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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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9,491 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,491
Reviews: 2,699
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 224
Gots: 1,629 | 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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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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3.24/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured in a pint glass. Reviewed from notes.

A- Two finger off-white fluffy head. Deep orange color.

S- Some bittering hops but not too strong. Lemon scent. Some strange, almost fishy smell? Weird.

T- Hoppy up the wazzoo, but not terribly bitter. Nice solid flavor.

M- Medium bodied, extremely well carbonated. Bitter, lingering finish

O: Alright beer. Don't see how they differentiate it from the normal IPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of MaineMike
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of DeutscheJeff
4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
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%

Photo of jkanavel
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
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%

Photo of YouSkeete
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
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%

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,491 ratings.