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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

9,006 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,006
Reviews: 2,617
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 183
Gots: 1,178 | 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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Ratings: 9,006 | Reviews: 2,617 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

ksherry112, Nov 30, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

mcphish22, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of ChadQuest
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Translucent light golden body with a pillow bone white head. Head stays nicely too, lots of lacing.
The aroma presents as a classic west coast cascade hopped IPA. Pine and Grapefruits in full vivid form.
The flavors show some more juicy citrus, like oranges and tangelos, and the pine is there but riding shotgun, does leave some resinous impressions. Cascade is a guarantee, maybe some centennial going on too, but just a guess. pretty bitter over all and leaves a clean finish, the mouthfeel is full but clean.

For straight forward Cascade IPAs, i really enjoy this one. I could/would buy a 6pack now and then.

ChadQuest, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Dizbro21, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

InspectorBob, Nov 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Pluemer2, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

brandoman63, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

morecoldbeer, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of vandemonian
3.55/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I think my bottle of Sierra Nevada Torpedo may have been old, since it wasn't very hoppy. If I find a fresher bottle then I'll review it, but I can only review what I have.

A: Orange colour and a 12 mm head that lasts very well. 4.5

S: Malty without strong hop character. 3

T: Malty with weak grassy hops. 3.5

M: Foamy. 4.5

O: 3.5

vandemonian, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

MareInfinitus, Nov 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

onedogtwodog, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of spitInTheOcean
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

copper color. clear. good head retention. faint lacing. off white head with an orangish tinge to it.

hops, duh. the biggest notes being citrus and pine. and a floral aroma as well. some malt sweetness.

layer upon layer of hop flavors, still with an initial malt sweetness. some malt complexity. huge pine and citrus malt flavors. some grapefruit. big bitter finish. balance in the finish leaning heavily towards bitter.

medium-big. crisp finish. definitely creamy.

very big. very complex. very good. perhaps the closest thing to liquid sandpaper i have ever drank.

spitInTheOcean, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

melikesbeer, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

chcfan, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

twelveinches, Nov 28, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

anyhoodle, Nov 28, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

drh1382, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

CP20, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

rudy611, Nov 28, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Amp, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of passthatpurpyo
3.28/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a dark golden, mildly hazy color with a thin white head

S- Grassy piney, citrusy

T- Hop spice right off the bat, bread notes, grassy notes, mild citrus fruit flavor. Like the smell the flavors are all well balanced.

M- Hoppy, spicey, fruity

O- Its OK. Nothing I would go crazy for, but definitely a nice beer. Try celebration.

passthatpurpyo, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

TheSquire23, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

AceMan, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

QuickSilver08, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of danmcg62
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a golden, mildly hazy color with a thin white head.

S-Grassy notes, pine notes, mild floral notes, mild citrus notes. All these blend together quite nicely, no one scent over powers the other, they all work together.

T-Really different than the smell from the beginning, big hop spice right off the bat, bread notes, grassy notes, mild citrus fruit flavor. Like the smell the flavors are all well balanced.

M-Smooth, hoppy, spicey, fruity

O-This is a very good IPA, one of my favorites. All the smells and flavors are all well balanced and it makes for a nice drinking IPA.

danmcg62, Nov 27, 2011
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,006 ratings.