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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
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4.15/5
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11,061 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:
#1,436
Reviews:
2,952
Ratings:
11,061
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
4.46
 
 
Wants:
369
Gots:
3,224
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 11,061 |  Reviews: 2,952
Photo of dctarga
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BirdieBoy76
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of monk2021
3.82/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of valence
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of JoeyJellico
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.54/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Justin4498
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of earthtravel
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of xPrestigious
3.34/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Old friend, we've been through a lot already but I think it's time to hang up your cap. I'd like to thank you for destroying my palate countless times and opening up doors to bigger and better hop forward IPA's that don't rely on your one dimensional pine approach. Thanks again buddy!

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Photo of sokol_1993
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jwarsenal9
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dawon
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jesterr44
3.87/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a transparent deep amber/orange with a tall fluffy off-white head with lots of retention. Lacing is left during drinking.
Aroma is mostly malty, with slight hops & a bit of a sour mash scent. I was hoping for more hop on the nose. Upon tasting, I'm getting a full malt flavour with decent smooth full mouthfeel but not all that much in the hops department. There's some mild pine bitterness which lingers until the end of the sip, but not much more than that & certainly no complex combination of hop flavours - not really even quite what passes for an IPA these days. Good to try it, but definitely a one-off for me.

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

Photo of Amb3do
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of insouciantx
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Messygiuseppe
3.48/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

It's like a torpedo straight up the ass.

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

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

Sweet malt, citrusy, grapefruity, piney scents coming through. Dark amber color with a good amount of lacing. An excellent IPA that I can see myself purchasing again.

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Photo of pure_guava_
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

delicious, beautiful color, very refreshing and full of flavor.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,061 ratings
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