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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

8,770 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,770
Reviews: 2,600
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 177
Gots: 1,063 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

creaghphish, Jan 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

kew, Jan 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

nrs207, Jan 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

Skye1024, Jan 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

ralphw56, Jan 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

TrojanWheels, Jan 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Nicolaos, Jan 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Moose34, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of timtwoface
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I can't believe it took me so long to get around to trying this beer that is so highly touted and so readily available...and now that I have, I'm glad I bought six.

Delicious. It's hoppy, but not ridiculously so, has a nice high ABV content with different subtle flavours (rather than just being straight-up hoppy and bitter, which I also enjoy)...I can't believe a beer this delicious with 7.2% ABV has such a respectably low price point of barely over $1 a bottle. Definitely worth checking out, IPA lover or otherwise.

timtwoface, Jan 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

edwardkersh, Jan 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

irishkyle21, Jan 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

strongaf, Jan 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

GreatBloomer, Jan 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

dustinfrye, Jan 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

KimenTshom, Jan 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

mscott1975, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of drahodo
4.78/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured from the bottle with a one finger head. Copper and gold with the absolute minimal amount of cloudiness.

S - Floral and pine. Bitter hops near the end of the sniff.

T - Very piney up front balanced with a slight bitterness of grapefruit zest. The slightest hint of sour peach mid-palate. Bread and bitter hops at end.

M - Moderate carbonation that lingers and tingles for several seconds after the swallow. Perfect.

O - Easy to drink. Not too bitter. Good ABV without being overpowering. Decent price for the excellent quality.

drahodo, Jan 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

chrispoint, Jan 16, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 Oz poured into a tulip
Had this a long time ago, didnt think much of it, lets try again shall we.

A- Pours fairly clear orange with a 3 finger white head. Classic IPA.
S- Very piney and skunky hop smell. Not as much citrus as I though being that this is made with citra hops. A light caramel maltiness.
T- Whew, A surprisingly strong caramel presence. But this is one hoppy beer, pine and some citrus but this is full of some strange skunky hops (Marijuana), and I mean that in a good way . Not as much bitterness as I expected either.
M- This is a fairly easy to drink IPA, not an overwhelming amount of bitterness and an caramel structure. A bitter aftertaste but a good overall feel afterwards.
O- This is what many IPA's should strive to be. Glad I tried it again because I had a less refined palate lat time I had it.

TwelveOunces, Jan 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

burningsnailman, Jan 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

PitchBlack, Jan 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

pdxbeerdrinker, Jan 16, 2012
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,770 ratings.