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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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8,610 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,610
Reviews: 2,582
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 167
Gots: 977 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

sbanacho, May 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

carnold350, May 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

daisygirl, May 26, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ok, the appearance had a nice fluffy head and some schticky lacing. I got a good wiff of this beer and I wasn't sure I was in the right place. I was expecting a hop explosion on the nose but didn't get one. Torpedo is a solid English-style IPA in my book. The hop finish this beer left me with was the taste and smell I wanted but I only got a hint of it on the finish. Good balance but not as Cali-style as I wanted from a Sierra Nevada beer.

TSJ4000, May 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

beernads, May 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Hopmodium, May 25, 2012
Photo of rhultstrand
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle Poured into a glass

A - Copper & Amber with plenty of visible carbonation. A small head as it was poured from the bottle. Head is an off white color.

S - Oh yea. Now that is what an Extra IPA should smell like. Lots of hops... Citrus Zest.. Pine.

T - Hits hard with the hops. Bitter, even at the tip of the tongue.

M - Excellent. Very full. Sticky and chewy the longer it is swirled in the mouth.

O - Somewhat surprisingly, a very excellent Extra IPA from a large craft brewer. This will be one of my go-tos when I am looking for a little extra umph on the Hopps. I'd like to try this on tap.

rhultstrand, May 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

JerryKilgen, May 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

bunnyVonW, May 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Jumski, May 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

BigRob329, May 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Mermaidhunter, May 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

ryansuttles, May 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

JPWestCoastIPA, May 24, 2012
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3.33/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

*I bought this (from the shelf) as part of my Mix-A-Six for $1.89 in a 16oz can. When I got it home, it was in the fridge for maybe 2 hours and in the freezer for about 15 minutes. It was probably close to around 50-55 deg F. My review may be off since the beer was not real cold.*

A- Cooper with an extremely soapy head. Very effervescent, with bubbles racing to the top of the class.

S- Floral and citrus hops. A good deal of caramel-type malt in the nose as well. A nice balance between hops and malts!

T- Sharply bitter! The thing that is detected right away is the citrus/grapefruit notes. The initial sip is very pungent on the palate! The finish is of floral type hops. What bothers me (and I like IPAs) is the finish is just so bitter and lingers in your mouth. There is a really awesome caramel maltiness that comes out, but it doesn't balance much of the bitterness from the hops. The beer has tons of flavor, but nothing that wows me.

M- Medium. I didn't think that this beer sat too heavy or was in any way watery. Easy enough to drink

*This beer is slightly above average to me overall, even for an IPA. I just think the bitterness is too one dimensional and not well rounded enough for any other flavors to be detected. I say this is a slightly above average beer because as the Torpedo Extra IPA has an immense amount of flavor, it's very lopsided to me in terms of it's flavor profile. I would try this again only if it were ice-cold.

ThomasMetal75, May 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

srw, May 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Stocean1, May 23, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

ddelozier5, May 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Mullinger1980, May 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

clickyourfingers, May 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

HEADYdb, May 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Swervine44, May 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

toolg, May 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

hopnerd, May 22, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden honey appearance, slightly hazy, mostly clear.
S: Malty sweet and piney.
T: Spicy, piney, slight sweetness, and citrus hop.
M: Medium to Medium High tingly carbonation, medium body.
O: Awesome beer, good for end of night consumption to help take nice nap.

trifecta, May 22, 2012
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,610 ratings.