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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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9,362 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,362
Reviews: 2,672
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 208
Gots: 1,465 | 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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4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours amber with one finger off-white head with good retention, rich patchy lacing. Aroma is wonderful floral hops with loads of citrus, mostly grapefruit, as well as some pine.

Taste is fruity and bitter, mostly again citrus with faint hints of pine. After a short while caramel malt, slightly sweet, becomes apparent with light herbal bitterness lingering into aftertaste. Well hidden alcohol. Mouthfeel is smooth medium with moderate carbonation.

An excellent IPA that I would love to have again and again, but its price in Europe is somehow too prohibitive (paid 4.5 USD for a 330 ml bottle).

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3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, bottled on June 17, 2011, Purchased 11/2011

Poured into a British Imp Nonic

Pours a thick two finger head which reduces to a very nice 1/4” cap
Very pleasing medium deep amber color, looks like ale. Great lace! coats the glass with each drink, picture perfect.

Pleasant if not overly distinct hop aroma, followed by, very good, enjoyable malt and a nice ale yeast smell. The hops waver between citrus and pine, never seeming to claim either one.

Distinct, very crisp, bitter, hop forward entry on the palate, followed by more bitter hops, and good balanced malt with just the right amount of sweetness, full mouth feel.

Very long hop bitter finish, lasts throughout the pour, with the hop oils sticking to the roof of your mouth. Excellent!

A very good IPA. No one element really stands out, but overall a good drink. I would like to try a fresher offering. It is a very good value, priced at $32 a case.

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4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is the best priced/available strong IPAs available in my area.

Pours a good golden color, with good lacing.

Smells strong of bitter hops, and not much else.

Tastes strong pungent hops up front, very bitter like Admiral hops. Smooths out the rest of the taste. Hops are good, so this is the desired flavor.

Good texture and alcohol feel. Doesn't try to hide the alcohol, and I like that.

This beer has been my staple for months now, while it's not special, it's a great beer(especially for the $4 price). I love the upfront hops taste and the pleasant feeling after drinking one of these 25oz bombers :)


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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,362 ratings.