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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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9,385 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,385
Reviews: 2,679
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 211
Gots: 1,497 | FT: 3
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  rDev -3.8%

Photo of damndirtyape
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a milkshake pilsner glass. Batch/date stamp is 128722356 - whatever that may mean.

Appearance: Coppery-orange translucent/slight haze beer with a persistent 1/16" off-white head. Very persistent lacing in big sheets, and strands. Nice looking beer.

Smell: Grapefruit citrus, pine, orange, and a nice malt backbone. Quite appealing.

Taste: As expected, a very hoppy beer. Bitter at the start and the finish, with pine notes, a good malt in the middle to counter the hoppiness a bit, and then a strong grapefruit citrus flavor throughout.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, but nicely thick and creamy underneath the carbonation. Some hop oil sticking to the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: Nice looking beer with an outstanding mouthfeel. Very hoppy and pleasurable to drink, but one is enough per evening. The grapefruit citrus does get a bit tiring after awhile, but that's the point of this beer, isn't it? The hops are the showcase of this IPA, and in that regard, they do show off nicely.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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1/5  rDev -76%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes:

Poured into a pint glass...

P: A finger of off-white fluffy head, a good amount of bubbles that stream in a bath of cloudy orangish gold. Head fades rather quickly but leaves a thin frothy top.

S: A burst of pine and grapefruit hops with earthy spices.

T/M: Smooth light mouthfeel with a great burst of grapefruit bitterness. Delicate citrus fruits with a timid honey presence to this dry finishing ale.

O: Refreshingly smooth and satisfying. A spring favorite for sure. Torpedo is yet another solid offering from the SN family.

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of rjplumer
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mild citrus and pine hop aroma. Light haze and soft amber color. Has an initial bitterness then dries too the finish. Has some sourness in the middle. First IPA I’ve had that I’ve really liked and I’ve had a tough time with this style. Smooth and very drinkable.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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1/5  rDev -76%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4/5  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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,385 ratings.