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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

9,639 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,639
Reviews: 2,738
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 235
Gots: 1,761 | 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: 9,639 | Reviews: 2,738
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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I think my bottle of Sierra Nevada Torpedo may have been old, since it wasn't very hoppy. If I find a fresher bottle then I'll review it, but I can only review what I have.

A: Orange colour and a 12 mm head that lasts very well. 4.5

S: Malty without strong hop character. 3

T: Malty with weak grassy hops. 3.5

M: Foamy. 4.5

O: 3.5

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copper color. clear. good head retention. faint lacing. off white head with an orangish tinge to it.

hops, duh. the biggest notes being citrus and pine. and a floral aroma as well. some malt sweetness.

layer upon layer of hop flavors, still with an initial malt sweetness. some malt complexity. huge pine and citrus malt flavors. some grapefruit. big bitter finish. balance in the finish leaning heavily towards bitter.

medium-big. crisp finish. definitely creamy.

very big. very complex. very good. perhaps the closest thing to liquid sandpaper i have ever drank.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,639 ratings.