Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Torpedo Extra IPATorpedo Extra IPA
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4.15/5
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11,156 Ratings
Torpedo Extra IPATorpedo Extra IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by GClarkage on 05-12-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,537
Reviews:
2,974
Ratings:
11,156
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
4.46
 
 
Wants:
373
Gots:
3,300
Trade:
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Photo of SolarPower36
2.97/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Thehoff_21
3.31/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

An ok ipa. A little too bitter and piney for my taste

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Photo of akirakcat
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark copper color with a small white head. Rich, earthy and pine aromas, with some tropical fruit on the back end. Woody pine taste with a splash of spice and plenty of sweet, toasted malts. Just as the aroma, there's some fruit hidden in there (tangerine?). There's a good amount of bitterness but it almost felt disconnected from the taste of the hops. Medium body with slight oils.

Overall, it's a solid brew, but not as strong in flavor as advertised.

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Photo of MTKATL
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rsides
3.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TossKing7
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of poppopintheattic11
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IPAQuester
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nonnie864
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jripley97
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jro1960
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful color, Serious dankness, piney, Citrus notes, in your face bitterness makes this a go to when something more esoteric is not available. Little hot on the ABV and palate, but still love it. WC/American IPA fans will be happy. Far from a desert island choice, but solid.

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Photo of jrb5094
4.66/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

What a beautiful beer. Great balance, between fruity and floral with the right amount of maltiness. Sierra Nevada is my new go-to in general they are so conistent and you can find their stuff everywhere!

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Photo of Nass
3.63/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is one interesting west coast IPA. I am not a big fan of a west coast IPA's, but this is one that I can sit back & tolerate. Cheers! B- (80-84) score range

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Photo of Admiraldinty
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I was shocked I hadn’t reviewed this already. It’s been a go-to for several years now. Deep coppery color with full, foamy white. Full-bodied, maltier compared to other West-coast IPAs. Nice floral hop profile. It’s not a go-to for nothing.

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Photo of Alpha-Leader
3.49/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yuno
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nitty703
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Reached for a cold six pack while visiting family on Oahu; the grocery store pickings are slim out here in the Pacific so it’s a boon to be able to lean on SN’s trademark consistency and availability. Bottled about eight weeks ago so nothing to complain about from a freshness standpoint.

Nice golden copper hue with a puffy white head; looks like a classic IPA that, for me, Sierra Nevada basically sets the standard.

Aroma is marked by an earthy spiciness but also pine, resin, rind and a touch lemongrass all laid atop a slightly sweet and toasted malt. Green, citrusy and spicy. Great combo.

Taste is hops - green pine, citrus rind, grapefruit and papaya - and toasted and bready malt. Unbalanced balance, if you know what I mean. Nice bitterness that ties it all together.

Finishes with a kiss of resin but still crisp and dry. Lingering bitterness is pleasant. Perfect carbonation washes the flavors over the palate. No alcohol presence. An oasis in the vast tropical craft-netherworld.

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Photo of DanJ1979
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WDPark
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BayAreaJoe
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 3/12/18, consumed 4/10/18

L: Crystal clear mahogany with a big, thick, rich head that left lots of lacing.

A: Citrus fruit peel, caramel malt, and piney hops. Some lesser notes of danky and grassy hops round things out. Mild but nice old school mix.

T: Follows aroma, but to a much greater, fuller extent. Rich, deep flavor.

F: Medium, solid bitterness, great carbonation, a bit oily and coating at the end.

O: Solid, strong West Coast IPA. Old school, but with really great balance; not a maltfest. Great changeup to the everyday fruity IPA lineup.

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Photo of Tunaofthemall
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Snowcrash000
3.87/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a medium amber, coppery coloration with a medium, fizzy head. Smells of bready malt, orange rind and a hint of pine. Taste follows the nose, with a nice balance of bready malt and citrus hops, with just a hint of pine. There's also a certain grassy, slightly flowery note to this. Finishes with a medium bitterness and a little more pine coming through. Medium body and carbonation. This reminds me a lot of Founders Centennial, but is not quite as good, in my opinion. More flowery and less resinous, although it also was two months older. With these 6-month old old school IPAs I'm never quite sure if they are supposed to taste this way or not.

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Photo of pkkosmatka
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Vandelay1863
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,156 ratings