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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11,193 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:
#1,584
Reviews:
2,986
Ratings:
11,193
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
4.46
 
 
Wants:
372
Gots:
3,327
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 11,193 |  Reviews: 2,986
Photo of Vaulmas
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

12-oz. bottle PKGD 06/25/18 poured easily into a 16-oz mug produces a finger size rocky white head with lots of lacing.
Dark copper color brightens to gold/amber when held up to light.
Smell features piney hops, grass and citrus.
The taste has piney hops and toasted malt up front with grassy herbal hops and semi-sweet malt in the middle and finally it ends with a spicy hop bitterness.
Medium body/carbonation, difficult to detect alcohol and a dry bitter finish that lingers.
Hops come at you from all angles yet they are balanced by the maltyness. This may have been the 1st IPA I tried years ago, happy to have revisited this one.

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Photo of Tlock
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaten454
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ktown89
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best beer in town. Why go for anything else? Don't be fooled by new IPAs emerging, Torpedo is king.

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Photo of c3p0
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice looking beer, not much of a smell and a bit on the bitter side.

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Photo of Dmullz
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Significant head, burnt orange color,inviting. Clear lacing evident, creamy head

Fresh and light hoppy scent, with some citrus

Significant hop character, mostly on the aftertaste. Tangy citrus taste, possibly lemon

Light, creamy with the head, lively carbonation on the tongue

Very drinkable, refreshing IPA with a strong bitter hop aftertaste

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Photo of PMakowski
4.89/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is pretty much perfect in my opinion. Color is super rich golden amber with a nice foam head. Smell is amazing - sweet malt, sweet grass, hops, fruit (strawberry, pineapple, peach). I would not drink this with a super heavy meal such as prime rib because it is a fairly heavy beer. I love drinking this as dessert, after my meal or with appetizers. I love the fact that the carbonation is very low, i don't like super carbonated beers. The taste is so great because it isn't too bitter, it's sweet bready malt, medium oily body with strong hop taste on the back end. The hop oil really makes this beer stand out. My body feels good when i drink this beer which is unusual. I just can't say enough good things about it, it is high calorie certainly not going to drink more than a few in one sitting but definitely worthy of a grade of A+ Well done Sierra Nevada i will buy this again and again.

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Photo of Chris585
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great classic ipa. Very piney and straight forward taste. Not a lot of fruity taste but straight up west coast pine and malt playing perfectly. What a great classic ipa that most people forget. I can drink a million of these and not get tired of the taste and feel of it. Awesome still after 20 years

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Photo of Hallbrauhaus
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PuffySAJ
4.69/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rumlibeers
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerMan247
3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great American IPA

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

Photo of mlatvakokko
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of stevoj
3.66/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasty IPA from Sierra Nevada, can from Jackson’s in Boise. Dark golden with thin foamy head, pungent aroma of pine forest, taste is piney hops, small lingering palate and short, abrupt finish. Easy drinker, but very well put together.

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Photo of Dumble_Hub
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MikeFischer04
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

8$ for a 4-16oz pack in VA.. 2 month exp. Excellent beer. Contends w jai alai

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Photo of 2market
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not bad for a larger West Coast brewery

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Photo of rhgonzalez28
4.94/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

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Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,193 ratings