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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

8,525 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,525
Reviews: 2,579
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 165
Gots: 940 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

pbblaze23, Sep 07, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +1%

batt6343, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

numbers, Sep 07, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -4.8%

BillCheck, Sep 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

vpdp0001, Sep 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

hds272, Sep 06, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +5.8%

JLB025, Sep 06, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -2.9%

BikeChandler, Sep 06, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -2.6%

Bottle bought while in Vermont, don't know about how fresh it is..

A: Pours quite darker than expected from an IPA. It is amber, almost translucent, light tan color head, very creamy head too. There is a good amount of retention and lacing.

S: This is a very balanced, typically called east coast style IPA. There is a good amount of ripe pineapple juice in this, as well as mango. But, there is also a good, solid, amount of biscuit and caramel malts. Seems quite sweet.

T: The taste confirmed what I smelled. But, this is quite a bit more bitter than expected with a strong orange peel and pine (typical west coast though) like attack right at the front. Then, the pineapple and mango are still there, a bit subdued than in the smell. You still get a good amount of caramel and cookie dough.

M: On the heavier side of medium feel, not too sticky. Carbonation is lively.

O: This is very drinkable and solid. I admit that I suppose the bottle is around 3-4 months old after the tasting, so I admit I may not have the full, correct experience that this beer can offer (I adjust my score accordingly). Still, this is a solid brew.

flipper2gv, Sep 06, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -6.7%

Eddyfunt, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

pjd8406, Sep 06, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +4.8%

goods003, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

GCW16, Sep 06, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +5.8%

MattWhoElse187, Sep 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

BRF4322, Sep 05, 2014
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4.72/5  rDev +13.5%

BCPope, Sep 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

jwill303, Sep 05, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +5.8%

Dark amber, small, compact, lasting creamy head. Pops away slowly, leaving a bit of lacing.
Nice mix of citrus and pine in the smell, but also caramel sweetness. Big hops predicted.
Rich tasty hops, fruity, crisp, with lots of lime and grapefruit, some peach and faint pineapple, bathed in some floral honey, on top of caramel "covered" biscuity malts. Nice pine and hop resin afterwards, developing into a bigger leafy bitterness in the finish, hinting some "sticky icky" dankness.
Medium body, a bit oily, low to medium carbonation. Very bitter, sure, but the aftertaste is full of fruity hoppy tastiness. Big plus in my book.
This is a really gentle monster. Tons of hops without being a one-track beer, quite big hidden ABV, just a few steps from being Imperial, really great.

dcmchew, Sep 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Nate_Christian93, Sep 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Best bang for your buck you will ever find. Don't get my wrong, the beer is GREAT. Very very hoppy, lots of pine, a little citrus. But the biggest draw is the price. These beers are a steal! Thanks SN for making awesome beer affordable. Cheers!

MWilcox20, Sep 05, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -22.1%

emerald27, Sep 05, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +5.8%

DCHritz, Sep 05, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -7.7%

dorne29, Sep 05, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +2.9%

ovaltine, Sep 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

j0hnc2468, Sep 05, 2014
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,525 ratings.