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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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8,735 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,735
Reviews: 2,594
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 174
Gots: 1,042 | 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 mctizzz
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

mctizzz, Mar 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Jamstone714, Mar 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Trumbullout, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of Crundy
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: hazy, honey orange color, off white head, very little lacing

S: pleasant hop bitterness, citrus and pine aromas, a subtle caramel malt

T: Very nice melding of flavors, prominent pine and citrus hop flavor combined nicely with caramel malt. Its very straight-forward but it does everything really well.

M: dry but also very smooth and creamy. Medium bodied and very well balanced. Leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste but it is offset nicely by the sweetness.

O: Very good beer, it appears quite simplistic but it does everything very well. This is a great example of an IPA for me. Not too bitter but just the right amount of sweetness.

Crundy, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of NumberNone
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

NumberNone, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of Winslow
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Winslow, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of RyanCoonan
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

RyanCoonan, Mar 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

poppyjohn, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of h00kwurm
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opened: 03-12-2012
Bottled: Unknown (single bottle purchased)

S: smell bland light hops aroma

A: color goldenrod clear thick retaining head

T: a heavy hops flavor blankets the middle of the tongue as the lovely brew goes down smoothly. The clarity of the flavor is distinct indicating a near-perfect match of hops and malt.

M: This is an excellent beer in its pour, clarity, and flavor complexity. The carbonation is evenly matched.

Overall: this is an excellent beer. its a standard great of sierra nevada and is a must have.

h00kwurm, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of VncentLIFE
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had to buy a single can. Poured into a SN glass.

Looks nice in the glass. the 20 oz can actually fills the glass, which is the first time its happened in a while.amber body with a semi thick white head.

The smell is balanced. Even the hops are balanced. I get obvious pine notes, but some citrus come sin to balance things out. Serious malt backbone back up the hops.

The taste is resiny. Dank and sweet. Its very balanced, but not over the top. Balance is the key here. Its a very good beer, and I see why everyone loves this beer.

It finishes very clean and smooth, with the bitterness only lingering for a second.

VncentLIFE, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of Kornoms
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Kornoms, Mar 12, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

ctrevino, Mar 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

2378GCGTG, Mar 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

DSlim71, Mar 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

DruD, Mar 12, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

ptarmigan98, Mar 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Youngbeertender, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of mrbobdobalina
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite beers to drink. Its available all year round and can even be found at many bars. The beer itself is definitely a session beer. And the 7%+ ABV means your not just drinking for taste. It has a great amber color, good mouth fill, with plenty of bold/bitter hops and citrus/woody notes. It's definitely my go to beer when i have a stressful day at work. i would recommend the torpedo to anyone that loves a boldly flavorful IPA.

mrbobdobalina, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of hopwave
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass, pours a very pretty dark orange color with two finger head lots of lace and retention.

smell/aste is very nice pine citrus combo... quite earthy as all of Sierra Neavadas beers with these whole cone hops... yum.

Mouthfeel is quite heavy but also quite refreshing at the same time.

overall a great IPA can't wait to pick these up in can's soon...

hopwave, Mar 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

will1256, Mar 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

PaulyB33, Mar 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

bdrevolution, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of dasenebler
3.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16oz. can, packaged on 2/27/2012.

Pours a rich amber, great clarity. Pillowy head leaves a nice amount of lacing.

Aroma is pleasantly hoppy, with mainly woody and spicy notes.

A malty but delicious IPA. Lots of hop flavor that is more than balanced by a dark caramel malt character. Resinous and piney with a forceful bitterness and muted fruity-citrusy notes. Clean and very drinkable, but on the heavier side for an IPA. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, with that spot-on natural carbonation SN is known for.

For some reason, I'm not as impressed with this can of Torpedo as much as I was the first time I had the beer in the bottle. Still a good, drinkable IPA though.

dasenebler, Mar 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

catfan2000, Mar 11, 2012
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,735 ratings.