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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11,264 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:
#2,969
Reviews:
3,003
Ratings:
11,264
pDev:
10.84%
 
 
Wants:
380
Gots:
3,371
Trade:
6
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3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JWT3
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can

Light copper color. Headdy lacing on glass. Citrusy smell.

Flavors of orange and pine. Strong bitterness.

Light and prickly mouthfeel. Best bang for your buck at the stadium that's why I drink this often.

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

Photo of AccipiterofBeer
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of mothmanscott
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a chill hazed deep amber producing 3 fingers of frothy, beige head which recedes to leave sticky coating of webby lace. Aroma is citrus, pine & herbal/leafy hops, fruity with a sweet caramel malt note. Taste is caramel malt sweet balanced with pine heavy, light citrus & herbal hops. There is a leafy dank hint & pepper in the latter half of the sip. There's something a little tropical here also. It finishes bittersweet and fades to dry & increasing bitterness. Mouthfeel is moderate-heavy bodied with low-moderate carbonation, wet fronted, slick with a little bit of pepper bite & a hint of aftertaste astringency.

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

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

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

Photo of VoxRationis
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass at Horsefeathers in Tarrytown, NY; bottled on 1/30/18.
A: Pours a clear, dark amber color with orange highlights and a foamy, light wheat colored head, solid retention, and excellent lacing.
S: Aromas of grapefruit and pine, but earthier and woodsier that many IPAs.
T: The palate certainly follow the nose, but the caramel/molasses/bready malt core is now front and center.
M: Medium bodied with excellent carbonation and full, creamy presence.
O: A top shelf American IPA. My buddy tells me he buys it by the case. Maybe I should.

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Photo of bubbler
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,264 ratings