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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

9,038 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,038
Reviews: 2,619
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 184
Gots: 1,199 | 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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Ratings: 9,038 | Reviews: 2,619 | Display Reviews Only:
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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
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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%

elkinbrown, Jun 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

littleporter, Jun 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

SnatchyMcPants, Jun 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Drewby, Jun 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

dbert21, Jun 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Florya, Jun 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: mediun-deep amber, 2-finger head

S: hearty malt and bright hops

T: caramel malt, grapefruit citrus, sweet pine

M: perfect medium, nice crispness but also rich feeling

O: fantastic beer - almost like an American strong ale IPA in taste, as it has a deep richness to complement the bright, crisp IPA-style hops and flavors

Greywulfken, Jun 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Lima, Jun 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

hiphopj5, Jun 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

T6TurboMan, Jun 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

RayHampel, Jun 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Jmick28, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of BostonHops
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle served in a pint glass.

pours a medium amber tone while yielding a finger and a half of foamy beige head. average retention, lacing. nose offers a good dose of citric hoppiness, followed by notes of pine and a touch of malt. good aroma.

flavor delivers more of the same: citrus, even some tropical flavors, with hints of pine and herbal hops. has a distinct malt character that's not overwhelming. medium bodied in the mouth with average carbonation.

overall, a damn good beer. nothing upper echelon, but tasty and flavorful. moreover, being so widely available and relatively inexpensive makes it a trusty stand-by. definitely a keeper.

(originally reviewed: 08-22-2011)

BostonHops, Jun 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

lmz3000, Jun 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Vevoda478, Jun 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a Nonic pint.

A- Pours an orangish yellow color with 3 fingers of thick, creamy, frothy white head that I can tell is going to lace nicely.

S- Lots of fresh pine, with a strong beady, malty backbone.

T- Not near as bitter as I expected. Caramel malt sweetness hits the tongue, followed by a moderate hoppy, pine resin, bitterness.
Quite tasty.

M- Going with a solid medium body on this one. Perfect amount of carbonation.

O- Surprised I like this as much as I do. A solid year round offering from Sierra Nevada. Worth trying.

rfbenavi80, Jun 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Joel12, Jun 19, 2012
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,038 ratings.