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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

8,981 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,981
Reviews: 2,613
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 182
Gots: 1,164 | 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 b3shine
3.38/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle to pint. Looks good; burnt-orange with nice head. Smells Pretty average. This might be an old bottle though; hard to tell without a date. Tastes slightly better than average, but that’s not saying much. I hope it’s an old bottle... Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is MUCH better than this - and I prefer IPAs. Mouthfeel is average. Overall, nothing special - at all. The only way I’ll drink this again is if somebody buys it for me - before I can stop them.

b3shine, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of Pahn
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16oz can into Duvel tulip. "2040721:04" printed on the bottom of the can, and the box said something like "best by 9/12" (threw it away already). The beer just came out in cans, so it's obviously fresh.

Appearance: Free pour yields a 2 inch frothy white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a few spots of lacing. Pours an almost translucent gold and leaves small, irregular lacing.

Smell: Greenhouse-y pungency, orange, some melon, and a lot of herbal aroma. Very fresh smelling, but not very bold. Gets more assertive with time and warmth.

Smells good enough that you're doing yourself a mild disservice if you drink it out of the can.

Taste: Herbal hops, some pine, with a toasted grain finish. Mild bitterness, clean finish. Smooth overall impression. A little citrus and tropical fruit, but mainly a very pleasant interplay of herbal, woodsy hops and pale malt. Very nice.

Mouthfeel: Light side of medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Neither dry nor sticky. Occasional wateriness (not juicy but *watery*) is the only overt flaw in an otherwise excellently crafted beer.

Overall: Great beer, great price. Particularly happy about it coming in cans; this beer needs to be shielded from light and oxygen as much as possible, as freshness increases the enjoyment exponentially.

As a sidenote, I really like the "softness" of the bitterness, belying the sort of "every beer punches you in the face," reputation that Sierra Nevada occasionally seems to have (perhaps due to SNPA being so many people's first exposure to beer other than macro lagers or sweet Belgians). Despite the bravado in the beer's description, its delicate flavor balance is the real story here.

Pahn, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of Grinnerman
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Grinnerman, Mar 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

twizzbeatz, Mar 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Beerme09, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of SebD
4.7/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a nice golden/orange color to it. It has a nice white head that dies down moderately and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of citrusy hops with tropical fruit (pineapple and mango) and some light caramelly malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has nice hop character giving it a beautiful tropical fruitiness, with some piney and floral notes and caramelly malts in the back.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel and a nice lingering bitterness.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas. Possibly one of the best IPA's I have ever tried.

SebD, Mar 06, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

carrollmel7, Mar 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

wchasse222, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

javiernano, Mar 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Redglimmer, Mar 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

zjbordeau, Mar 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Davit, Mar 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

BWarrington, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of pschul4
4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Have had this a million times but never reviewed it.

A- Pours a wonderful golden hue with a couple fingers of off white head that pull back to a nice ring of lace.

S- This has always been what I thought was the weakest part of the brew but when it's this good all around being the worst part is not a terrible thing. Faint hop scent that doesn't get stronger even when I practically dip my nose in it.

T- Boom! Remember all those hops you couldn't smell? They ambush your palate and make it beg for mercy. Huge fruity/piney flavors. Malt? We don't need no stinkin malt!

M- This beer is so smooth I ask it for pick up lines

O- I will buy this until the day I die, long live Sierra Nevada!

pschul4, Mar 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

WVU-Gus, Mar 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Ray7233, Mar 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

redfox405, Mar 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

RWLawman, Mar 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

nicholas527, Mar 04, 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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Orbfan, Mar 04, 2012
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,981 ratings.