1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPASierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

9,020 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 9,020
Reviews: 2,619
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 183
Gots: 1,186 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA Alström Bros
Ratings: 9,020 | Reviews: 2,619 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of tripledbrew
4/5  rDev -3.8%

tripledbrew, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of tbeq00
4/5  rDev -3.8%

tbeq00, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of uturn
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

uturn, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of Sheepdog
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Sheepdog, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of ChesterHop
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

ChesterHop, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of ipa247
3/5  rDev -27.9%

ipa247, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of Kevlee722
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Kevlee722, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of GHeinze89
5/5  rDev +20.2%

GHeinze89, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of darky
5/5  rDev +20.2%

darky, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of PaBeerLover
5/5  rDev +20.2%

PaBeerLover, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of braski
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearamce- clear copper tones with a full finger and a half width of an off white foam that leaves moderate lacing.

smell- lots of hops, more grassy/piney than citrus with some malt.

taste- citrus hops stand out more than they did in the smell but the grassy/piney ones still steal the show. there is a couple of seconds of sweetness that comes in the middle until the very bitter end closes the curtains.

mouthfeel- meadium body with moderate carbonation and a little foamy/soapy until the dryness comes in.

overall- wow, what a awesome well balanced ipa from start to finish. to top it off, i paid less than $35.00 a case for it.

braski, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of danyalc
4/5  rDev -3.8%

danyalc, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of OneEyedJack
4/5  rDev -3.8%

OneEyedJack, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of Daveychu
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Daveychu, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of ksherry112
4/5  rDev -3.8%

ksherry112, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of mcphish22
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
Photo of Dizbro21
5/5  rDev +20.2%

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

InspectorBob, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of Pluemer2
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Pluemer2, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev -3.8%

brandoman63, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of morecoldbeer
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
Photo of MareInfinitus
4/5  rDev -3.8%

MareInfinitus, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of onedogtwodog
5/5  rDev +20.2%

onedogtwodog, Nov 29, 2011
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,020 ratings.