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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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8,535 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,535
Reviews: 2,579
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 164
Gots: 948 | 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 AndrewRoecker
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

AndrewRoecker, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of jifigz
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle poured into a pint glass.

The appearance is a nice clear orange/amber color with a decent head that lingers for quite a while. The aroma is piney citrus and tropical fruits. The hops are obviously dominant here and provide those great scents. The taste is light and crisp and refreshing. The flavor is nice and hoppy but not overly so. It is a very refreshing flavor and is not extremely bitter, just flavorful. The MF is smooth and light, creamy and slightly watery but very refreshing. It is crisp on my palate.

A winner, Sierra Nevada delivers a solid beer, like most of their offerings.

jifigz, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of BierAdvoNikk
3/5  rDev -27.9%

BierAdvoNikk, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of delawaaare
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

delawaaare, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of yokken
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got a 6pack of this earlier tonight, heard it came out in cans recently but I prefer bottles.

Poured bottle into pint glass. 1-2 finger head, real pretty. After the head settled a bit I took a good whiff, nice and citrusy. It had the sharp smell typically noticed with a Double IPA, but I knew I was in for a treat. First sips were initially bitter but turned fruity and grainy soon after. Had a smooth, grainy finish.

In my opinion, this beer is easily drinkable but has a wide range of flavor that I am unable to capture. I like the bitterness of the hops, I really love hoppy beers. This is definitely a different kind of IPA compared to others, such as Stone IPA, which doesn't taste as grainy to me. I am no expert.

This is a great offering from Sierra Nevada and I'm glad it's always around.

yokken, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of JennyJam
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into pint glass.

A: Pours golden-yellow, a bit cloudy with a bit of carbonation. Dense, lacy head that lingers throughout.

S: Smells of pine, herbs and lemony citrus. Refreshing and effervescent, one of the best smelling beers I've had.

T: Starts off mellow with mild pine, herb flavors. A few sips in the bold hops really kick in. As you drink the citrus, pine and bold American hops play off of each other to make for a fun drink.

M: Smooth, light and creamy, mildly carbonated. Becomes a bit resiny.

This beer is delicious! I love IPAs like this one that take a few sips to get the hops revved up. Both complex and straightforward, this beer is fun to drink. A great summertime beer.

JennyJam, Mar 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Tackle42, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of muddyh2oblues
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

muddyh2oblues, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of EmperorBevis
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a wonderful golden hue with a rich thick white sticks and laces

full on hops aroma from the deep floral tones to the citrus zing without hitting those B.O. notes.

Syrup starts the taste then pow rich and tasty hops big old US IPA taste

Smooth mouthfeel great carbonation

Great, great beer, someone not heard of U.S. craft beer send 'em over here

EmperorBevis, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of sevenarts
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Nice reddish orange with a frothy white head and good lacing.

S: Crisp, clean hoppy citrus/fruit aroma. A bit of a malty undercurrent.

T/M: Delicious citrusy hops right up front, tingly on the tongue, some bitterness and then a lingering bitter aftertaste. Strong and hoppy but not overpowering, at least not for hop lovers.

O: Just a really amazing IPA, very direct and tasty, with well-defined flavors.

sevenarts, Mar 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

jbakajust1, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of bump8628
4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Torpedo...in a can! Hell yes, American craft beer gets even awesomer (sic). This beauty was canned 02/22/12 - that means it's only 16 days old, my friends. I've been drinking this beer for a few years now so I have a handle on it. What I love is that it manages to remain unique among the onslaught of American IPAs. Crystal and Citra drive the hop profile, but it's not a citrus/tropical bomb like the other high-profile west coast IPAs (not saying I don't love those too). Torpedo features a strong spicy, black pepper note along with mint, herbs, and a background mango quality, pine sneaks into the mix as it warms. Plenty of malt too, caramel and a general graininess form the backbone. Beautiful copper hue with some malt heft and body that strikes the perfect balance between quaffability and complexity.

bump8628, Mar 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Rynodyno, Mar 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

iL0VEbeer, Mar 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Norsican, Mar 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

beerFool28607, Mar 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

MatJones, Mar 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

archmagi1, Mar 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

ldawg87801, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Beautiful clear dark gold color with a nice white 1-finger head. Nice aromas of pine and orange rind.

Nicely constructed IPA. A slight sweetness accompanied by lots of nice citrus-like, sappy, tongue-bashing hoppy bitterness. The finish seems to leave your mouth coated with bitter hop oils, making you continue to taste this beer long after swallowing. Mouthfeel is firm and the beer is very drinkable.

This is easily one of the best bargains I have come across in craft beer. It is, in my opinion, the craft beer equivalent of Jim Beam Rye (a whiskey that's easy to find and costs less than $15 per bottle, yet is better than most ryes costing 2-3 times that much). I will buy this beer often as it is easy to get, affordable, and a damn nice IPA.

deadonhisfeet, Mar 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

dhep16, Mar 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Nightrain87, Mar 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Nate, Mar 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Bubbalito, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of rowmine
2.4/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

16oz poured into a 20oz shaker

Qutie dissapoitned with the new can.

Not sure what happened with my 16oz 4 pack but this is NOT the same as it comes out of the bottle.

I hope this is a bad batch but i got a STRONG metalic taste out of this beer with little to no hop flavor.

I will give this a try again in the future to reassess. :(

rowmine, Mar 07, 2012
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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