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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9,237 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,237
Reviews: 2,636
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 191
Gots: 1,323 | 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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4.8/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of EagleTalon
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours to a thick white head and laces all the way down. Orange and hazy, very typical. Aroma presents a nice blend of spicy, minty and citrusy hops and sweet pale malt. Flavor is light and pleasant--there is nothing "extra" about it really. Good balance of citrusy and earthy hops with a sturdy malt backbone with a lot of sugary goodness. You can tell there's a ton of hops in there by the flavor, but the malt sweetness really obscures the bitterness. Feels light in the mouth and easy to quaff. This is a good IPA and worthy of having again. Just don't confuse it with extra or double anything. That's just marketing hype.

Photo of tone77
2.4/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A big thanks to woodychandler for this can. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has an orange/brownish color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of piney hops. Taste is a hop bomb, extreme bitterness, wow, I like hops but this is the most bitter beer I have ever had. Feels medium bodied and very bitter in the mouth and overall is way to unbalanced for my liking.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of dirtylou
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can - pretty sweet canning job here

appearance: served in a great dane imperial pint glass, glowing orange body, 1.5" creamy white fluff with lovely retention

smell: fresh hop bouquet, fresh cut grass, pine, black pepper

taste: really nice IPA - fresh cut grass, notes of green tea, fresh grassy hops, pine needle, grapefruit rind, toasted malt. i look forward to consuming a can or two of this in the woods this summer

mouthfeel: medium oily body, full flavored

overall: really strong IPA

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Almost clear copper. Head is off-white, creamy, rocky, and leaves some solid sheets of lacing. Solid carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Nice and mellow. Some hits of pine and grapefruit. Malts are bready with a touch of caramel sweetness. A little earthy and herbal, as I've come to expect from Sierra Nevada. Mild floral underpinning. Some gritty, crusty malts. Roasted malts are mellow. Slightly toasted.

Taste: Pith. Orange marmalade. Touches of mint. Lots more going on than the nose would indicate. Earthy/herbal hop note pulls over the pith. Citrus in good measure, but it's more fruity. Touch floral. Malts are sweet, but not overly so. Some hints of bread crust and caramel sweetness. Some dry, mealy fruit as well...something like a pear. Mild toasted character.

Mouthfeel: Moderate body. Creamy and smooth. Carbonation is moderate to light and really helps carry the body of the beer. Some dryness on the swallow.

Overall: This is another one of those paragons of style. It's not the best out there, but damn if it doesn't do it right. Great balance and highly drinkable. Sierra Nevada knows how to play the game.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3/5  rDev -27.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,237 ratings.