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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9,229 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,229
Reviews: 2,634
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 191
Gots: 1,311 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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

Bottle served into tumbler

Freshness jan 30 2012

A. A filtered copper orange color. 2 finger head which reduce quite fast to like 1/4 inch head lacing.

S. Grapefruit and piney flavors. Little sweet biscuits from the malt end. Little tame.

T. Grapefruit notes melds with bitterness from the hops. Very little on the malts ends a little biscuit notes recede after the end.

M. Kind of watery side, and low carbonation. Very sappy, but not the sappiest. Taste lingers for a while afterwards!

O. Pretty decent American pale ale. Mine was a bit old so the hops were a little tame. Not sure if i like more bitter beers or if this is one is a little old. Pretty readily available IPA with higher abv and taste for the more experienced hop heads. Buy a plenty!

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

What can I say? If I am going to go buy a case of IPA its going to be Torpedo! $33 dollars a case in my high priced state, this is a regular beer for me. Not to easy drinking but not hard either. I can drink quite a few of these things in a setting. lol

Very great IPA that will always be a regular for me. Plus, they just started making cans!

Photo of TheBishop27
4.73/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- poured an amber orange color with a beautiful two finger head that stuck around for awhile. the head was off color with uneven bubbles

S- smells of oranges grapefruits and pines just the way an IPA should smell really hoppy

T- tons of hops with nice grapefruit and pine notes love the way this tastes nice malt finish

M- a little carbonation with bitterness throughout and an aftertaste that is long lasting and bitter

O- really great beer especially since i am a diehard hophead the beer is smooth with great flavor and a nice long lasting finish that isn't too potent

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! Fantastic pour. Thick, rocky head with lacing. Light tropical aroma. Torpical fruit (lychee, mango, etc.) flavors spring up and fade towards more peppery, bitter hops. Powerfully bitter. Clean malt plays just a supporting role. Exceptionally smooth. A really well made beer.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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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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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a beautiful clean copper. Decent white head but seems to diminish quicker than from the bottle. The taste is amazingly fresh, resinous piney hops with some citrus as well. Torpedo has always bee my go to beer just made better by availability in cans, great to take on the golf course and fishing.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a beautiful clear amber pour with 2 fingers of fluffy white head (excellent lacing). smells of honey, pine, grass, flowers, corn. very malty up front with mainly floral hop tastes.. very mellow in taste, i get a bit of a sweet corn taste/smell out of this one. hints of caramel, honey, grass. medium bodied, light carbonation, slight creaminess. this is a very mellow tasting dipa.. i expected a bit more after having hoptimum last week, but i guess there really is no topping that. this is definitely good, but i do wish it were hoppier.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3/5  rDev -27.9%

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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