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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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8,563 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,563
Reviews: 2,581
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 164
Gots: 962 | 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 Zachtheporter
2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

Zachtheporter, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of mecmd
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

mecmd, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of Tom-Peters
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Tom-Peters, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of doho95fu
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

doho95fu, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of KrisAyers
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

KrisAyers, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of RTEdmunds
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a 12 oz bottle.

golden color, nice head buildup. Foamy head with nice lacing

malty and boozey scents. some citrus in the background.

Appropriate amount of bitterness that I would expect from an IPA. not overpowering though, and it feels well balanced. some piney/earthy undertones. Pretty nice.

Medium carbonation, it does not feel like it's 7.20% ABV. Quite smooth.

Sierra Nevada never disappoints me =) Good stuff. and a competitive price to boot! Great choice if you're looking for an IPA but are very indecisive like I am.

RTEdmunds, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of willjrot
4/5  rDev -3.8%

willjrot, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of JCanarecci
5/5  rDev +20.2%

JCanarecci, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of CPDalton
3.18/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a golden brown, with a sticky half inch of head. Not much sediment floating around, just some bubbles. Lacing isn't bad.

Smell: Not a fan of the smell, there's not much to it. Maybe mine is old or something, but the smell reminds me of Heineken. A little sweet, but kind of blah.

Taste: The taste is much better than the smell. I get a little fruit upfront, but the hops come in immediately. It's one big bite of hops, and the bitterness lingers. This is balanced with a little bit of malt presence. Finishes really dry.

Mouthfeel: Feels a bit thick. The dryness might add to that. Stays with you.

Overall: I've had this before and remember liking it a little more than this. The smell was terrible, and I didn't get much of a complex flavor, just a really big in-your-face kind of hoppy bite. I'd try it again, but probably not in its own 6 pack.

CPDalton, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of Gilly1980
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Gilly1980, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of rangerred
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy copper with a one finger head. Great lacing.

Aromas of citrus come wafting up; very tropical smelling. Some malt is detectable along with a hint of alcohol.

Bitterness is present from the get go which is to be expected. There is wonderful tropical hop flavor along with some pine. There is a solid malt base underneath with a slight caramel flavor. Everything cleans up nicely leaving a pleasant bitterness.

This is really an outstanding IPA. Very well balanced with a hearty strength. Really one of the better bargains out there.

rangerred, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of GreatOak10
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bought a six pack and poured into a pilsner glass

A- light amber color where the glass gets wider and a light golden/straw color where its thin

S-(my favorite part) pineapple up front fading to grapefruit and maybe mango? Followed by a rich malty sweetness

T- almost exactly what it smells like, prominent pineapple flavor balanced superbly by the crisp bready malt flavor

O- an awesome beer one of my favorites I can't wait to have it from the bottle

Ps. I wish more breweries would start useing citra hops the tropical flavor it brought to this beer made it a different kind of ipa

GreatOak10, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of Kirby
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Kirby, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of shelby415
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

shelby415, Feb 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

plumlmr, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of Avantyawn
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

All hail the Torpedo 16 ounce can! Apparently I am the first person to review this from the can on BA. I must say I feel honored, this beer is SUPERIOR in the can. SUPERIOR I said.

A: Huge frothy head, filtered copper appearance.

S: Delicious fresh hop aroma! Creamy graham cracker, spicy earth, very very rich and complex. Unusual for an IPA.

T: Spicy hops, some nice sweet breadiness, but never does the taste settle on bready or malty, always the spicy hops. Tastes wonderful.

M: Super creamy, medium thick for an IPA, very full bodied and satisfying.

O: This beer is a whole new ballgame in the can! I have always been lukewarm on this beer from the bottle, but this is simply splendid in the can. Super fresh and creamy. Never will I doubt the power of canned IPAs from here forward! The hops just explode with flavor here.

Avantyawn, Feb 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

DiscGolfRobot, Feb 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

sneth019, Feb 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

BlakeL, Feb 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

shizzy77, Feb 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

amshepard, Feb 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

mtrog313, Feb 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Metal4Breakfast, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of tenaciousp65
4.83/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a six pack from the local grocery store.

Poured into a pint glass

a- it pours a nice golden amber. darker than expected and with a nice 1.5 inch head

s-the smells of the pine and the citrus really come out here and it really just makes you excited to drink the beer

t-the taste is unbelievable. such a clean balance and its incredibly smooth. I love how the hoppy bitterness just melts away in your mouth.

m-there might not be another beer that makes me want to say "ahhh" more its just so clean and the flavors all linger for a second as the beer interacts with the entire palate. This is a complete beer

o-whatever the torpedoing is exactly is working. It's insane to think that this beer is 7.5% and the smoothness of the beer just makes you want to turn it into a session. Damn good stuff from sierra nevada. I am a believer

tenaciousp65, Feb 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

stoutlover1978, Feb 27, 2012
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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