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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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:
#2,912
Reviews:
3,000
Ratings:
11,251
pDev:
10.84%
 
 
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377
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Photo of Bitburger
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kaitjs7
4.9/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Claude-Irishman
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Looks a semi translucent orange/honey color and creamy head which dissipates quickly. Smell seems somewhat muted,some fresh cut grass, citrus. Taste is delicious, hints of citrus,pine,malts. Feels well constructed.Mild hop bite lingers on tongue until a vague caramel malt washes it away. This is a solid IPA. Not the best, but a great representation.

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Photo of JohnDon
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of denver10
3.87/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JimboBrews54
4.52/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of iguanodon
3.44/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

[Original rating 2011-06-17] Pours light copper with a thick tan head that settles down leaving nice lacing. Aroma Is flowery hops, a little citrus and grass. Taste starts off sour, then sweet, finishes bitter.

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Photo of draegerjosh
3.32/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kdouble
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tb77
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cdriver0414
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shaneavey
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

How have I never rated this before?!?? But anyway....

L: Clear amber with a fluffy off white head. Good retention. Sheets of lacing.

S: Very woodsy smelling, tree bark and pine cones with some earth. There's also a nice citrus quality of bitter grapefruit zest and juicy pink grapefruit flesh.

T: Grapefruit zest and pink grapefruit flesh upfront, but leans more bitter and oily than juicy or sweet. Nice candy caramel and toffee notes without getting cloying, as well as some nice bread crust. The finish grows piney with a bitterness that contains to build and grow to consider levels after about ten seconds. Finishes fairly crisp and lightly dry, though.

F: Medium-plus with creamy carbonation, slick and oily with hop resins.

O: One of the OG IPAs of Americans, and still tastes amazing to this day. Highly recommended as a staple beer for all hopheads.

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Photo of Chasecrandell
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wilmeland
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

My go to bottled beer. Even better when I can find it on tap. Perfect balance of malt for the hops which are substantial. Nice piney/citrus notes, good carbonation/mouth feel. Full flavor, but very drinkable. Nice lasting head and lacing.

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

Photo of Ronl12
3.69/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of marcrech
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JonnyGoldsbrough
3.87/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle from M&S. 65 IBU. 7.2%

L4.25 beautiful dark amber. Satisfying head for IPA. 4.25
S3.5 not much going on. Some seeet notes.
T4 big citrus hoppy flavour. Definitely feels like a 7.2%
F3.75 typical IPA.
O4 Not quite sizpoint territory but very good.

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Photo of JPVanderbilt
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Color: amber, semi-cloudy. Taste: medium hoppy bitter, grapefruit/orange rind, vegetable meatiness, crisp, medium complexity, better than I remember from the past, a very tasty solid inexpensive IPA, ABV 7.2 $8.99 for a 6-pack is a great value. Fantastic product.

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Photo of DoghouseReilly3946
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - 7.2% ABV - 65 IBUs.
Date: 08/01/18, enjoyed on 09/20/18.
Appearance: Deep copper to burnt orange in color with two plus fingers of off white head.
Aroma: Dank and resinous with some grapefruit and a little pine. Its not really that complex, but it smells really good.
Taste: Taste pretty much follows the nose, but the IBUs are a tad deceptive as this is a fairly bitter beer, Chinook maybe? The hops also give the beer a slightly sticky quality, but there is a good sized malt backbone that is just a touch sweet. As Torpedo warms, it becomes more grapefruit forward.
Biased comments: Economical old school west coast IPA, whats not to like? Very solid and enjoyable, with the only downside being that it can be tough to find it fresh.

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

Photo of estajoe
3.59/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Giangio
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,251 ratings