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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9,231 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,231
Reviews: 2,634
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 191
Gots: 1,314 | 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 +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.78/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Is this really a mass-produced beer? This is what Bud should be!

In this IPA, you totally experience hops, both in taste, which is piney and citrus, and in mouth-feel, which suggests dry-hopping. If you're in New England, the closest comparison to this IPA is Smusttynose Finestkind IPA, and I'm thinking Torpedo is tough to beat.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter.

Appearance: Amber, not too bubbly on the body but the off-white head comes at least 2 fingers length off the body.

Smell: Light floral, feel of pine.

Taste: What can I say, full of flavor...extremely tasty. It is bitter but then again it comes off slightly creamy. I am not sure if it's because it's canned versus bottled I've heard mixed feelings about both). Regardless drink it!

Mouth: Exceptionally smooth to the point that you will definitely not hate.

Overall: If you been looking for an everyday IPA, this is it. Full body, taste, texture and I honestly couldn't get enough had to drink another. Enjoy and drink with pride, Salud!

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: hazy, honey orange color, off white head, very little lacing

S: pleasant hop bitterness, citrus and pine aromas, a subtle caramel malt

T: Very nice melding of flavors, prominent pine and citrus hop flavor combined nicely with caramel malt. Its very straight-forward but it does everything really well.

M: dry but also very smooth and creamy. Medium bodied and very well balanced. Leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste but it is offset nicely by the sweetness.

O: Very good beer, it appears quite simplistic but it does everything very well. This is a great example of an IPA for me. Not too bitter but just the right amount of sweetness.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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

Opened: 03-12-2012
Bottled: Unknown (single bottle purchased)

S: smell bland light hops aroma

A: color goldenrod clear thick retaining head

T: a heavy hops flavor blankets the middle of the tongue as the lovely brew goes down smoothly. The clarity of the flavor is distinct indicating a near-perfect match of hops and malt.

M: This is an excellent beer in its pour, clarity, and flavor complexity. The carbonation is evenly matched.

Overall: this is an excellent beer. its a standard great of sierra nevada and is a must have.

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4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had to buy a single can. Poured into a SN glass.

Looks nice in the glass. the 20 oz can actually fills the glass, which is the first time its happened in a while.amber body with a semi thick white head.

The smell is balanced. Even the hops are balanced. I get obvious pine notes, but some citrus come sin to balance things out. Serious malt backbone back up the hops.

The taste is resiny. Dank and sweet. Its very balanced, but not over the top. Balance is the key here. Its a very good beer, and I see why everyone loves this beer.

It finishes very clean and smooth, with the bitterness only lingering for a second.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,231 ratings.