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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

8,768 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,768
Reviews: 2,600
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 177
Gots: 1,063 | 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: 8,768 | Reviews: 2,600 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

PGVG, Apr 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

dpmacd, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of MONKandTUCK
3.1/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Deep Amber, almost a light brown. Good clarity and nice head. Kinda generic.

A - Not as stunning as I remember. A little vegetal. Kinda bland. Of course, most beers still don't have the citrusy blast and piney bite this one has, but it's not an on-tap IPA. Not sure it's not become too over-industrialized at SN.

T - Good hops, sometimes sharply bitter. It's hard to finish it all considering the hop quotient. However, it is sweet. Seriously, this is a sweet bastard. It tastes of a lot of caramel. leaner and dryer and I think I would be A LOT happier. I can't tel you why, but I remember this beer being so much more enjoyable.

M - Thick, somewhat creamy at first, but then it's fat and heavy.

O - As low as my review is, consider that I did not see this can filled. I have no idea how long much time passed since it was brewed until it hit my lips, but I was underwhelmed.

The reason I bother posting is because even though cans make sense... for IPA's and Pale Ales, they might be an absolute waste of product. Hop oil voltage depends on freshness.

MONKandTUCK, Apr 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

blindseer, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Thick soapy cream coloured head and clear copper brew. Few lazy bubbles slowly breaking from the bottom.

S: piney sap, grapefruit rind, and a hint of pineapple. Some hints of floral scents, overall though the smell is not as present as I expect from other IPAs.

T: Hop hop hops, front end of pine sap and grapefruit rinds. Its a dry brew, something like a dry wine, which adds to the complexity. some taste of fresh cut pineapples, citrus and a little musky.

M: Medium body and good level of carbonation.

O: This is a good hoppy IPA. I find it a little weak on smell and less complex in flavour than Red Racer or Fat Tug, but still a good flavourful brew. I found that I actually preferred this one a little on the cool side. Overall it's a good IPA, maybe a little boozy...but I'm not complaining.

FondueVoodoo, Apr 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

bh123, Apr 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

minneapolitanjim, Apr 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

jimelee108, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of herman77
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark orange copper with a huge head and excellent lacing. Some haze to it.

S: Pretty weak nose surprisingly. A bit of carmel mat and pine hops.

T: Hoppy. Lots of piney hops, with just a touch of grapefruit and citrus hops. Some black pepper like spice. Not much malt at all.

M: Thicker mouthfeel. Average carbonation. Feels a bit slick.

O: Not really my IPA profile that I enjoy too much. That being said, it's still crafted really well. Drinkability isn't bad, its okay at best for me.

herman77, Apr 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

brealbg, Apr 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

SiflandOlly, Apr 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

vbiliyar, Apr 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

awdturboiv, Apr 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

lovellfam5, Apr 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Leonardo, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of killianf
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

350ml bottle into Duvel tulip

A: Pours a nice clear orange amber. Bubbly 2 finger slightly off-white head with good retention. Carbonation is slow.

S: Fruity, citrus fruits and peel, pine, very floral and summery. Smells very nice.

T: Pine and citrus, as with the smell. Peel is there too, nice hoppy bitterness, with a good fruity finish and aftertaste.

M: Medium to full bodied, very good, not too fizzy to mask the taste but lively still. Very drinkable and enjoyable.

Overall: A great beer. Doesn't differ too much from the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, just packs more of a punch in the alcohol and flavour. All-round great beer and I'll definitely have some more soon.

killianf, Apr 12, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

INFORMATION: Pint sized can with no freshness date. I was hoping with the switch to cans that SN was finally going to start dating. No such luck.

APPEARANCE: Pours a copper-orange color with pretty nice clarity. The head initially stood a good 2 fingers tall, but has now settled to a spotty layer with some really impressive lacing.

NOSE: The aroma on Torpedo is definitely on the malty and earthy side for the style. Some piney resinous hops in there as well. Not really too much in the way of citrus though.

TASTE: What this beer lacks in smell, it more than makes up for in flavor. Malty and earthy flavor blend nicely with the bitterness from the hops. Just the right amount of sweetness towards the middle to help balance the beer. Finish is filled with that signature SN lingering hop bitterness.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium bodied, but for the style...it’s actually on the heavy side of medium. Moderate carbonation.

OVERALL: A nice IPA at an even nicer price. Glad to see this in 16oz cans.

Morey’s Bottom Line: This is my first Torpedo out of a can. Taste just as good as the bottle, although I was hoping for a freshness indicator of some kind. I really like this beer a lot. Cheers!

Morey, Apr 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

IPABrewski, Apr 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

jamiesmithnc, Apr 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Beer4Baltimore, Apr 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

JustinWhipple, Apr 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

pierceska, Apr 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

poogas, Apr 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Wmbolling, Apr 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Schroeder, Apr 10, 2012
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,768 ratings.