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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

8,535 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,535
Reviews: 2,579
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 164
Gots: 948 | 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: mediun-deep amber, 2-finger head

S: hearty malt and bright hops

T: caramel malt, grapefruit citrus, sweet pine

M: perfect medium, nice crispness but also rich feeling

O: fantastic beer - almost like an American strong ale IPA in taste, as it has a deep richness to complement the bright, crisp IPA-style hops and flavors

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle served in a pint glass.

pours a medium amber tone while yielding a finger and a half of foamy beige head. average retention, lacing. nose offers a good dose of citric hoppiness, followed by notes of pine and a touch of malt. good aroma.

flavor delivers more of the same: citrus, even some tropical flavors, with hints of pine and herbal hops. has a distinct malt character that's not overwhelming. medium bodied in the mouth with average carbonation.

overall, a damn good beer. nothing upper echelon, but tasty and flavorful. moreover, being so widely available and relatively inexpensive makes it a trusty stand-by. definitely a keeper.

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BostonHops, Jun 19, 2012
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a Nonic pint.

A- Pours an orangish yellow color with 3 fingers of thick, creamy, frothy white head that I can tell is going to lace nicely.

S- Lots of fresh pine, with a strong beady, malty backbone.

T- Not near as bitter as I expected. Caramel malt sweetness hits the tongue, followed by a moderate hoppy, pine resin, bitterness.
Quite tasty.

M- Going with a solid medium body on this one. Perfect amount of carbonation.

O- Surprised I like this as much as I do. A solid year round offering from Sierra Nevada. Worth trying.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew pours a cloudy orange color with a one finger head which takes some time to disspate and thick lacing which stays on the glass throughout.

The smell is of grapefruit, a little orange, pine and and mint. Also a little spicy.

The taste is grapefruit followed by pine, a touch of mint and a touch of pepper and carmel. There is a strong hop taste with a roasted malt backbone followed by piney hops and hop resin which lingers on the tounge after swallowing. The finish is dry.

The mouthfeel is filling and bready. Crisp and oily with pine oils lingering on the tongue.

This is an edited reveiw; I think I got a bad batch the last time around because the beer I just had was simply incredible. A powerful IPA but not so much that it would burn your tounge off. The other flavors are well balanced.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,535 ratings.