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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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9,361 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,361
Reviews: 2,672
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 207
Gots: 1,464 | 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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4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Holy cow, the citrus in this beer hits you the second you get you nose close to the glass, and follows through on its assault on your taste-buds. This beer is so far superior to Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale that I would never hesitate to pick it up again. The beer really hits the back of your tongue in a manner that I love, and it goes down smooth despite the drying effect of this beer.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Beautiful golden orange, tinged with mahogany. Pure white head laces the glass, leaving sticky rings as you drink.

S: A fait whiff of unripened fruit, like a young sauvignon blanc..cat pee. Big floral aromas, sorrel, cut grass, lemon. Definitely hop heavy.

T: Grapefruit, blood orange, fresh baked bread, minimal sweetness. This is a very dry IPA. The malty flavors sit well into the mid palate. Balance is in favor of those beautiful hop flavors.

M: Fair amount of carbonation, not as full bodies as I thought it would be.

O: This is a great beer. Very similar to the flagship Pale Ale, but with a ballsier hop regimen.

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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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3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear amber, golden hue. Short, foamy off-white head. Moderate retention, nice lacing.

S: Fresh hops, lemon grass, citrus, pine. Lots of earthy character. Malty goodness and sweet caramel notes.

T/M: Earthy and grassy hops, Smooth malt, citrus and spice on the initial sip. Great follow through into a hoppy, sweet, medium sized body. Mildly spicy and full of citrusy flavors. Hints of lemon grass and tarragon.

D: Pretty damn good, coming from someone who isn't a big Sierra Nevada fan.

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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%

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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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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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of bravejoejoe
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Crystal clear amber color with a nice 1 finger eggshell colored frothy head. Nice retention and lacing.

Nice nose with light pine, caramel candy sweet malt and sweet citrus.

Flavor is good with pretty good balance. Good caramel candy malt character up front balancing light pine and citrus hop character. Mild pine resin finish.

Light-medium bodied with crisp high carb.

Overall a nice everyday IPA. Not mind blowing by any means but the fact that it's readily available and easy to drink and is a mix of west and east coast styles makes it a great IPA that appeals to Alot of people.

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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%

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,361 ratings.