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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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9,502 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,502
Reviews: 2,703
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 224
Gots: 1,639 | 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:
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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4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - lovely bright tangerine that stands pretty still with about a finger of slightly off-white head

s - this beer has a regular spot in my fridge and the aroma tends to vary a great deal depending on the freshness, this one has about three months on it and that is evident in the smell - nothing bad by any means, just not quite as pungent... some citrus and sweet grains, very clean

t/m - delicious, some dry bitterness, it seems as though the hops drop back and generic bitterness pulls ahead after a couple of months, my guess is that bitterness and any hop presence will vanish with a bit more time - my score will reflect a fresher experience though

o - I freakin' love this beer, it's a splendid aggressive IPA with a competitive price point

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

second chance. first time i had this beer it must have been very old, and not stored cold. because it was terrible, all i remember was peppermint. much better this time, fresh and properly stored, makes all the difference.

nice amber, orange hued pour, good head, retension, lace. smells and tastes of citrus hops, some pine, that aspirin bite i dont mind at all, on a big malt background, and finishes nice and bitter.

not as good but similar to celebration, year round and readily available. ok then.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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1/5  rDev -76%

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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  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of PintPal
3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from cask. Golden amber color with very little head. Sweet hoppy aroma. They warmer serving temp and lower carbonation let the flavors open up more than expected. The dry hopping really shines with sweet and bitter hops coming through. Very different experience than a standard torpedo, worth a try.

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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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a shaped Dogfish pint.

A - Pours a light copper, amber color with a very white one finger head. Not much lacing, but the color is perfect for the style.

S - Very floral with some resin hops; a bready malt character as well

T - Malt up front followed by a citrus and spiciness. It finishes with orange and hops.

M - It is very smooth but could use a bit more carbonation. A bit heavily bodied for the style but finishes crisp.

O - Good IPA, especially for the cost and ABV. Smooth, balanced. I take this beer for granted because of its availability and price.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, its old (~4 months) so I'm not gonna judge to hard.

A: A mildly cloudy copper/amber. Standard IPA color. Pours a perfect size white head, leaves legit lacing. SN always nails appearance, its what separates them from Sam Adams.

S: Not a whole lot, piney hops, a touch of bready malts. From my experience older IPAs lose smell before taste, so I can deduct too many points.

T: Yummy, taste is a complex arsenal of hop flavors. Primarily pine based, also a lot of flowers and grapefruit as well. Just enough malts to balance it out and make it more session-able. I can imagine how good the hop presence would be fresher. A pine-y west coast hop profile.

M: Highly carbonated, a bit oily, "wet", rich, impressive. For an ipa reasonable session-able.

O: Man o man, for a 4 month old IPA this is really awesome.

Edit: 5 weeks old
More of a Pacific northwest hop mix of pine and flowers. Big caramel backbone. Classic Americano. Low carbonation.

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,502 ratings.