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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPASierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
BA SCORE
4.15/5
Exceptional
11,058 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#1,438
Reviews:
2,952
Ratings:
11,058
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
4.46
 
 
Wants:
369
Gots:
3,220
Trade:
6
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I will freely admit that I rarely drink IPAs because they are too hoppy for my tastes under most circumstances. But with this high a rating, this beer deserved a chance.

Pours a clear, bright orange/amber with a full 1 1/2" of light tan head. Fairly creamy though nowhere near a tap drawn Guinness quality. After the initial settling, the retention on the remaining 1/2" is truly amazing. A very nice lacing, though a bit scattered, remains.
Smell is well-balanced with notes of wood, floral, citrus with lighter notes of citrus and evergreen and a faint malt and yeast in the back.
Taste is a nice mix of malt and hops, lighter citrus and some woody resin. Balance is good and for an IPA I would consider this pretty complex. After warming some alcohol presence is seen.
Medium bodied, fairly high effervescence, dry finish with a woody/resin/citrus aftertaste. This is a really good IPA and a pretty good beer overall, in fact, this is better than their Pale Ale by a good amount. And less hoppy.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,058 ratings
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