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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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9,622 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,622
Reviews: 2,736
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 237
Gots: 1,744 | FT: 5
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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Poured into a chalice, color is copper, light effervescence, head is thick from a tall pour, 1 inch, color is light tan.

Smell is resiny, piney, lighter citrus hops, some mild sweetness.

Taste is a great balance of great big hops in the form of pine and light citrus and solid malt backbone, with some lighter malt sweetness to counter the bitterness. A great brew to have in the colder weather with these bold flavors.

Mouthfeel is wonderful for a slightly stronger ipa, good bitterness lingering on the tongue with some solid malt sweetness backbone.

Overall, a very, very good ipa - love the resinous flavors (think hop devil on the east coast), with tasty understated malt flavors.

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S: Crisp citrusy hoppy aroma
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M: Smooth pleasant watery refreshing feel, goes down easy despite the higher alcohol content
O: Extremely well balanced good tasting double, one of my favorite double IPAs

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S) Light, earthy overall smell, leafy hoppyness, many faint citrusy aromas
T) Bright, balanced, hoppy, flavor finishing with citrusy notes
M) Watery, smooth, and a very appetizing flavor lingers beckoning another sip
O) A delicious, balanced, and drinkable extra IPA with subtle character that speaks for itself.

Great beer

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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