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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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9,523 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,523
Reviews: 2,708
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 228
Gots: 1,652 | 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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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

S – Citrus fruit and rind, pine and sugary malts.

A – Clear, copper/orange with a full 2 inch off-white fluffy head with remarkable lacing all the way down the glass to the last sip.

T – Distinct juicy orange flavor with other citrus fruits and rind. A very passive bitterness is present that supports the malt backbone but is dwarfed by the impressive flavorful hops. Hints of pine and mint emerge from middle to end. Candy-like malt sweetness emerges as the beer warms with not even a hint of alcohol. Finishes relatively dry with a dose of orange zest in the finish.

M – Moderately bodied. Medium carbonation.

O – An extremely well-crafted beer. Very refreshing and drinkable for 7.2% and immensely flavorful without being over malty or bitter for an IPA. Would definitely have again and then again.

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12oz bottle poured into a chilled Pike Pint glass.

A: Pours a dark amber, orange head with a 2 finger white head. nice lacing that recedes slowly.

S: Smells of pungent, flowery, bitter hops.

T: Grapefruit and floral notes seem most prevalent. A lovely bitter aftertaste that isn't over strong on the palate.

M: Well carbonated, medium mouthfeel.

O: Always have this one in the fridge.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,523 ratings.