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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

8,744 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,744
Reviews: 2,595
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 174
Gots: 1,047 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 8,744 | Reviews: 2,595 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of SierraDrinker
5/5  rDev +20.5%

SierraDrinker, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of Cthulhu
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Cthulhu, Apr 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

blake58, Apr 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Chugga06, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of smi
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

smi, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a very good, very big ipa. smells like a ton of hops, cascade, and centennial is my inclination, but my senses havent been dialed lately. its robust blooming hops in the aroma through and through, some sweeter caramel type malts in there too, but they take a way back seat, in fact they ride bitch here. flavor is more balanced, but the hops star here. very grassy/herbal flavor to the hops, with less bitterness outright than i first assumed. good body with excellent carbonation, bright and easy drinking for what it is. im surprised how sessionable this really is. one of my favorite springtime brews

StonedTrippin, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of AltraSeckz
4/5  rDev -3.6%

AltraSeckz, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of Streetcore
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from tallboy can.

A: Amber with soapy off white head

S: Citrus, spicy hops , pine notes, fresh cut grass, musty, some floral notes

T: Citrus, grapefruit, pine, spice

M: Crisp, some oily hop resins leaving lingering spicy/piney hop flavors.

O: This is a really enjoyable brew. Easily one of my my favorite readily available IPAs.

Streetcore, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of BigAlofOrion
4/5  rDev -3.6%

BigAlofOrion, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

aztraz, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of mungus
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

mungus, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of tylerprince
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had out of the can, purchased fresh from the beer stop in Grand Central Station. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a nice clear golden amber. White one finger head doesn't linger and only sparse lacing remains.

S: Relatively strong. Mostly pine, some grapefruit. Surprisingly lacking in pure hop oil aroma, which I like in my IPAs - a little disappointing.

T: Fantastically balanced. Starts with a nice bready malt that gives way to that wonderful SN pine and a nice amount of citrus. Finishes with a grassy bitterness and a bit of booze. Hints of soap, ash, aspirin - bit of everything. Delicious.

M: Dry and perfectly carbonated; crisp. Not much else to say.

O: SN hits it on the head, as always. A great IPA almost DIPA. I want another just thinking about it.

tylerprince, Apr 05, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

09/02/12 "best by" date. 16oz can to tulip glass.

A: Pours medium golden, mostly opaque, with a finger of light fluffy white head. Good retention and some nice sticky lacing. Clarity improves once the beer warms.

S: Sweet candied malt, lemon, grass.

T: Leans more towards bready/yeasty, with some light citrus hops (lemon and grapefruit peel), and a long, mildly bitter finish. Kind of light on the flavor.

M: Medium body and light carbonation.

O: Flavors are light but good, making this a very easy drinking, straightforward beer. This drinks like a lower ABV than it is.

pmarlowe, Apr 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

ZPB, Apr 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Hanzo, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of Steimie
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Steimie, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of Anything
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Anything, Apr 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

DarthGuitarHero, Apr 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

howard12, Apr 04, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

x0darap, Apr 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Nfrey, Apr 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

dac0152, Apr 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

NOLANDMAN, Apr 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

mikepcarney, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of EspressoGuy
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: med gold honey;
S: just a hint of grapefruit
T: very solid, nicely balanced, noticeable bitterness on finish but no alcoholic heat (7.2%). Bright malt profile. Hops in bitterness only.
Not complex or all that interesting but so well balanced.
M: fresh, not heavy. Nice.

Unlike other IPAs of similar alcohol level this one is much better balanced. It has a freshness that makes it quite enjoyable.

EspressoGuy, Apr 03, 2012
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,744 ratings.