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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

8,052 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,052
Reviews: 2,540
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 136
Gots: 679 | FT: 1
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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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled August 18, 2011.

Beer is an orangey amber, with a two finger-widths of off-white head. Good retention. Some lacing.

Smell contains mild grapefruit, faint pine, and caramel malt. Slightly floral.

The taste is bitter, but not overly so. In fact, there is a fair bit of caramel malt sweetness. Grapefruit is there, along with pine. Pretty good, but I find it a little muted.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. A bit sticky.

Overall, good but a little underwhelming. To be fair, this bottle is probably a little older than is ideal.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 02:36:14 | More by jrenihan
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greenbeer29

Iowa

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-14-2011 01:12:28 | More by greenbeer29
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mendonjoebeer

New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-14-2011 01:05:09 | More by mendonjoebeer
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adamhand

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-14-2011 01:02:44 | More by adamhand
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Swedes21

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-13-2011 21:11:16 | More by Swedes21
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Anew

Washington

3/5  rDev -27.9%

12-13-2011 19:38:07 | More by Anew
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-13-2011 17:02:08 | More by drummermattie02
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kmckinnon87

Texas

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-13-2011 03:25:07 | More by kmckinnon87
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brokentee

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-13-2011 02:00:47 | More by brokentee
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tyjaman

New York

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-13-2011 01:29:22 | More by tyjaman
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casualfan

New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-13-2011 00:43:46 | More by casualfan
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cmq103

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12-oz. bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Amber in color and with a semi-aggressive pour I was able to produce a 1/4" off-white head, which yielded sticky, spotty lacing as my glass emptied.

Smell: Citrus hops and pine dominate with a mild malt sweetness. Aroma is lighter than I expected for an APA from Sierra Nevada.

Taste: Bold citrus hops with a definitive pine bitterness. A mildy sweet and light maltiness is present, but humble enough to sit in the back of the class. What you'll remember most is the hoppy pine bitterness in the finish, as expected for the APA style, which just stays on the tongue long after each sip.

Mouthfeel: A moderate body, with just the right amount of carbonation to ensure the bitterness lingers on the tongue long after the swallow.

Overall: This APA will appeal to all "hop-heads" out there. More hoppy than their pale ale with an added kick from the 7.2% ABV, which is very well hidden. The sharp bitterness is what will keep IPA fans coming back for more. A little too bitter for me to have more than 1 or 2 in a sitting. I prefer when the malt is able to pull back the reigns of bitterness somewhat. All in all, Sierra Nevada did a really good job with this one...

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 00:18:07 | More by cmq103
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Unchi

California

3/5  rDev -27.9%

12-12-2011 14:00:01 | More by Unchi
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murf1087

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-12-2011 03:19:25 | More by murf1087
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BrewinHeadBanger

New York

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-11-2011 22:34:08 | More by BrewinHeadBanger
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-11-2011 22:14:38 | More by xdefeatsy
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2neardead

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-11-2011 21:40:04 | More by 2neardead
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gphillips5300

Michigan

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-11-2011 20:13:47 | More by gphillips5300
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oneturbucfan

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-11-2011 19:55:39 | More by oneturbucfan
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PhatAtUT

Texas

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-11-2011 05:31:43 | More by PhatAtUT
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-11-2011 05:11:18 | More by CarolinaKev
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marct

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-11-2011 04:50:06 | More by marct
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enginero

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-11-2011 03:48:15 | More by enginero
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -27.9%

12-11-2011 03:21:35 | More by AlaskanYoung
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areich6

Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-11-2011 03:20:03 | More by areich6
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,052 ratings.