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:
10,987
Reviews:
2,935
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
Wants:
363
Gots:
3,159
For Trade:
6
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Photo of EersandBeers
3.87/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of limonpepe
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It maintains a nice flavor profile of hops while asserting malt and esters throughout its course, without too much fizzyness. Well-fitting to the name, first sip is a punch. My taste is more inclined towards an emphasis on the pine and drinkability,so on that front I'd recommend their Cascade Single-hop over this.

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Photo of Slowjamcdub
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hops hops and hops so oily. Ohh and did I say Hops? Good IPA

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Photo of jkblr
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moondawggg69
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

a little too dry to drink a bunch of them, but still one of my favorites.

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

Photo of xiaoxiong623
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of worstdaysofyourfuture
3.42/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Khaack
4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csmrx7
3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not as fond of this beer as I would have hoped.

Poor's a dark copper but crystal clear, with a nice off white head. Compared to the norms of hop forward beers this is underwhelming in the aroma department. Piney, with some light citrus and strong malt presence.

Taste is piney resin with a strong caramel malt backbone. With lingering earthy bitterness.

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Photo of Poljazz22
3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbehlar
3.37/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ledouge
3.64/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Curt3
4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nace4
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cyber_phoenix
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of abrodsky
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of adam36
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of porters4life
3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveCash
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eddieeight
4.77/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bf_89
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ipeters1017
2.95/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark copper with a large head, lots of lacing, quite clear. Smells very citrus-y, slightly piney, a typical IPA profile. Taste is piney, but backed up too much by malt for the style. The bitterness feels like it's there just to be bitter, rather than being part of the flavor. Mouthfeel is fine; the right amount of carbonation, fairly smooth, finishes dry. By no means a standout IPA for me.

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4.91/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.11 out of 5 based on 10,987 ratings.
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