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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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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

9,624 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,624
Reviews: 2,736
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 236
Gots: 1,748 | FT: 5
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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Ratings: 9,624 | Reviews: 2,736
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Jra1985
4.7/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A-Nice amber color with a good tan two finger head with a very long retention. Decent lacing. This is what beer is supposed to look like.

S-Lots of citrus aromas and very piny. You can really smell the hops.

T-Piny and very citrusy. Good amount of hops. A good bittery aftertaste. This is an excellent tasting IPA.

M-Medium bodied that goes down very smooth for 7.2% abv. The carbonation is great.

O-Overall this is a great IPA and I would drink many times over. An excellent price and taste, You cannot go wrong with this beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I will freely admit that I rarely drink IPAs because they are too hoppy for my tastes under most circumstances. But with this high a rating, this beer deserved a chance.

Pours a clear, bright orange/amber with a full 1 1/2" of light tan head. Fairly creamy though nowhere near a tap drawn Guinness quality. After the initial settling, the retention on the remaining 1/2" is truly amazing. A very nice lacing, though a bit scattered, remains.
Smell is well-balanced with notes of wood, floral, citrus with lighter notes of citrus and evergreen and a faint malt and yeast in the back.
Taste is a nice mix of malt and hops, lighter citrus and some woody resin. Balance is good and for an IPA I would consider this pretty complex. After warming some alcohol presence is seen.
Medium bodied, fairly high effervescence, dry finish with a woody/resin/citrus aftertaste. This is a really good IPA and a pretty good beer overall, in fact, this is better than their Pale Ale by a good amount. And less hoppy.

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3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden copper with an off white head. Few lines of lace.

S - Citrus and piney hops.

T - Citrus and piney hops with a sweet malt backbone.

M - Medium body with dry finish.

D - Thought this was all Citra hops but it no longer tastes like it. Decent IPA.

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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  rDev -3.8%

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3.61/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I may be getting tired of hoppy American IPA. Overdoses of citrus hops and astringency are not what I am after in a brew, I guess. This is a lovely yellow-orange brew with a nice head. There is a nice malt underneath the hop astringency, but nothing I care to go back to.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,624 ratings.