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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

9,369 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 9,369
Reviews: 2,674
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 209
Gots: 1,473 | FT: 3
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: 9,369 | Reviews: 2,674 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of DKinPA1
3.54/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kdmona
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CIBoy10
3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look - 12 oz bottle into a tulip. Clear copper with great head and lacing.

Smell - lots of grapefruit and malt

Taste - bitter grapefruity, piney hops create a tingly feeling on the tongue. Bread on the finish and the hop bitterness remains strong.

Feel - very hop forward, coats the tongue/mouth. Sticky.

Overall - very nice beer that I find has quite a unique feel.

Photo of claybob43
4.95/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cheshirefriend
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gww1864
3.24/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Hop smell and taste on the bottle I had was too skunky.

Photo of tim007007
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cbustard
3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewale4me
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent IPA. Very hop forward.

Photo of MCARRION
4.59/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CJNAPS
4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love SN , and this was my first IPA so I had to rate it. Cheers !

Photo of SayBoom
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bisco42
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I feel obliged to rate this beer not only because it is a great, go-to IPA, but because it was the brew that got turned me into a hophead. I've come to find that most people who love IPAs were introduced to them at a young age, and usually by SN. At least, that's how it was with me. There really isn't a whole lot to say about Torpedo other than 'buy it, drink it' and you'll know why it's so widely accessable and rated so high. It's good, accessible beer.

Photo of emere11
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This ale smells and tastes like the Big Sur CA coast, with a mix of wild sage, pine, and citrus. Probably the best American I've ever tasted. Extremely complex flavour profile and just lovely. It doesn't get any better than this.

Photo of hillind
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewqueno
3.25/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Just another okay CA beer which gets too much credit.

Photo of Durban79
4.84/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great IPA. It has an initial bite with an amazing finish.

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.71/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1KEVIN1
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PA-hunter
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at kc s alley. Amber orange. Thick head. Grapefruit taste with a sweet malt prescence. Exceptional.

Photo of Davidcness
4.81/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BobJude
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of M477
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnnyapollo
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,369 ratings.