,521 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,521
Reviews: 2,707
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 227
Gots: 1,651 | 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:
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 reptile3141
4.59/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sniper7mm
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of justjonas
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Truly a benchmark for the ipa style. Usually easy to find at a decent price as well.

Photo of Buck89
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HunterWatts
3.64/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of sdeese21
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/1/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, pineapple, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/pine hops and light-moderate bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, pineapple, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange peel, pineapple, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Outstanding complexity and balance of bright citrus/pine hops and light-moderate bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding IPA. All around great complexity and balance of bright citrus/pine hops and light-moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

Photo of Jrp54
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanCrawford
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cduffy201
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Splandman
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jws6w7
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Abraham21
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jdr34
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shadow10185
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A great staple ale. No wonder so many people like this brew. Very tasty and crisp. I prefer the kellerweis to this but this one is a great choice as well.

Photo of ajm5108
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 31Sam13
4.62/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Sierra Nevada still makes great beer and the hop explosion that is this beer is a prime example. Excellent if you're a hop head.

Photo of guru_gonzo
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

If you like hops this is how an Xtra IPA should be .

Photo of Kris450
3.64/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bring_us_pints_of_beer
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hp2skater
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of McHenry
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Felipe21
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Harvest06
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From my review notes taken in fall of 2013:

A: Clear reddish amber (filtered). Conservative bottle w/ no ABV on lable, tall white head.

S: strong pleasant citrus & flowery pine. Suble malt sweet smell.

T: Beginning malt dry malty, middle hops; citris & flowery pine,. Bitter end & lingering bitter aftertaste covers up any alcohal taste.

M: medium body, dry, above average carbination, refreshing & not filling.

O: Crisp, lite, hop forward, dry hopped IPA. Pleasant smelling & hoppy leaning but more balanced than most ipas. Not filling. I'd rather some more malt backbone. The dry finish makes it very drinkable.

This ale is dry hopped using the torpedo device.

From the SN Website:
Bittering hops: Magnum
Finishing hops: Magnum, Crystal, Citra
Malts: Two-row Pale, Caramel

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,521 ratings.