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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

9,377 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,377
Reviews: 2,675
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 210
Gots: 1,481 | 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:
Beer added by: GClarkage on 05-12-2006

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.
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.91/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear, light amber brew. Big, pillowy, off-white head sinks down to a sticky cap that leaves some nice lacing behind.

S - Piney and floral hops dominate the nose. Does hint at some bready maltiness underneath.

T/M - Really comes together well. Like the nose, the piney and floral hops really shine. Balanced fairly well with a nice malt backbone. Finishes with a pleasant citrus rind bitterness. A bit over medium-bodied with moderate carbonation.

O - Good brew. Good price point. Cans definitely make this a nice option.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on the 47th day of the year. So two months old.

Kinda reminiscent of the SNPA with a fluffy white head, clear body, and the carb bubbles, yet it differs in the body coloring. It’s got a deep orange/copper/gold mélange thing going on.

The first thing that really tickles my fancy in the aroma is the grapefruit hop. Their is also some pine and floral going on. A little caramel and bread. Hop dominate aroma for sure.

Mild hop bitterness grabs the attention of your taste buds. All the different hop aromas are present in the taste with citrus and pine but gets a little grassy/leafy. It seemed quite hop forward in the nose but the taste seems quite balanced with some caramel and bread/biscuit malt. I know I have had fresher based on the taste of this, but still a yummy IPA.

Medium bodied and dried the hell out of my mouth. Right up my alley.

Ya, I love this thing. A classic perhaps?

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.91/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into tulip.

A - Pours a beautiful deep amber with a big frothy off-white head. Nice retention and lacing.

S - Subtle aroma of citrus, pine needle, caramel malt and floral hops.

T - Nicely balanced flavors of bitter citrus and sweet caramel malt. A bit of earthiness and black pepper come through mid palate. Finishes slightly bitter with spicy hops and a lingering graininess.

M - Smooth and slick. Crisp. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

O - Great IPA from Sierra Nevada. Highly drinkable and refreshing. A very well rounded brew that's cheap and easy to find.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.13/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Deep Amber, almost a light brown. Good clarity and nice head. Kinda generic.

A - Not as stunning as I remember. A little vegetal. Kinda bland. Of course, most beers still don't have the citrusy blast and piney bite this one has, but it's not an on-tap IPA. Not sure it's not become too over-industrialized at SN.

T - Good hops, sometimes sharply bitter. It's hard to finish it all considering the hop quotient. However, it is sweet. Seriously, this is a sweet bastard. It tastes of a lot of caramel. leaner and dryer and I think I would be A LOT happier. I can't tel you why, but I remember this beer being so much more enjoyable.

M - Thick, somewhat creamy at first, but then it's fat and heavy.

O - As low as my review is, consider that I did not see this can filled. I have no idea how long much time passed since it was brewed until it hit my lips, but I was underwhelmed.

The reason I bother posting is because even though cans make sense... for IPA's and Pale Ales, they might be an absolute waste of product. Hop oil voltage depends on freshness.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,377 ratings.