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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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9,359 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,359
Reviews: 2,672
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 207
Gots: 1,459 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.48/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2011 bottle served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours two fingers of foamy head that pretty much dissipates upon settle. Color is a translucent honey-amber. Excellent lacing. 4.5/5

Smell: Very floral, earthy hop aromas. Lots of grapefruit citrus. Some piney herb aromas too. 5/5

Taste: Flavors are quite watered down. Some grapefruit and pine citrus. Crisp hop bitterness. A little sweetness on the mid-palate. Hop bitterness is pretty balanced, not aggressive at all. 3/5

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied, surprisingly watery. Pretty carbonated. Finish is very dry. 3/5

Overall: I was extremely disappointed by the taste of this beer given the extremely pleasant aroma and delightful appearance. This one definitely did not live up to its hype for me. A decent beer overall, but nothing that stands out. Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale is a much superior brew.

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

12 oz. bottle poured into tulip glass. Purchased locally. Bottle dated Aug. 18, 2011, 3+ months old.

A: Cloudy amber, with 1" light tan head that falls gradually and leaves an almost solid layer of lacing.

S: Caramel malt, with bread and some melon and citrus.

T: Sharp, resinous pine; thick, sweet caramel malt; growing bitterness that lingers.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation; creamy, with slightly dry finish.

O: A balanced, satisfying IPA that tastes very good and is an excellent value.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,359 ratings.