Torpedo Extra IPA
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Torpedo Extra IPATorpedo Extra IPA
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From:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #224
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,233
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 10.84%
Reviews:
3,111
Ratings:
8,542
Status:
Active
Rated:
Saturday at 09:53 PM
Added:
May 12, 2006
Wants:
  407
Gots:
  3,520
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Torpedo Extra IPATorpedo Extra IPA
Notes: It started as a napkin sketch in a pub, an idea for a device that could boost hop aroma without adding more bitterness. We built the sketch, and the “Hop Torpedo” revolutionized dry hopping and inspired Torpedo, one of our favorite IPA style beers. It’s an aggressive yet balanced beer featuring the complex citrus, pine, and herbal character of whole-cone hops.
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Rated: 3.86 by b-ri11 from North Carolina

Nov 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by tscanlon51 from Massachusetts

Nov 04, 2022
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Reviewed by JesseJames81 from California

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a beautiful clear amber color with a medium white foam head. Has decent retention and leaves behind some really sticky lacing.

Aroma: Mellow blend of citrus fruits and malted grains.

Taste: A blend of citrus and pine up front, barley malt in the middle, and a bitter fruit peel(ish) hop bite that lingers in the finish.

Overall: This is a good beer. It's not over complicating anything. It's simple but incredibly well balanced. I can see this becoming a go-to.
Oct 28, 2022
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Reviewed by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
poured from a 12oz bottle into a CW snifter. pours kind of an amber color with almost three fingers of firm white foam. big malt and hop presence on the nose. resinous and citrusy hops mostly. more citrus and pine on the taste with a malty finish. thick, full mouthfeel. this is an incredible WC IPA. great body with a pleasant amount of bitterness. i dig it.
Oct 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.44 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Oct 24, 2022
 
Rated: 3.91 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Oct 19, 2022
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Reviewed by kotocar from California

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
I don't know why I am reviewing this beer because I always know how it tastes. That's because it's always in the fridge. One of my favorite beers and that's not just because it's affordable. I love the color. Head, retention. ABV. It's great bang for your buck. And when fresh this beer is so good. If I want a IPA then Torpedo is the gold standard for me. It's not a 5.0 because IPA's aren't my favorite but in the IPA world this is close.
Oct 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.13 by MjamesL from Pennsylvania

Oct 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4.94 by time_2golf from California

Oct 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

Sep 24, 2022
 
Rated: 3.84 by brandoneast from Texas

Sep 17, 2022
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Reviewed by Jaybaby

5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Excellent, and..... no surprise....it ranks high because it's an ipa. Go figure. Peeps who love this need to stop rating adjunct lagers. Just stay in your lane.
Sep 16, 2022
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Reviewed by Griffin2 from Virginia

3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz bottle dated 6/07/2022 into a Willi Becher pint glass.
L - Pours a dark amber color with a medium white head that dissipates quickly leaving lacing n the glass.
S - Smells malty.
T - Tastes malty and citrusy with a nice bitterness.
F - Medium body and carbonation.
O - Drinks like a tasty West Coast IPA.
Sep 15, 2022
 
Rated: 3.86 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Sep 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.18 by HabaJohnTheReal1 from Illinois

Sep 11, 2022
 
Rated: 3.25 by PopeGrundle from Texas

Sep 02, 2022
 
 
Rated: 4.16 by Connor56

Aug 13, 2022
 
Rated: 2 by Ajc2936 from Texas

Aug 09, 2022
 
 
Rated: 4.46 by Beecham from California

Jul 11, 2022
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Rated by Cs_beer_review

4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
The middle ground of a normal ipa and double ipa. Bitter, citrusy resinous. Really nice carbonation and finish isn’t overly sweet.
Jul 03, 2022
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Reviewed by ANIMOUL from Vermont

4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a 16 oz pint glass; no birth date. Pours amber yellow with two fingers worth of head; nice lacing throughout. Tastes of subtle citrus and pine with bitter hops; great malt backing. A solid beer that's done really well. Enjoy.
Jul 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.46 by kjtree3535 from Maryland

Jun 24, 2022
 
Rated: 3.67 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

Jun 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by Hawkfish from Washington

Jun 05, 2022
 
Rated: 3.82 by Cfitty from New York

Jun 02, 2022
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Rated by rclangk from West Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
5/2022
May 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

May 15, 2022
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Reviewed by iamkishanshah from California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L: Frothy& thick off-white head, orange/ amber cloudy appearance with fine bubble rising up and a few sediments.
S: citrus (grapefruit), piney, raw mango and bread.
T: Taste matches the smell, barley malt, citrusy bitterness and ale like sweetness, mild herby spice.
F: Medium and fluffy body with a dry finish.

Delicious and excellent product!

7.2 ABV | 65 IBU
May 07, 2022
 
Rated: 4.18 by cold_beer

May 06, 2022
 
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Reviewed by MichaelKristensen4

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Sierra Nevada and hops go hand in hand. What began as a crazy idea scribbled in a pub eventually became our newest year-round hop bomb, Torpedo Extra IPA. The first beer to feature our “Hop Torpedo”—a revolutionary dry-hopping device that controls how much hop aroma is imparted into beer without adding additional bitterness. Torpedo Extra IPA is an aggressive yet balanced beer with massive hop aromas of citrus, pine, and tropical fruit.

Lækker potent IPA, den er kraftig, men med en god balance. Den har en aroma af pine og citrus. God fyldig øl til den mørkegyldne side
May 02, 2022
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Reviewed by nizzle8287 from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a nice dark gold to copper with an off-white finger of head that reduces to something like a bubble sea with some larger bubbles forming islands that stick around, leaving some nice lacing.
Smells of pine and citrus with a nice bready aroma hidden underneath
Taste follows the smell; quite nicely balanced hop-malt ratio... Resinous, slightly sweet, moderately bitter.
Mouth feel is medium-full; slightly above average carbonation. Alcohol is there but not overwhelming.
Overall a nice brew, but seems to be hit or miss at my location in Texas. Possibly temperature issues affecting some batches here earlier this year, but this current case dated 4//7/22 is definitely on point.
May 02, 2022
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Rated by Zekehound from Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Excellent IPA. Not quite as hoppy as the Hazy Little thing, but a tasty, high-alcohol brew. Usually found in bottles, not cans. Hooray for that!
Apr 20, 2022
 
Rated: 3.9 by mcbraxt from Michigan

Apr 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.15 by not2quick from Missouri

Apr 12, 2022
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Reviewed by TheBricenator from Oregon

4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Look: Nearly clear rich red in color with a dense and quick-forming off-white head that holds as a pillow, slowly settling and leaving behind nice lacing
Aroma: Oranges, grapefruit, pine, fresh baked bread, limes, fir needles, and the prototypical Sierra Nevada yeast phenolics
Taste: A rush of citrus fruit and rind start it off and start to mingle as layers of bready malt slowly filter in and join. Pine and fir flex some once the citrus subsides and closes with citrus rejoining the coniferous notes along with a big hop bite in tow
Mouthfeel: Full, lightly slick, medium-high carbonation, and moderate dryness on the finish
Overall: I dig it. A classic and delicious WCIPA that drinks like its name as an ‘Extra IPA’ – bigger than an IPA but not quite in full-blown DIPA territory. Lots of citrus and conifer hop notes on top of an ample malt backbone and a welcome bite and medium dry finish. I haven’t had this in a bit but will now make a point to keep it in the regular rotation
Mar 22, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by Gubblecote from New York

Mar 18, 2022
Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 11653 ratings