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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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9,218 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,218
Reviews: 2,632
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 191
Gots: 1,297 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of beerbiatchMD
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

A: clear orangey amber in color with great clarity, a fair amount it white head with good lacing.

S: piny, citrusy hops with decent malts in the background.

T: lots of hops up front that follow through and give a bitter finish. Nice sweet malty character mid palate. Very well balanced IPA.

M: nice and crisp, good carbonation, medium bodied. Feels good.

O: a very good IPA, would definitely recommend. Well balanced, not overly hoppy but does have a good hop nose and taste.

Photo of Beerdregs
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Ppours a deep orange color with great clarity and a 1.5 finger head. This beer looks beautiful!

S: Hops on top of hops. First impression is piney hop but also pick up on some peaches and apricots.

T: Taste like aroma is dominated by piney hop flavor but then mingles in with some peaches and apricots. This beer has ample malt sweetness buy I cannot pick out the nuances of the malt on account of the hops.

M: Perfect amount of carbonation. Has sort of a slick mouthfeel.

O: This is a great beer and definitely gets bonus points for value ($8.49 sixer). This is a top ten extra IPA beer!

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Clembo1957
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great IPA! Poured from a 350ml bottle this is one good looking beer with a taste to match. A good thick foamy head which lasts the distance, a full tasty flavour, a citrus, fruity aroma. I had the beer on tap at the Sierra Nevada brewery in Chico, Ca a couple of years back and the bottled version is just as good. Highly recommended!

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of jbonapar
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased in Watertown ny. Pours as expected. Nothing surprising. Nose is a strong fruity, slight pine and floral hop. Slight malt aroma. nice complex flavor. Malt, vanilla undertones make way for strong hoppy bitterness. Peppery. Slight citrus wonderfully.s top APA in my books.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of tdexterc
4.63/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a wonderfully clean golden amber, akin to that of grade A maple syrup. The head produced is frothy dense, and present until the last sip.

S- Sweet and malty with faint notes of graham cracker and a hint of floral hops.

T- A fantastic combination of piney hops, grapefruit, sweet bread faint esters, and a long lasting and powerful bitterness.

M- As previously mentioned this is a rather bitter beer with a medium mouthfeel. It could potentially be a bit too bitter for those less inclined to the taste, but to me it is fantastic.

O- As a recent transplant to the west coast, I think I can confidently say that I've found my go to everyday IPA. It's phenomenal after a day on the slopes, it's relatively inexpensive, and it can be found just about anywhere their pale ale is sold. Cheers.

Photo of busterwhite
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden color with a 2 finger head. Nice lacing.

Smells of citrus, flowery, grassy, sweet malt and a little dankness.

Nice taste, bitter citrus up front with just the right amount of balance from the malt on the finish.

Good medium mouthfeel, a little oily from the hops, well carbonated.

Overall this is a great IPA. Big hops but well balanced.

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,218 ratings.