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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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9,218 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,218
Reviews: 2,632
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 191
Gots: 1,296 | 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 WeezyBoPeep
4.93/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Amazingly pretty dark orange with brownish head that hangs around the whole time you're drinking it. Rich and thick like honey.

S: This is one of those beers that when you smell the empty bottle the next morning, it smells good.

T: Rich and dark malt, heavy dark fruit, grapefruit hops, florals, biscuits, peat, earth.

M: Full but not too heavy or "thick."

Value: How can anyone complain about Torpedo? For the price, this is THE BEST strong IPA out there and they sell it in my nearby 7-11. There is one neat store in my neighborhood where I can buy this in a 12 pack for $12.99. At a little more than a buck per beer, I dare you to find something even close. As good as IPA's twice as expensive.

Photo of Aexoonge
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of SpartanHistory2013
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Boitnott
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Giovacchini
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

24oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

A- pours amber with a one finger off-white head.

S- hops, yeast, grapefruit, pine, and malt.

T- malt, grapefruit, alcohol, citrusy hop flavors, and pine.

M- a nice punch of bitterness that sends chills down my spine. My scorched pallette is then warmed by a nice kick of alcohol. Nice carbonation and a oily mouthfeel.

O- I liked this beer. The first time I had this beer I was put off by its maltiness. I realized it might not have been fresh so I decided to give it a whirl agin and I thoroughly enjoyed it this time around.

Photo of Ultraman9000
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Review from 6/2011 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a clear orange amber with a copper tone. One finger off white head and lacing, nice carbonation. Aroma of sweet malts, light hops, light pine, nice. Moderate body. Solid sweet malt, moderate spicy hops, light pine and pineapple, light fruit. Not as robust as some IPAs, but very pleasant and worth trying again.

Photo of DaveONan
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of smakawhat
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Back to Torpedo land, it's in da can and now in my nonic pint glass!

Great super foamy off caramel whit colored head, with a crystal clear body, some cola like sticking bubbles, but that great orange and red amber body, real great looking as usual.

Nose seems a mild pine hop pungency, some nice fresh chewy sense, a little bit of citrus but not much.

Taste is earth and dirt hops, simple good malt backbone. Mouthfeel washes over with a good body, nothing crazy or mindblowing. Very soil dirt finish.

Overall pretty solid no complaints works in the can just as well.

Photo of Aschap
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of terence
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of deonreds
2.25/5  rDev -45.9%

Photo of baybassboy
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of DCon
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought 4- 16 FL.OZ. Cans of this in a pack @ The Wine & Cheese Place in Ballwin, MO for $7.99. Poured from the Forest Green Colored can into a 12oz Snifter Glass. Has 20587 on the bottom of the can & 20127838T on the side. Freshness dates please?

Aroma- A medium amount of hops and sweetness are dominant. Malt background and everything very subtle.

Appearance- Pours a 1.5

Photo of bushwack
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of justinbrown
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Crimsontider22
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of EricCioe
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%

Photo of Jimbolikesbeer
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of TonyT013
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a orangish copper color with good carbonation presenting a nice white cap and some good lacing

S: Fresh hop cones leave a floral note and some light citrus and very light whiff of pine

T: Big malt background with some floral and citrus notes, a bit muddy and slightly thicker than I want leaves with some light hop bitterness and oils

M: Medium to big body for an IPA, beyond balanced but plenty of taste

O: Pretty good

Photo of sgoro
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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