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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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9,528 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,528
Reviews: 2,708
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 228
Gots: 1,655 | 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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Photo of BigCheese
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.

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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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of DelicateDelirium
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured into an Amherst Brewing Co. pint glass
A- nice golden color, with a decent head that leaves its mark all throughout the glass
S- At first I found the smell to be really underwhelming, some sweetness and floral notes were there but only if sought after. As it warmed up the smell started coming through much stronger.
T- lots of citrus and floral notes with a strong pine aftertaste
M- It was on the medium/light side, smooth and easy to drink, medium to high carbonation

overall: This is a very good session beer and because of the availability and low price, i will likely be coming back to this one very soon. The only downside is that i think some people may be put off by the high carbonation after knocking back a few. One of my favorite sessionable affordable single ipa's.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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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%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of muletrane
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 12/6/11

A: Pours a nice hazy amber colour. 3 fingers of pillowy white head with real good retention and lacing.

S: I'm getting a nice even balance of piney and citrusy hops and bready malts.

T: Very true to the nose except a little more hop forward. Starts off with some citrus and finishes with a big piney hop flavor. Just enough malt backbone for my tastes. Finishes dry and bitter.

M: Nice lively carbonation. Crisp and medium bodied.

Overall this a very nice IPA. One of my favorite SN offerings. A more pine forward IPA with a nice blend of citrus and malt.

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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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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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  rDev -3.8%

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,528 ratings.