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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

8,525 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,525
Reviews: 2,579
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 165
Gots: 940 | 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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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Nage37, Feb 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

zekeman17, Feb 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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stafford2, Feb 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.04/5  rDev -2.9%

rwill2001, Feb 20, 2012
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3.6/5  rDev -13.5%

Big nose, very pungent hop aromas, kind of pot-like. Reminds me just a touch of the normal Sierra Nevada pale ale nose, but has much more of a bite. Flavor is very much in-line with the aromas... a bong-water bitterness at the beginning of the swallow, medium body in the middle, and a nice piney bitterness left in the back of the mouth at the very end.

“Sierra Nevada Torpedo is a big American IPA; bold, assertive, and full of flavor highlighting the complex citrus, pine, and herbal character of whole-cone American hops.”

Overall: B+, but not an everyday fit for me

grannaniwa, Feb 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

mdimeglio, Feb 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

jminch, Feb 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

arff406, Feb 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Had this on 2012-02-18 in Marietta, PA at McCleary's

A - Very clear, Amber-orange with a 1-finger head and decent lacing.

S - Mild orange flesh, floral hops and pine. Pleasant but not extraordinary.

T - Medium roasted malt with light caramel sweetness. Bold and bright grapefruit juice, orange rind, pine. Bitterness is nicely aggressive and lasts long into the aftertaste.

M - Smooth and crisp with light-medium body and medium-high carbonation.

O - I had this after a 13-mile hike on a warm, winter day and I'm here to tell you, this really hit the spot. It's not the best "Extra Pale Ale"/IPA but it satisfies the needs of this hop-head.

Tucquan, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

heysuz, Feb 18, 2012
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,525 ratings.