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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

8,076 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,076
Reviews: 2,541
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 141
Gots: 694 | 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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enfield249

Michigan

4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a perfectly clear amber with rust highlights. Lots off-white foam that fades to a thin layer.

S - Strong smells of medicinal hops. Slight maltiness.

T - Hop forward for sure. Lots of resin, pine and medicinal flavors. Then a little maltiness, that turns to a little sweetness.

M - Full, but also very strong hop bitterness. Almost like sucking on a fresh hop cone.

O - A very powerfully flavored AIPA.

Serving type: can

03-21-2012 00:08:10 | More by enfield249
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creez

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-20-2012 21:51:38 | More by creez
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DMc8ride

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-20-2012 20:15:33 | More by DMc8ride
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Mattybz28

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-20-2012 14:45:40 | More by Mattybz28
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sierra Nevada Torpedo from a 16oz can into a pint glass. I believe, can dated 2/22/12.

Pours a true amber with great clarity and a foamy crystalline head that hangs over the rim. 4.0

Chalky malts and grapefuit hops with a touch of pine in the nose. Interesting dusty character. Fresh-smelling and hoppy. 4.0

Nice juicy grapefruit and grassy/leafy hop flavor and subsequent bitterness. Bready malts have that flour-dusted crust dryness that is ideal to back the green stuff. Clean, a bit floral, and garden-y to remind you that this is not Celebration. Traces of ethanol in the finish. A beer that induces the happy face every time you take a gulp. 4.0

Great body for an IPA. Nice slurping noise when you get a little air in your sip. Sudsy, creamy feel with great drinkability. Well above-average. 4.5

The best ones I ever had were on-tap, but these cans beat the bottles in my opinion. A knockout IPA that's on a shelf somewhere near you. Pick it up. Crack, pour, and enjoy! 4.0

Serving type: can

03-20-2012 01:12:08 | More by thecheapies
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illini4x4


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-20-2012 01:06:21 | More by illini4x4
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station815


4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-20-2012 00:38:01 | More by station815
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WeezyBoPeep

Florida

4.93/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Amazingly pretty dark orange with brownish head that hangs around the whole time you're drinking it. Rich and thick like honey.

S: This is one of those beers that when you smell the empty bottle the next morning, it smells good.

T: Rich and dark malt, heavy dark fruit, grapefruit hops, florals, biscuits, peat, earth.

M: Full but not too heavy or "thick."

Value: How can anyone complain about Torpedo? For the price, this is THE BEST strong IPA out there and they sell it in my nearby 7-11. There is one neat store in my neighborhood where I can buy this in a 12 pack for $12.99. At a little more than a buck per beer, I dare you to find something even close. As good as IPA's twice as expensive.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 22:36:08 | More by WeezyBoPeep
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Aexoonge

California

5/5  rDev +20.2%

03-19-2012 20:41:28 | More by Aexoonge
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SpartanHistory2013

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-19-2012 05:51:25 | More by SpartanHistory2013
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Boitnott

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-19-2012 05:35:06 | More by Boitnott
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Giovacchini

California

4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

24oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

A- pours amber with a one finger off-white head.

S- hops, yeast, grapefruit, pine, and malt.

T- malt, grapefruit, alcohol, citrusy hop flavors, and pine.

M- a nice punch of bitterness that sends chills down my spine. My scorched pallette is then warmed by a nice kick of alcohol. Nice carbonation and a oily mouthfeel.

O- I liked this beer. The first time I had this beer I was put off by its maltiness. I realized it might not have been fresh so I decided to give it a whirl agin and I thoroughly enjoyed it this time around.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 04:59:51 | More by Giovacchini
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Ultraman9000

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-19-2012 01:28:27 | More by Ultraman9000
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Review from 6/2011 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a clear orange amber with a copper tone. One finger off white head and lacing, nice carbonation. Aroma of sweet malts, light hops, light pine, nice. Moderate body. Solid sweet malt, moderate spicy hops, light pine and pineapple, light fruit. Not as robust as some IPAs, but very pleasant and worth trying again.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 22:25:20 | More by LiquidAmber
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DaveONan

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-18-2012 21:57:06 | More by DaveONan
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Back to Torpedo land, it's in da can and now in my nonic pint glass!

Great super foamy off caramel whit colored head, with a crystal clear body, some cola like sticking bubbles, but that great orange and red amber body, real great looking as usual.

Nose seems a mild pine hop pungency, some nice fresh chewy sense, a little bit of citrus but not much.

Taste is earth and dirt hops, simple good malt backbone. Mouthfeel washes over with a good body, nothing crazy or mindblowing. Very soil dirt finish.

Overall pretty solid no complaints works in the can just as well.

Serving type: can

03-18-2012 21:47:24 | More by smakawhat
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Aschap

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-18-2012 18:18:03 | More by Aschap
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terence

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-18-2012 15:00:15 | More by terence
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deonreds

New York

2.25/5  rDev -45.9%

03-18-2012 05:15:39 | More by deonreds
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baybassboy

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

03-18-2012 04:49:21 | More by baybassboy
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DCon

Missouri

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

Bought 4- 16 FL.OZ. Cans of this in a pack @ The Wine & Cheese Place in Ballwin, MO for $7.99. Poured from the Forest Green Colored can into a 12oz Snifter Glass. Has 20587 on the bottom of the can & 20127838T on the side. Freshness dates please?

Aroma- A medium amount of hops and sweetness are dominant. Malt background and everything very subtle.

Appearance- Pours a 1.5

Serving type: can

03-18-2012 04:05:47 | More by DCon
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bushwack

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-18-2012 02:29:53 | More by bushwack
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justinbrown

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

03-17-2012 21:36:44 | More by justinbrown
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Crimsontider22

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-17-2012 20:08:11 | More by Crimsontider22
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VonZipper

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-17-2012 16:57:06 | More by VonZipper
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,076 ratings.