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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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9,366 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,366
Reviews: 2,673
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 208
Gots: 1,471 | FT: 3
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:
Beer added by: GClarkage on 05-12-2006

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.
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Here's a review that's long overdue...I first had it a little over a year ago and have had this many times since.

Pours a dark copper orange, an off-white head tops it off, eventually becoming a slight cap+ring. Pretty good lace.

Scent is good. Earthy and piny hops noticeable with some light grapefruit and citrus there too. Not much for malt except some faint toastiness.

Taste is an improvement. Piny/resiny and grapefruit hops are most prevalent with some earthiness and citrus there too. Decent amount of caramel and bready malts back it up. Pretty classic IPA taste that's very well done.

Carbonation is on the low side for an IPA, very smooth, full-bodied. Good balance.

This is definitely a go-to classic IPA for me. It's an excellent deal for the quality and it's consistently great.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.62/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Glass used tulip.

Pours Amber. Head is 2.5 finger off-white mostly dissolves after 2-3 minutes yet thin head remains to the end. Lacing is medium.

Aroma is wow. Pine, hops and citrus rise quickly to your nose to captivate it.

Taste is another wow factor. Hops, pine and citrus explode in your mouth. Nothing subtle about this one. After taste is of hops and a hint of the alcohol content.

Mouthful tends to a light heavy. Very pleasing but with a hint of "warning".

Overall this one has ample availability and priced right. A big bang for the buck at 7.2 ABV. The alcohol in this one may sneak up on you. Easy drinkability so beware. I call this one
Sierra's Pale Ale "on steroids". Could use better balancing for feel, however.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of rodlavers
3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into Perfect Pint glass.

Poured hard, Torpedo yields a massive fluffy very light tan head, which, as it dissipates, shows good retention and fluffyness. Coloring resembles burnt copper and golden/orange. On the nose, this guy is riddled with citrus and pine hops and a bit of malt. The taste is juicy pine, citrus with well balanced hop presence. There is grapefruit and something else I'll describe as floral, although its not overbearing. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with light bitterness on the end. Carbonation is present but balanced. Overall, I'd say this is very well balanced. This is the first time I've had this beer in years.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Pours a golden copper one finger fluffy light tan head that has good retention and leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is dank hops, grapefruit, light mango, and some light caramel. Taste has some sweetness with mango, dank hops, pine, and light caramel. The finish has light bitterness, but could use more. Medium body. Medium carbonation.

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden amber with orange edges with a off-white creamy head that falls to a ring with some lace. S-Distinctive floral and tropical notes in there. T- Hops, Hops and more hops. There a slight sweetness quickly followed in the mid palate by citrus, piney resins and grasses.
There's a good malt background. Aftertaste of bitter hops which lingers.

M- Medium bodied feel with a warm boozy note. Impressive.

O- Bold , assertive flavors that make a big impression. A good nightcap beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,366 ratings.