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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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9,626 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,626
Reviews: 2,736
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 235
Gots: 1,751 | FT: 5
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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Ratings: 9,626 | Reviews: 2,736
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is the best priced/available strong IPAs available in my area.

Pours a good golden color, with good lacing.

Smells strong of bitter hops, and not much else.

Tastes strong pungent hops up front, very bitter like Admiral hops. Smooths out the rest of the taste. Hops are good, so this is the desired flavor.

Good texture and alcohol feel. Doesn't try to hide the alcohol, and I like that.

This beer has been my staple for months now, while it's not special, it's a great beer(especially for the $4 price). I love the upfront hops taste and the pleasant feeling after drinking one of these 25oz bombers :)


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

appearamce- clear copper tones with a full finger and a half width of an off white foam that leaves moderate lacing.

smell- lots of hops, more grassy/piney than citrus with some malt.

taste- citrus hops stand out more than they did in the smell but the grassy/piney ones still steal the show. there is a couple of seconds of sweetness that comes in the middle until the very bitter end closes the curtains.

mouthfeel- meadium body with moderate carbonation and a little foamy/soapy until the dryness comes in.

overall- wow, what a awesome well balanced ipa from start to finish. to top it off, i paid less than $35.00 a case for it.

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

Translucent light golden body with a pillow bone white head. Head stays nicely too, lots of lacing.
The aroma presents as a classic west coast cascade hopped IPA. Pine and Grapefruits in full vivid form.
The flavors show some more juicy citrus, like oranges and tangelos, and the pine is there but riding shotgun, does leave some resinous impressions. Cascade is a guarantee, maybe some centennial going on too, but just a guess. pretty bitter over all and leaves a clean finish, the mouthfeel is full but clean.

For straight forward Cascade IPAs, i really enjoy this one. I could/would buy a 6pack now and then.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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