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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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9,526 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,526
Reviews: 2,708
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 228
Gots: 1,655 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden amber colored pour, quite clear. Fluffy full head erupts on top. Spicy, floral aroma.

Solid hop bitterness up front. Crisp, dry. Pine-like hop flavors on top of the whisper of malt. Thick body but hops make you forget its there. Lingering sticky bitterness on the roof of my mouth.

Really, really easy drinking. Goes down smooth, finishes crisp and dry. Clean. Very refreshing. Already reaching for another...

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Re review! Now that I've seen the field, so to say, I'm going back to give the old stand by a review.

A: Pours a dense, opaque copper/orange. Two fingers of slightly darker than khaki head. Retention = stellar. Lacing = stellar. Hard to get a gauge on the carbonation. Looks moderate, but there's quite a bit of particulant in the suspension. Looks like we're bottle (can) conditioned here.

S: Big monster caramel malt. Massive pine needle and grapefruit pulp presence noted as well. The malt is dominant, though. Bit of...cinnamon? Nutmeg maybe? Not sure. Definitely a dessert spice in there. Combined with the breadiness of the yeast, leads me to believe this beer may be sweet.

T: And it is, for about 2/10's of a second. Hops take over the malt fairly quickly. Grapefruit, pine...a lot of evergreen in this one, actually. Malt presence isn't completely subdued and you get a bit of husky graininess. Still, the piney quality seems to dominate here. Floral, borderline astringent bitterness on the end. Finishes fairly dry, but there is some malt sweetness intermingled.

M: Huge bodied. Quite the opposite of the leaner, crisper bodied IPA's I prefer. That's purely subjective, though. The massive body works with the pine and evergreen dominant hops.

O: A damn good IPA. Fuller in body than my liking, but that's a stylistic preference and not a knock on the beer's overall quality. This is my first choice for camping beer. Seriously, I can't think of any other beer I would rather camp with than this. Perhaps it's genius marketing, or the brewers at Sierra Nevada managed to capture the awesome scent of a pine forest in a pint glass, but I will forever link camping with this beer. Prost.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,526 ratings.