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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

8,350 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,350
Reviews: 2,563
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 156
Gots: 830 | FT: 3
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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NeverSettle

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-17-2012 04:52:57 | More by NeverSettle
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%

Bottled on the 47th day of the year. So two months old.

Kinda reminiscent of the SNPA with a fluffy white head, clear body, and the carb bubbles, yet it differs in the body coloring. It’s got a deep orange/copper/gold mélange thing going on.

The first thing that really tickles my fancy in the aroma is the grapefruit hop. Their is also some pine and floral going on. A little caramel and bread. Hop dominate aroma for sure.

Mild hop bitterness grabs the attention of your taste buds. All the different hop aromas are present in the taste with citrus and pine but gets a little grassy/leafy. It seemed quite hop forward in the nose but the taste seems quite balanced with some caramel and bread/biscuit malt. I know I have had fresher based on the taste of this, but still a yummy IPA.

Medium bodied and dried the hell out of my mouth. Right up my alley.

Ya, I love this thing. A classic perhaps?

04-17-2012 04:40:40 | More by MattSweatshirt
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Satan70

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-17-2012 02:58:16 | More by Satan70
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rondufresne

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-17-2012 02:01:54 | More by rondufresne
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mooseo

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -5.5%

16oz can poured into tulip.

A - Pours a beautiful deep amber with a big frothy off-white head. Nice retention and lacing.

S - Subtle aroma of citrus, pine needle, caramel malt and floral hops.

T - Nicely balanced flavors of bitter citrus and sweet caramel malt. A bit of earthiness and black pepper come through mid palate. Finishes slightly bitter with spicy hops and a lingering graininess.

M - Smooth and slick. Crisp. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

O - Great IPA from Sierra Nevada. Highly drinkable and refreshing. A very well rounded brew that's cheap and easy to find.

04-17-2012 00:48:07 | More by mooseo
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Avio


4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-16-2012 12:42:22 | More by Avio
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axres

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-16-2012 07:29:40 | More by axres
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RobinLee

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-16-2012 01:17:15 | More by RobinLee
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goldie2828

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-16-2012 01:00:58 | More by goldie2828
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BykViking

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

04-16-2012 00:36:19 | More by BykViking
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antoines15

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-16-2012 00:05:18 | More by antoines15
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tankg

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-15-2012 22:46:24 | More by tankg
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gungoat

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-15-2012 21:03:35 | More by gungoat
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-15-2012 20:41:35 | More by DrFunkenstein
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MikeConklin

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-15-2012 14:47:50 | More by MikeConklin
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DCas90

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-15-2012 14:13:51 | More by DCas90
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zchops

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-15-2012 13:07:48 | More by zchops
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PGVG

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-15-2012 04:56:31 | More by PGVG
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dpmacd

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

04-15-2012 03:42:45 | More by dpmacd
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MONKandTUCK

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -25.5%

A - Deep Amber, almost a light brown. Good clarity and nice head. Kinda generic.

A - Not as stunning as I remember. A little vegetal. Kinda bland. Of course, most beers still don't have the citrusy blast and piney bite this one has, but it's not an on-tap IPA. Not sure it's not become too over-industrialized at SN.

T - Good hops, sometimes sharply bitter. It's hard to finish it all considering the hop quotient. However, it is sweet. Seriously, this is a sweet bastard. It tastes of a lot of caramel. leaner and dryer and I think I would be A LOT happier. I can't tel you why, but I remember this beer being so much more enjoyable.

M - Thick, somewhat creamy at first, but then it's fat and heavy.

O - As low as my review is, consider that I did not see this can filled. I have no idea how long much time passed since it was brewed until it hit my lips, but I was underwhelmed.

The reason I bother posting is because even though cans make sense... for IPA's and Pale Ales, they might be an absolute waste of product. Hop oil voltage depends on freshness.

04-14-2012 05:19:31 | More by MONKandTUCK
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blindseer


3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

04-14-2012 04:35:53 | More by blindseer
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -6.3%

A: Thick soapy cream coloured head and clear copper brew. Few lazy bubbles slowly breaking from the bottom.

S: piney sap, grapefruit rind, and a hint of pineapple. Some hints of floral scents, overall though the smell is not as present as I expect from other IPAs.

T: Hop hop hops, front end of pine sap and grapefruit rinds. Its a dry brew, something like a dry wine, which adds to the complexity. some taste of fresh cut pineapples, citrus and a little musky.

M: Medium body and good level of carbonation.

O: This is a good hoppy IPA. I find it a little weak on smell and less complex in flavour than Red Racer or Fat Tug, but still a good flavourful brew. I found that I actually preferred this one a little on the cool side. Overall it's a good IPA, maybe a little boozy...but I'm not complaining.

04-14-2012 03:11:20 | More by FondueVoodoo
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bh123

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

04-14-2012 02:45:51 | More by bh123
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minneapolitanjim

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +20.2%

04-14-2012 01:36:22 | More by minneapolitanjim
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jimelee108

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.9%

04-14-2012 00:22:57 | More by jimelee108
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,350 ratings.