Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPASierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
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4.15/5
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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
Ranking:
#1,457
Reviews:
2,957
Ratings:
11,093
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
4.46
 
 
Wants:
370
Gots:
3,243
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 11,093 |  Reviews: 2,957
Photo of italianstallion
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Canned on 06/09/16.

A - Pours a nice clear, deep color with a thick, frothy bright white head that's very sticky on the sides of the glass.

S - A hint of herbalness, and dominated by spicy pine aroma with a thick sweet caramel malt.

T - Follows the nose. Strong caramel malt backbone followed with citrus, and towards the end the palate gets hit with an assertive dose of piney resin bitterness that scrubs the sweetness away and then morphs into a lingering pine/bitter grapefruit bitterness (with a little bit of floral buried in the mix).

M - Thick and full bodied with a little bit of boozy effervescence permeating up to the sinuses.

O - It's been a long time since I've had this beer and can"t figure out why I never reviewed it before (probably because it's been so hard to find in my area anywhere close to fresh). I forgot how good and how solid this beer is and for the price point, it's hard to beat. Should be a staple IPA in my beer fridge.

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Photo of MOFALLINGLEAF
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

In a hops glass.....Pours a finger head, creamy off-white head, with medium lacing. Body is a nice warm copper color, slightly cloudy with no sediment. On the nose, right up front with the classic pine aroma, followed up with a nice grapefruit , not detecting much else, maybe a slight hint of clove. On the palate is a rush of pine, surprisingly the grapefruit on the nose comes through on the palate with a subtle citrus and sweetness, after the sip warms up. Lightly creamy mouth-feel with a dry finish.

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Photo of JV-NH
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shmuck81
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brew_ski
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LoudRed
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lovindahops
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from bottle into a pint glass

A- pours an amber color with rapid carbonation taking over the body. The head is very impressive. Almost looks like a swirl of whipped cream on top. The bubbles just don't slow down. The lacing stays all over the glass

S- a mix of citrus hops and bread like malts. Does not jump out like I would expect. There is a sweet scent of caramel

T- very good. Dry floral, pine, earthy bitterness leads off. There s a brief sweet profile for the brew. As it exits, the bitter hops remain. It's strange because the taste completely surprises based on the initial lack of scents

M- filling and big time carbonated.

D- this is a great beer from sierra. It really presents a brew that has an intense hop flavor with the bitterness appeal that IPA fans crave. The beer is very drinkable and tasty as well. A great IPA from a proven brewer

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Photo of Masonz223
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass
Look: light Amber brown very nice looking
Smell: floral hops fruity strong on the nostrils
Taste: crisp refreshing very hoppy light fruit lingering after taste
Overall: very nice ipa one of the best I've had great taste great looking. Definitely purchasing again.

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Photo of GarbageMan10
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Roman5150
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle from Frugal Mcdougals in Nashville, TN.

Appearance: Amber, cloudy, with a slight off white head.

Smell: Piney, very coast coast IPA typical smell, hops really hit your nostrils on this one, and it smells pretty damn good.

Taste: This beer has a lot of hops. Very tasty hops at that. This is what I think a typical west coast IPA should taste like, although not quite as good as Stone IPA. The alchohol comes through a lot more on this one than say a Two-Hearted, its not quite as balanced, but it's still very drinkable. It tastes more like an 8 or 9% IPA. Subtle citrus initial taste followed by a slightly bitter, yet still smooth hop aftertaste.

Overall: I will probably buy this again, as it was on sale for $9 a 6-pack. It does the west coast IPA style very well, however, it does not compare to a Two Hearted or Stone IPA. I would reccomend anyone that has a fondness for a well crafted, hoppy beer, to give this a try.

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Photo of Cycle69
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Hazen
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of elliott1184
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%

Photo of Tonyjenlasc
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - A clear copper like color. Big fluffy two finger soapy white head
Smell - Pine, resin, floral, grapefruit, citrus
Taste - Pine, dank, resinous, floral, citrus

Overall - West Coast IPA to the fullest. A classic.

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Photo of bird_soul
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sliprk314
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Augustiner719
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Dark orangish yellow color with medium head and weak lacing.

Smell: Smells great. Cirtusy hops with some nice malty sweetness came though. Smelled a little off balance with the hops way more prominent.

Taste: Solid brew. Inbetween an IPA and DIPA i guess. It doesnt have the malty background to balance this beer as well as dipa's but its not a bitter as the regualr pale ale.

Mouthfeel: I thought it was too carbonated but not awful. Medium bodied.

Drinkability: Not something i would drink the whole 6 pack of but a nice beer to throw in a mix of beers when drinking. Its pretty strong but managable.

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Photo of OhioBobcat
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of MadScientist
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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

This is my perfect (affordable) summer choice. The pour is quite beautiful and surely above average. The head that is created is not around long and the orange/yellow hues are nice with visible carbonation activity. The hop and malt aromas are well constructed with the malt cutting slightly the hop bitterness. The hoppiness is perfect for the style's goal. The smooth and crisp characteristics allows this to be an any occassion summer favorite. I really appreciate such a brew that is so readily available, affordable, and produced in the tradition of craft beer.

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Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of TimBeaulieu
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of SanFranJake
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ricksrealm
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,093 ratings
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