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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

9,503 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,503
Reviews: 2,703
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 223
Gots: 1,639 | 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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3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled August 18, 2011.

Beer is an orangey amber, with a two finger-widths of off-white head. Good retention. Some lacing.

Smell contains mild grapefruit, faint pine, and caramel malt. Slightly floral.

The taste is bitter, but not overly so. In fact, there is a fair bit of caramel malt sweetness. Grapefruit is there, along with pine. Pretty good, but I find it a little muted.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. A bit sticky.

Overall, good but a little underwhelming. To be fair, this bottle is probably a little older than is ideal.

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3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12-oz. bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Amber in color and with a semi-aggressive pour I was able to produce a 1/4" off-white head, which yielded sticky, spotty lacing as my glass emptied.

Smell: Citrus hops and pine dominate with a mild malt sweetness. Aroma is lighter than I expected for an APA from Sierra Nevada.

Taste: Bold citrus hops with a definitive pine bitterness. A mildy sweet and light maltiness is present, but humble enough to sit in the back of the class. What you'll remember most is the hoppy pine bitterness in the finish, as expected for the APA style, which just stays on the tongue long after each sip.

Mouthfeel: A moderate body, with just the right amount of carbonation to ensure the bitterness lingers on the tongue long after the swallow.

Overall: This APA will appeal to all "hop-heads" out there. More hoppy than their pale ale with an added kick from the 7.2% ABV, which is very well hidden. The sharp bitterness is what will keep IPA fans coming back for more. A little too bitter for me to have more than 1 or 2 in a sitting. I prefer when the malt is able to pull back the reigns of bitterness somewhat. All in all, Sierra Nevada did a really good job with this one...

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,503 ratings.