Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

10,957 Ratings
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPASierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States

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

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Delicious and bold. Hops are delicious with this one.

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

16oz can poured into a tulip. I’m sure the freshness is on here but it’s only been out for a couple of months and I don’t feel like looking up the Julian calendar. It’s fresh.

A: A near two-finger white head sits on top of a clear copper body. Bubbles are tight and head retention looks pretty good.

S: Tons of pine with some floral/grassy characteristics and a little bit of sweet malt.

T: Really similar to the nose. There is a lot of pine, some floral hops, grassy notes and a bit of sweetness from the malt. The finish features a little bit of the sweet malt.

M: Drinkability is medium. It’s not the MOST abrasive IPA that I’ve had but there is plenty here to slow you down a bit. Body is medium, texture is dry, carb is lively and the finish is sort of sweet yet astringent. Weird.

O: It’s taken me awhile to appreciate this beer. Pine-centric IPAs aren’t my favorite, but I have come to enjoy Torpedo quite a bit. I think the floral notes help separate this from other pine bombs available on the market.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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

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

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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

Currently on draft at Fathead's and Smokin' Joe's on East Carson Street in da Burgh. Appears with a copper hued body nice cream head leaves thick even chunks of lacing. Aromatics detected include piney, citrus, and floral hop tones almost perfumey toned with a caramel bready malt base for balance yeast note was also present here. Tasted upfront bitterness, doughy caramel sweetness blended with the piney, flowery, citrus, and earthy hop varieties nice hopped up ale from our friends outta Chico, CA. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with mild resinous stickiness from the hop oils glides across the palate rather nicely. Drinkability is choice here, quality West Coast hoppy IPA wish I would see this one more often.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a very good IPA, however nothing really stands out about it. If i were to recommend somebody to try their first IPA I would definitely recommend this one.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.11 out of 5 based on 10,957 ratings.
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