Torpedo - Barrel-Aged
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #626
ABV:
8.6%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,318
Avg:
4.23 | pDev: 6.38%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
52
From:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  11
Gots
  6
SCORE
92
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Notes: Torpedo IPA aged in rye whiskey barrels.
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 52 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by BogBoyJD:
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BogBoyJD from Ireland

3.87/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dec 25, 2014
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golf4collet from West Virginia

4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 26, 2020
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VABA from Virginia

4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very nice reddish amber color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has Bourbon, hop and piney hints
The taste follows the nose with a well balanced Bourbon, hop and piney flavors
A medium bodied well carbonated beer
The balance of the hops and the bitterness was very nice, the Bourbon Barrel aging took it up a level

Dec 30, 2020
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teromous from Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The bottle I have says "Celebrating 10 years" and "ALC. 8.6% BY VOL." I do not see a bottle date.

Appearance: The body is a dark copper with good clarity and small hints of golden-brown. It has a short white head with good retention.

Aroma: At first a bit of pine comes through, then wet wood and alcohol. There is a light aroma of vanilla and brown sugar.

Taste: Up front there is a pleasant pine flavor with a touch of grapefruit right at the front of the tongue. This is quickly replaced by a mellow vanilla and oak wood flavor. It slowly finishes with a strong pine and mild mint character that is mixed with a wet wood flavor. The overall flavor profile is very forest-like. It tastes perfect.

Mouthfeel: It is smooth with a bit of raspy carbonation and and a strong hoppy bitterness. There is a light tannin character on the mouth but it doesn't feel dry.

Overall: It's a fantastic tasting beer that does both the base beer and the barrel it was aged in justice. I really recommend it and it is worth picking up. I'd buy it again.

Dec 21, 2019
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drewone from California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Nov 24, 2014
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schinebd from Massachusetts

3.92/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Dec 19, 2014
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wethorseblanket from California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Dec 07, 2014
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Gotti311 from Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is always an interesting style and one that is surely hard to pull off. From the few BA beers I have had from Sierra Nevada, they tend to go a bit too light on the barrel for me. The hop notes are amazing and the way the hops shine in the nose with a bit of barrel is quite interesting. More barrel comes through as it warms. In my opinion, if you do this style, it makes more sense to let the barrel shine and let the hops play second fiddle

Jan 04, 2015
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scottfrie from California

4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml poured into tulip.

A: Pours a clear amber with a thick couple inches of very dense light tan creamy head. The head slowly faded into a lasting thick fuzzy film that left spotty lace down the glass.
S: Citrus is juicy and noticeable, torpedo C-hops are full of citrus peel and grass, bourbon barrel is faint but noticeable. Not hot at all. Hints of peach, stone fruits, and vanilla as well.
T: Follows the nose. Finish is full of vanilla and mild caramel. Bourbon barrel adds nice dimension and is not hot. Lingering citrus pith in the finish is bitter. Peach and stone fruits in the finish. Bourbon is mildly spicy and full of caramel and vanilla. Citrus lingers in the aftertaste.
M: Medium full body, slick and oily hop resin mouthfeel, bitter and tingly bubbly carbonation.
O: Really enjoyable. An improvement on the original in my opinion.

Mar 19, 2015
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SanDiegoBeerLove from California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 31, 2014
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Wowcoolman from California

4.2/5  rDev -0.7%

Dec 07, 2014
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PEIhop from Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 27, 2014
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p0tt3r from Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.4%

Dec 17, 2013
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BigOldOaf from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dec 19, 2014
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CheapBeerBuzz from California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

Dec 14, 2013
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JohnnyMc from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Dec 06, 2014
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Rado from California

4.32/5  rDev +2.1%

Dec 07, 2014
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UWBadgerFan4Life from Wisconsin

3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 21, 2015
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Jufu07

4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dec 21, 2014
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Agentveba from North Carolina

4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 01, 2015
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Fordknox from Tennessee

4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 02, 2015
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paulish from New York

4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 20, 2020
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itracy63 from Washington

4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Feb 11, 2015
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Marco_Gtz from California

3.87/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jan 09, 2015
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DantheMan75 from Wisconsin

3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 21, 2015
Torpedo - Barrel-Aged from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 52 ratings