Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPASierra Nevada Torpedo 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
Ratings:
10,959
Reviews:
2,931
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
Wants:
359
Gots:
3,134
For Trade:
6
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Photo of bigedal60
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dmecca
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsAreDaMan
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We had this a week or so ago, and I was impressed with it. Not necessarily great, but very good, especially for the price.

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

NOTE: I compare all other beers to Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale; there may be better out there, but many that are worse.
This gives a full 3 finger aromatic head that lasts.
The color is a copper medium light amber.
There is plenty of aroma from floral piney hops which seem like they will never end.
There is plenty of taste from hops which is a distinct citrus/pine.
Bitterness is full throughout the palate with a hint of malt which offers a pine finish. They claim 65 IBUS. I believe it! This leaves a heavy bitter hop aftertaste in the back of the palate after every sip.

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Photo of davidward
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I drink this often as it's a very good IPA and it doesn't break the bank. It's darker than most IPAs and tastes more like a fortified pale ale to me.

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Photo of schnjac
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jlmontague
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redspringsrunner
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dharmelink
3.76/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of huthuty
4.73/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a dark amber with ample head, this is basically like their original pale ale with extra hops, the smell is light but a near perfect balance of hops, and the taste is immensely hoppy without too much burn from alcohol, the mouth feel is perfect, probably due to the aforementioned lack... Well I guess a good way to put this is this like a double IPA with slightly less alcohol so that the hops are extremely prominent

One of the most solid IPAs I've had

Buy a case

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Photo of ericcmay
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eddie729
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kayakguy
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MustangPauli
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mickyge
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Merticois
4.65/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dekkar
4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eric_T_07
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Navinjohnson
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Yummy. Top 5-10 IPA. Probably. Everything you look for in an IPA.

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Photo of Gregf51
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JC333
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HungarianCount
4.36/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This IPA pours a murky brownish orange with a fairly large foamy white head. The smell is clearly IPA, with citrus and herbal notes as the prominent components though they aren’t intense as I would have guessed, and there is also a significant sweet bready malt presence. This beer has a blend of hop flavors with herbal and pine notes being the most obvious. Some light citrus character, caramel, and toasted bread flavors round it out. The finish is fairly dry and the pine bitterness lingers a bit. The body is medium. I remember that this was probably the first extra IPA (or DIPA) I ever tried and when I first tried it about 15 years ago I thought it was amazingly bitter and not to my taste at all. Now after having lived in SD for a time and having drank a wide variety of IPAs it seems actually pretty measured, even a bit malt forward, for an extra IPA. I recognize that this is kind of a classic, but it’s not one of my favorite Sierra Nevada beers. It’s pretty basic in my opinion and I don’t really like the lingering resinous piney aftertaste in IPAs.

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Photo of Mr_Pink
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Much more bitter and hoppy than its Pale Ale counterpart, but still very enjoyable.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.11 out of 5 based on 10,959 ratings.
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