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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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7,817 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,817
Reviews: 2,529
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 128
Gots: 555 | 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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Photo of Element1290

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-02-2012 19:54:48 | More by Element1290
Photo of Givemeyourtiredandhungry

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

Giving this a 4.5 overall because I'm sure that another beer is better than this one, BUT that's not to downplay this beer, it's a fantastic beer.

Appearance- The head was nice and thick and makes itself well known. The color of the beer was golden, but a few shades darker

Smell - Hoppy.

Taste - Wow! This beer has a plethora of different tastes. The first taste is bitter, but I get notes of citrus (faintly) and a bittersweet flavor. Caramel notes here also. It's a very rich experience of taste. The best way I can describe this beer's taste is Bitter with a sweet ending. I would recommend this beer, indefinitely.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 19:44:31 | More by Givemeyourtiredandhungry
Photo of saxclar123


4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-02-2012 19:01:04 | More by saxclar123
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-02-2012 16:21:09 | More by seanh99
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-02-2012 08:31:44 | More by TimMack
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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

03-02-2012 04:44:16 | More by Zachtheporter
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-02-2012 04:21:36 | More by mecmd
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-01-2012 23:35:58 | More by Tom-Peters
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-01-2012 20:29:04 | More by doho95fu
Photo of KrisAyers

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

03-01-2012 14:52:15 | More by KrisAyers
Photo of RTEdmunds

New Hampshire

3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a 12 oz bottle.

golden color, nice head buildup. Foamy head with nice lacing

malty and boozey scents. some citrus in the background.

Appropriate amount of bitterness that I would expect from an IPA. not overpowering though, and it feels well balanced. some piney/earthy undertones. Pretty nice.

Medium carbonation, it does not feel like it's 7.20% ABV. Quite smooth.

Sierra Nevada never disappoints me =) Good stuff. and a competitive price to boot! Great choice if you're looking for an IPA but are very indecisive like I am.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 07:21:46 | More by RTEdmunds
Photo of willjrot

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-01-2012 05:41:12 | More by willjrot
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

03-01-2012 03:28:17 | More by JCanarecci
Photo of CPDalton

3.18/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a golden brown, with a sticky half inch of head. Not much sediment floating around, just some bubbles. Lacing isn't bad.

Smell: Not a fan of the smell, there's not much to it. Maybe mine is old or something, but the smell reminds me of Heineken. A little sweet, but kind of blah.

Taste: The taste is much better than the smell. I get a little fruit upfront, but the hops come in immediately. It's one big bite of hops, and the bitterness lingers. This is balanced with a little bit of malt presence. Finishes really dry.

Mouthfeel: Feels a bit thick. The dryness might add to that. Stays with you.

Overall: I've had this before and remember liking it a little more than this. The smell was terrible, and I didn't get much of a complex flavor, just a really big in-your-face kind of hoppy bite. I'd try it again, but probably not in its own 6 pack.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 02:33:01 | More by CPDalton
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-01-2012 01:33:55 | More by Gilly1980
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3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy copper with a one finger head. Great lacing.

Aromas of citrus come wafting up; very tropical smelling. Some malt is detectable along with a hint of alcohol.

Bitterness is present from the get go which is to be expected. There is wonderful tropical hop flavor along with some pine. There is a solid malt base underneath with a slight caramel flavor. Everything cleans up nicely leaving a pleasant bitterness.

This is really an outstanding IPA. Very well balanced with a hearty strength. Really one of the better bargains out there.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 23:05:40 | More by rangerred
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bought a six pack and poured into a pilsner glass

A- light amber color where the glass gets wider and a light golden/straw color where its thin

S-(my favorite part) pineapple up front fading to grapefruit and maybe mango? Followed by a rich malty sweetness

T- almost exactly what it smells like, prominent pineapple flavor balanced superbly by the crisp bready malt flavor

O- an awesome beer one of my favorites I can't wait to have it from the bottle

Ps. I wish more breweries would start useing citra hops the tropical flavor it brought to this beer made it a different kind of ipa

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 21:33:09 | More by GreatOak10
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

02-29-2012 19:06:06 | More by Kirby
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

02-29-2012 08:12:43 | More by shelby415
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

02-29-2012 01:08:03 | More by plumlmr
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New York

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

All hail the Torpedo 16 ounce can! Apparently I am the first person to review this from the can on BA. I must say I feel honored, this beer is SUPERIOR in the can. SUPERIOR I said.

A: Huge frothy head, filtered copper appearance.

S: Delicious fresh hop aroma! Creamy graham cracker, spicy earth, very very rich and complex. Unusual for an IPA.

T: Spicy hops, some nice sweet breadiness, but never does the taste settle on bready or malty, always the spicy hops. Tastes wonderful.

M: Super creamy, medium thick for an IPA, very full bodied and satisfying.

O: This beer is a whole new ballgame in the can! I have always been lukewarm on this beer from the bottle, but this is simply splendid in the can. Super fresh and creamy. Never will I doubt the power of canned IPAs from here forward! The hops just explode with flavor here.

Serving type: can

02-28-2012 04:45:06 | More by Avantyawn
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

02-28-2012 04:34:04 | More by DiscGolfRobot
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

02-28-2012 03:52:34 | More by sneth019
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

02-28-2012 02:21:09 | More by BlakeL
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

02-28-2012 01:16:40 | More by shizzy77
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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