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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

8,815 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,815
Reviews: 2,603
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 178
Gots: 1,084 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: GClarkage on 05-12-2006)
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3.24/5  rDev -22.1%

BBS323, Oct 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Everything you want from a big bold west coast IPA

Jlefa, Oct 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

603to843, Oct 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Kevin_Young, Oct 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

mpinera, Oct 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

SwG237, Oct 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Aeroscorp, Oct 21, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +7.7%

Drwpiersonindy, Oct 21, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +5.8%

Mcoratti76, Oct 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Artmcd88, Oct 20, 2014
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4.84/5  rDev +16.3%

cjones316, Oct 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

HowdyWorld, Oct 20, 2014
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4.65/5  rDev +11.8%

Ry311, Oct 20, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355 ml bottle served cold into a pint glass. Purchased for about $1.65 USD in Buffalo, New York. Packaged July 1,2014.

Appearance - clear rich bronze color with a few reddish hues. One finger of head tops it all off, with some streaky curtain lacing left inside the glass. Small amount of visible carbonation.

Smell - citrusy with some lemon, grapefruit and nectarines. Smell is subdued for a substantial IPA.

Taste - fairly good citrus flavor lemon and nectarines again. Some earthy and pine elements. Even some caramel flavor blended in.nice balance and substantial boldness, I only wish I had gotten this fresher as I imagine it would be considerably more flavourful. Malt flavor blends very nicely with citrusy hops.

Mouthfeel - smooth, medium carbonation with medium to heavy body. Moist juicy finish.

Overall - a very nice IPA, that I think would score at least a quarter point higher across the board if fresh. Definitely worth a try for IPA lovers and important to have fairly fresh, but still pretty solid if sitting on the shelf for a little longer than you'd like.

DenisKolkin, Oct 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

Dayman766, Oct 19, 2014
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nightsky, Oct 19, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +8.7%

JakeBarnett, Oct 19, 2014
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,815 ratings.