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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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8,066 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,066
Reviews: 2,540
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 137
Gots: 686 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-01-2012 02:05:37 | More by Zaphog
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-31-2012 22:20:23 | More by bs870621345
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-31-2012 19:45:47 | More by BeerCosmonaut
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-31-2012 15:45:03 | More by Archemedies
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-31-2012 01:24:19 | More by gleeky99
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

03-31-2012 01:13:41 | More by Scoobert
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4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from can into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a deep amber color with a huge off white head. The head is billowy and very persistent. Over time the fluffy head fades to give some very nice lacing. The look of this one is quite good.

Smell – Most potent is a very nice pine hop aroma. A little bit of floral and citrus hops are present as well and are mixed with a bready smell.

Taste – Throughout the whole taste the pine and the citrus hop flavors are present and mixed with a nice bready malt flavor. At the start the pine is the stronger of the hop flavor, but as taste moves on it becomes less piney and more citrus in nature. Toward the middle of the taste there is a lighter sweetness that becomes apparent. While the citrus is a more potent at the end, the pine taste is still quite prevalent. Overall the two hop tastes share the taste experience quite well and the transitions are all quite smooth. Well done.

Mouthfeel – The body is nice and creamy and has a medium level of carbonation. The brew really sooths the mouth with its body and really allows the flavors to permeates the tongue; allowing all those nice hop flavors to really be experienced.

Overall – this is quite a nice IPA. It has a very nice body and a very smooth, but still hoppy flavor. Easy to drink and very enjoyable.

Serving type: can

03-31-2012 00:41:07 | More by Darkmagus82
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

03-30-2012 23:29:08 | More by MikeW51
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

03-30-2012 22:01:30 | More by keepitsimple1990
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New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- A transparent amber in color with about two fingers of off white head and nice lacing retention.

S- Nice citrus notes with a bit of pine and nice mixture of malts, great nose on this one.

T- Well balanced taste, a bit more over powering than the nose. The booze is not so present but great mixture of pine and citrus, and malty.

M- Medium bodied with mid carbonation, sticky.

O- A great tasting brew from Sierra Nevada, enjoyed it very much, refreshing and well balanced brew.

Serving type: on-tap

03-30-2012 19:17:36 | More by thedoubler55
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

03-30-2012 18:48:47 | More by JstnP
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-30-2012 16:32:29 | More by Dbrag
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-30-2012 06:07:09 | More by KevdoggNasty
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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber color with a frothy two-fingered beige head. Aroma of piney, floral and citrus hops, along with some fruity notes. The taste is pine and citrus hops, caramel malts, and bread. The hoppy bitterness nicely lingers through the finish. Medium bodied.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 19:56:23 | More by calicaliente
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4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving type: 12-ounce bottle. A cryptic batch code is printed on the label but no freshness date is provided.

Appearance: Straight pour into a pint glass. The color is light copper and is a touch hazy. Two fingers of beautiful, thick, eggshell-colored head dissipated very slowly, leaving trails of foam along the sides as it dissolved; it eventually left an even foam cover across the surface.

Smell: The definition of “balanced.” Caramel, toffee, and toasted malts tinged with grapefruit, orange, and lemon citrus. There may also be a little pine in there (it is an IPA, after all) but it does not stand out as much as the citrus.

Taste: The smooth caramel and toffee malt foundation is just as strong but is less noticeable because the hop flavors shine, providing an even zest and astringency that is a perfect blend of grapefruit, orange, and lemon citrus. As the beer warms the malt foundation becomes more pronounced and creates an excellent balance with the hops.

Drinkability: Whoa. This is very well crafted and I should have never expected anything else from Sierra Nevada.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 19:00:16 | More by TheQuietMan22
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-29-2012 17:57:54 | More by gleemonger
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-29-2012 03:25:09 | More by andrewj17
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-28-2012 18:46:46 | More by JustinQ
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-28-2012 16:07:48 | More by Vasko5m
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-28-2012 02:40:33 | More by rjpetrizzo
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

03-28-2012 02:18:24 | More by Beerchaeology
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

03-28-2012 01:43:58 | More by Zenk
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3.63/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a 16 ounce tallboy of this at Julio's. Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a crystal clear coppery amber hue with a sudsy one finger white head that fades to leave a nice blanket and good side lacing.

S - Smell is of dank, wet hop leaves. Slightly herbal with light malt sweetness. Very earthy, almost like soil.

T - Taste of very piney. Pine needles though. Not very oily, but like I'm chewing on some pine needles. Especially in the aftertaste. I like a good piney beer, but, this...I dont know. There is a slight mineral/soil note to this, along with pine needles. I like that thick piney resin quality...not herbal. Just not my thing.

M - Mouthfeel is really good. Super drinkable, the ABV hidden nicely. Little sweet but with a bitter finish. Very drinkable.

O - Overall this isnt a bad beer, just not my favorite type of an IPA. Its good, and its drinkable, but I personally feel there are better offerings from Sierra Nevada.

Serving type: can

03-28-2012 00:38:17 | More by rudzud
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

03-27-2012 21:41:22 | More by rjblake1984
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-27-2012 21:33:41 | More by alexrich82
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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