Torpedo Extra IPA
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Torpedo Extra IPATorpedo Extra IPA
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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
American IPA
Ranked #204
Ranked #4,266
4.15 | pDev: 10.84%
Sunday at 02:55 AM
May 12, 2006
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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Reviewed by Danmooney40 from Virginia

4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
The classic bitterness I look for in an IPA. One of my favorites.

Poured from a can into a 10 oz pub glass, medium amber color, slightly hazy, a 2 finger lingering caramel head
Friday at 03:18 AM
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Reviewed by ResearchRado from Oklahoma

3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Amber honey. No head. Some lacing. Clear but rich in color.


Sort of faint berry, piney hops, a little bit of malt, a little dry, bitter aftertaste.

Clean. Well carbonated.

Really nicely balanced West Coast IPA. Slightly darker and slightly maltier than some in the style (as a compliment). Refined and Classic.
Hops are strong - made my nose run and sneeze.
Thursday at 04:17 AM
Rated: 1.78 by BrisLoganite from Australia

Nov 17, 2023
Rated: 3.91 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Nov 13, 2023
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Rated by LeinenkugelDrinker

3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Good strong taste, robust smell, a perfect beer to sip slowly and enjoy. Really great name too. Another classic by Sierra Nevada.
Nov 08, 2023
Rated: 4.12 by Iggy88 from Ohio

Nov 07, 2023
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Reviewed by Sheppard from Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a bright orangey golden color. Lots of grapefruit on the nose. It's perfumey with grapefruit, grapefruit pith, earthy pine, black pepper. It's a really solid WCIPA.
Nov 05, 2023
Rated: 3.99 by 350havok from Texas

Nov 03, 2023
Rated: 4.21 by Gizzardo from Arizona

Oct 07, 2023
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Reviewed by CraigMammalton

4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Exactly what I want from a strong IPA. Strong, piney, bitter, and a nice dark opaque golden amber color. If you want an IPA that is pine bitterness forward with only a hint of bite, malt, and sweetness this is for you. Easy drinking, one of my favorites.
Oct 01, 2023
Rated: 2.88 by paulpratt from California

Sep 24, 2023
Rated: 4.03 by MGibbons from Maryland

Sep 01, 2023
Rated: 3.94 by ctbeerman1 from Connecticut

Sep 01, 2023
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Reviewed by AlvinBunk from California

4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours clear and amber in color with nice head and good lacing.
Getting pine and orange aromas, which are fairly strong.
Very nice tasting and a beer that you can enjoy drinking a lot of. Not as nice as the Lengthwise Zeus Imperial IPA, but definitely a very excellent quality beer. Getting malt and hop tastes, I feel that if it had a little less bitterness it would taste way better.
It is very smooth in the mouth and feels thick.

Overall a very high quality beer and I definitely plan to buy more of it.
Aug 11, 2023
Rated: 4.14 by Mcgarro from Japan

Aug 08, 2023
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Reviewed by aficionado224 from Ohio

4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
IPA is my go to style and hop presence is important but that's not to say the more the better and the most hops wins. Balance is extremely valuable so it matters that the grain flavor isn't covered by the bitterness so using more grain for a stronger ale requires more hops and this one does that in great proportions.
Aug 05, 2023
Rated: 3.43 by peabody from Kentucky

Aug 03, 2023
Rated: 5 by danberado from California

Aug 03, 2023
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Reviewed by BillyNoonan from Ireland

4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Not as dank as I was expecting from the can but that's no bad thing. Pours dark, clear amber. Mild carbonation. Instant scents of pine, florals and citrus. Taste follows but with maltiness and subtlety. It's very mellow for it's ABV and dangerously drinkable. Lovely stuff.
Jul 30, 2023
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