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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

8,534 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,534
Reviews: 2,579
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 164
Gots: 947 | 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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4.03/5  rDev -3.1%

A- Amber color, good head retention and lacing

S- Piney hop aroma perhaps citrusy as well. Def a blend of various hop aromas mixed in with sweet maltiness.

T- Healthy malt backbone, I'm detecting slight english style maltiness which I tend to enjoy in Ipas. Mix of a lot of various hop flavors. Lingering bitterness. Nice.

M- Medium bodied mouthfeel.

Very drinkable but wouldn't be my first choice for a session beer. Definately good overall, but I'm not in love. Would have liked to have given this one a 4.25 overall.

kbkayla, Dec 09, 2011
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4.08/5  rDev -1.9%

Pour: Orange golden amber with a frothy thick white lacing.

Nose: Pine, slight hops, caramel malt and sweet apricot.

Taste: Nose, slight piney hops, moderate bitterness after the sweet caramel malt.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and smooth....easy drinking.

Overall: Easy drinking and deliciously smooth. Great ipa.

waltersrj, Dec 09, 2011
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,534 ratings.