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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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9,029 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,029
Reviews: 2,619
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 183
Gots: 1,193 | 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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Photo of tenesmus
3.33/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a De Ranke tulip glass, clear bronze appearance, small fingers worth of cream head.

Aroma of caramel and biscuit malt, citrus - grapefruit and orange. Floral hints and minty herbs.

Grapefruit and lemon zest, supported by a strong backbone of sticky toffee sweet malt, a fair touch of alcohol licks the back of the throat. Herb, pine and tropical overtones but these are negligible compared to the malt.

Feel is is medium/heavy, sticky in the mouth, with gentle carbonation.

I was expecting a hop masterclass, but left a little flat. Lacks the assertiveness I would expect and the malts are more prominant than I would have expected. Perhaps the trip over to the UK has sullied the flavour and complexity.

tenesmus, Jun 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Oregon-Donor, Jun 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

JRBecks, Jun 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Rudy, Jun 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

FuselGuy, Jun 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

KalenJones, Jun 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

ithinkimasofa, Jun 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Hardcore, Jun 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Philumciousphil, Jun 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

K_Diggity, Jun 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Axnjxn, Jun 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

maplacek, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a very lightly hazy golden orange in color with some light visible carbonation along the sides of the glass. The beer has a two finger tall foamy beige head that reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a very thick ring at the edges of the glass. There is very significant lacing observed.

S: I detect notes of citrus, pine, and herbal notes from the hops which pretty much dominate the aroma of the beer. Very little malt presence but very inviting.

T: There is a bit of bready malts upfront in the taste but then the hop characteristics really take over. The primary flavors from the hops are pine and citrus though there are some herbal notes present as well. There is a very pleasant (not harsh) light lingering bitterness in the finish.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin for the style and slightly sticky.

O: This is a very good beer and certainly one that is easy to drink. I could easily see this as a session beer and a really good one at that. Not overly bitter though there is a great hop presence. Nice combination of flavors and aromas from the different hops used. I would get this one again - I think I prefer this in the can to the bottle but just slightly.

dbrauneis, Jun 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

katahdin01, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of littlelorib
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear golden brown with a generous finger and a half head that dissipated rather slowly. Scent of citrus, spice, and pine, very nice hoppy smell. Taste followed smell with plenty of bitterness and only a hint of maltiness. Medium mouthfeel with plenty of carbonation.

Overall, a very nice beer that more than lives up to the "extra" in its name. Will keep on the lookout for this in the future.

littlelorib, Jun 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

HairyToeKnuckles, Jun 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Thehopluver, Jun 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

jaybags, Jun 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

tomis850, Jun 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

dmadsen, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of pisano
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: pours a beautiful golden amber with three finger off white foamy head

s: citrusy hops, tangerine, grapefruit, some piney notes

t: much like the nose with a very nice balance between hop bitterness and malt sweetness

m: medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation, no alcohol, so smooth, damn refreshing

o: excellent IPA! i could drink this all day.

pisano, Jun 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Blaze5445, Jun 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

beestes, Jun 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

elkinbrown, Jun 21, 2012
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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