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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

8,274 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,274
Reviews: 2,554
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 148
Gots: 792 | FT: 3
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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koolk

Australia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-08-2011 10:15:35 | More by koolk
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kornkid8600

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

12-08-2011 07:59:08 | More by kornkid8600
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clandestine019

Florida

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-08-2011 07:57:37 | More by clandestine019
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-08-2011 06:41:08 | More by schopenhauerale
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marieow

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-08-2011 06:38:40 | More by marieow
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spatendan

California

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-07-2011 23:44:01 | More by spatendan
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Mark000

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-07-2011 23:20:37 | More by Mark000
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akokinakes

California

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-07-2011 19:39:21 | More by akokinakes
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jriggins6

Colorado

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-07-2011 19:15:19 | More by jriggins6
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-07-2011 13:04:42 | More by ROGUE16
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Devi0us

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-07-2011 10:01:16 | More by Devi0us
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McStagger

California

4.24/5  rDev +1.9%

Re review! Now that I've seen the field, so to say, I'm going back to give the old stand by a review.

A: Pours a dense, opaque copper/orange. Two fingers of slightly darker than khaki head. Retention = stellar. Lacing = stellar. Hard to get a gauge on the carbonation. Looks moderate, but there's quite a bit of particulant in the suspension. Looks like we're bottle (can) conditioned here.

S: Big monster caramel malt. Massive pine needle and grapefruit pulp presence noted as well. The malt is dominant, though. Bit of...cinnamon? Nutmeg maybe? Not sure. Definitely a dessert spice in there. Combined with the breadiness of the yeast, leads me to believe this beer may be sweet.

T: And it is, for about 2/10's of a second. Hops take over the malt fairly quickly. Grapefruit, pine...a lot of evergreen in this one, actually. Malt presence isn't completely subdued and you get a bit of husky graininess. Still, the piney quality seems to dominate here. Floral, borderline astringent bitterness on the end. Finishes fairly dry, but there is some malt sweetness intermingled.

M: Huge bodied. Quite the opposite of the leaner, crisper bodied IPA's I prefer. That's purely subjective, though. The massive body works with the pine and evergreen dominant hops.

O: A damn good IPA. Fuller in body than my liking, but that's a stylistic preference and not a knock on the beer's overall quality. This is my first choice for camping beer. Seriously, I can't think of any other beer I would rather camp with than this. Perhaps it's genius marketing, or the brewers at Sierra Nevada managed to capture the awesome scent of a pine forest in a pint glass, but I will forever link camping with this beer. Prost.

12-07-2011 07:35:34 | More by McStagger
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StoutFest

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.9%

12-07-2011 05:12:16 | More by StoutFest
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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-07-2011 02:34:40 | More by rab53
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wfpalm

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-07-2011 02:17:23 | More by wfpalm
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fergster75

Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-07-2011 01:40:03 | More by fergster75
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IPAman89

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-06-2011 22:41:27 | More by IPAman89
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bdeast1

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-06-2011 20:46:02 | More by bdeast1
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jaxray8

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

12-06-2011 19:16:47 | More by jaxray8
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spencerharkins

Colorado

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-06-2011 17:37:37 | More by spencerharkins
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alamode

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-06-2011 14:27:13 | More by alamode
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tony223366

California

4.28/5  rDev +2.9%

A: First off there is so much action going on in my SA perfect pint glass. Lots of small bubbled carbonation coming up from all sides. 2+ fingers of off white head that's extremely rocky on top. Nice lacing. The color is a nice burnt caramel with exceptional clarity. This beer looks amazing!

S: Whoa... lots of really dank hops. Some citrus notes but really I'm getting that full cone dankness. Nice caramel malts are providing a good counterpoint to the aroma.

T: Lots of bitterness hits me up front. There's a great citrus quality to it. When I really chew on it I get tons of that bitterness. However when I sip on it I get a really nice bready/caramel maltiness. There actually is a really good balance in this beer. What I'm left with on the finish is a really great spiciness from the hops.

M: Medium - light body. Great carbonation carries this beer. The hop oils are very easy to identify too.

O: Worth the praise it gets as being an excellent single IPA. I'd place it somewhere in between a 4.0 and a 4.5 overall. Love the spicy and citric qualities in this beer. I'm sure this will be a regular.

12-06-2011 06:04:43 | More by tony223366
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thedamnscott

New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-06-2011 04:11:40 | More by thedamnscott
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Jeffreywhite22

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-06-2011 01:15:41 | More by Jeffreywhite22
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-06-2011 00:34:37 | More by JohneHoodlum
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,274 ratings.