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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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8,541 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,541
Reviews: 2,580
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 163
Gots: 951 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

pfetro, May 13, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Piccadilly on Springfield Ave, Champaign, IL
2089213:37 stamped on bottle (sometime in March 2012)
Poured into a tulip glass

Torpedo is a solid IPA from Sierra Nevada, bringing together high levels of bitterness, grapefruit, and some noticeable malt character and keeping everything in check and quite palatable. While I might enjoy a slightly lighter, fizzier mouthfeel, this was overall quite a good beer.

Pours a pleasant, 1.5cm, dirty white head that gradually fades to a thin ring around the glass. Leaves some lacing along sides of glass as head fades. Body is an orange-gold color, transparent, with plenty of carbonation along the sides.

Aroma of peach, pine resin, grapefruit rind, and balanced by light, sweet malts.

For the flavor of the beer, grapefruit mingles with pine resin and plenty of bitterness, with mild, cracker-like malt flavors arising as this washes across the back of the palate.

Beer is medium-bodied with fairly minimal carbonation, making this a bit sluggish on the palate. Resulting mouthfeel is generally smooth, though a bit turgid due to the less than desired carbonation. Finishes out quite dry due to numerous hops and residual sugars.

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

ELECTRONICAnonymous, May 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

StubFaceJoe, May 12, 2012
Photo of Rau71
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer has become my go to beer for when I am going to be kicking back more then 1 or 2. It has a big enough hop kick to keep my hop head side satisfied but also smooth and easy enough to drink where I don't feel bloated or weighed down after drinking a couple. The hops that I taste are very citrusy and very good. This is the session beer that I judge all other beers too.

Rau71, May 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

dmargittai, May 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

OPBrewCrew, May 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

sansho, May 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

JimSmetana, May 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Piason, May 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

HollyHops, May 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

de322, May 11, 2012
Photo of msh4k3
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle served into tumbler

Freshness jan 30 2012

A. A filtered copper orange color. 2 finger head which reduce quite fast to like 1/4 inch head lacing.

S. Grapefruit and piney flavors. Little sweet biscuits from the malt end. Little tame.

T. Grapefruit notes melds with bitterness from the hops. Very little on the malts ends a little biscuit notes recede after the end.

M. Kind of watery side, and low carbonation. Very sappy, but not the sappiest. Taste lingers for a while afterwards!

O. Pretty decent American pale ale. Mine was a bit old so the hops were a little tame. Not sure if i like more bitter beers or if this is one is a little old. Pretty readily available IPA with higher abv and taste for the more experienced hop heads. Buy a plenty!

msh4k3, May 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

gregu2, May 11, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

What can I say? If I am going to go buy a case of IPA its going to be Torpedo! $33 dollars a case in my high priced state, this is a regular beer for me. Not to easy drinking but not hard either. I can drink quite a few of these things in a setting. lol

Very great IPA that will always be a regular for me. Plus, they just started making cans!

illegal-seed, May 10, 2012
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4.73/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- poured an amber orange color with a beautiful two finger head that stuck around for awhile. the head was off color with uneven bubbles

S- smells of oranges grapefruits and pines just the way an IPA should smell really hoppy

T- tons of hops with nice grapefruit and pine notes love the way this tastes nice malt finish

M- a little carbonation with bitterness throughout and an aftertaste that is long lasting and bitter

O- really great beer especially since i am a diehard hophead the beer is smooth with great flavor and a nice long lasting finish that isn't too potent

TheBishop27, May 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

mikem0487, May 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

RichH55, May 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

WaterCzar, May 09, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! Fantastic pour. Thick, rocky head with lacing. Light tropical aroma. Torpical fruit (lychee, mango, etc.) flavors spring up and fade towards more peppery, bitter hops. Powerfully bitter. Clean malt plays just a supporting role. Exceptionally smooth. A really well made beer.

marcobrau, May 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

bumchilly25, May 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

bvlaminck, May 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

elricorico, May 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

njgoodspeed, May 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

JeffTheJuice, May 08, 2012
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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