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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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8,544 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,544
Reviews: 2,580
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 163
Gots: 954 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

DavyJones, May 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

SlaughteredWolf, May 17, 2012
Photo of mgroothuis
5/5  rDev +20.2%

mgroothuis, May 17, 2012
Photo of PKing
4/5  rDev -3.8%

PKing, May 17, 2012
Photo of jonathaniler
3/5  rDev -27.9%

jonathaniler, May 17, 2012
Photo of ericlitchfield
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

ericlitchfield, May 16, 2012
Photo of BrendanDouglas
5/5  rDev +20.2%

BrendanDouglas, May 16, 2012
Photo of sdcherto
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

sdcherto, May 16, 2012
Photo of pearljam118
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

pearljam118, May 15, 2012
Photo of PolarBear3
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Poured a golden orange/copper in colour with large off white frothy head that retains well with some lacing.

S - Extremely hoppy citrus aromas that are quite pronounced. I get some lemon and a hint of like tangerine.

T - Citrus hoppy notes allround with some pine nut and a little grapefruit along with a little sweet malt on the rather dry and slightly bitter finish.

M - Medium bodied with good carbonation that is rather crisp and refreshing

O - Overall a pretty decent IPA with the hoppiness and bitterness at the finish balanced nicely.

PolarBear3, May 15, 2012
Photo of BeerNooB
3/5  rDev -27.9%

BeerNooB, May 15, 2012
Photo of jtierney89
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber color with a sticky off white head. Initial skunky weed smell on the nose but after a bit of airing out, releases some very floral and earthy hop notes.

Slick full mouthfeel. Malt body is ever present with toasty and caramel flavors. Hop profile is much like the nose with subtle citric fruit flavors. Nice bitter finish that lingers slightly but doesn't build. Smooth and mild for an American IPA, not the california fruit bomb you expect which is nice.

Very dry, and pretty good.

jtierney89, May 15, 2012
Photo of te4ch
3.7/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Looks and tastes like liquid earwax. But, I liked it. It's like eating really dark chocolate. Very hoppy, dry, got a bite, better tasting cold, but not freezing. A bit thick, kinda sticks to your mouth and tongue, coats it in various flavors of grapefruit, tobacco, earwax, citrus, dark chocolate, hops.

te4ch, May 15, 2012
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
7.2% ABV, 2019717:12 on bottom of can.

A - Brilliant clarity allows the gorgeous bronzy amber color to shine vibrantly. It also shows tiny floating particles throughout the beer, gently rotated by the streaming carbonation. Rocky and tall, the ivory head lowers slowly, caking the pine in mounds of gooey lace!

S - Full-on hop-forward, Torpedo blasts an earthy combination of aromas into the air; from sticky pine resin to dry leaf and mulch pile, the aromatic nose is aggressive. Smooth Vienna-like malt imparts notes of caramel cube and toffee shard in the background for nice, albeit lopsided, balance.

T - Sticky caramel malt coats the tongue with it's base characteristics, slowly adding in toast notes before the hops totally take over. Earthy, almost musty like the aroma, the hops impart dry leaf, woody notes, and resiny pine that lingers through the finish. You won't find those bright citrusy characteristics here!

M - Medium-full bodied, Torpedo's sticky sweetness balances out the bold hop additions which fill the finish with a "I-need-another-sip" dryness and resiny, lip-smacking bitterness.

O - Total hop domination from Sierra Nevada, experts at balancing their bold hop creations, Torpedo meticulously combines smooth, caramelized malts with strong earthy hops and a faint warming alcohol finish for an awesomely bitter, delicious IPA!

BeerFMAndy, May 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

javi10653, May 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

jaganes, May 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Double06, May 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Qdaddy76, May 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

SaxmanRick, May 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

tizride, May 14, 2012
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1/5  rDev -76%

TDice, May 13, 2012
Photo of LXIXME
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an inch or so above the glass gave this beer a big white head that takes its time to settle into a decent lacing above a clear reddish golden colored IPA.

Big floral and citrus hops aroma that leads into a big nice citrusy hops taste that has some dryness to it.

The aftertaste on this medium bodied beer is quite dry with some hops attached to it.

If you like IPA's you like this, I did.

LXIXME, May 13, 2012
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4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brad's everyday favourite. A very reassuring beer. But Adele takes credit for introducing it to him.

A beautifully dark golden-amber colour. Little bit of head. Beautiful fruity, floral, hoppy smells that just hit the spot perfectly.

Luscious to taste. Plenty of citrus hops and a nice pine flavour. Medium body and reasonable carbonation. Not overly yeasty -- a good thing. Pure IPA perfection. Truly unbeatable for the price.

BradAndAdele, May 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

grubefresh, May 13, 2012
Photo of alexipa
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is just a fantastic beer. At it's price and availability, it can't be beat.

The appearance is perfect, amber golden and crystal clear. Very pungent aroma filled with floral and fruity notes. Strong citrus/fruit/floral hops throughout the taste, still a malt back end to hold up balance. It's just fantastic and one of my favorite IPAs.

alexipa, May 13, 2012
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,544 ratings.