Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPASierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
BA SCORE
4.15/5
11,029 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:
#1,398
Reviews:
2,946
Ratings:
11,029
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
4.46
 
 
Wants:
364
Gots:
3,195
Trade:
6
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 11,029 |  Reviews: 2,946
Photo of Handsome_Steve
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice smooth IPA. Great foam and nice amber color. Has the right amount of bite and nice finish at the end. Definitely will buy this again. A great beer with food as well as all by itself. Will buy again.

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Photo of OzmanBey
2.09/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Photo of braskey
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cd34
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GarrettB
3.66/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

January 29th, 2015 - Torpedo is everywhere. EVERYWHERE. But the omnipresence is a good thing. Wherever you go in San Diego, if you need an impromptu six-pack of reasonable quality, just like the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, the Sierra Nevada Torpedo is a solid choice. The brew looks like a dark amber beer, promising a depth of flavor, which is reaffirmed in the nose. Hoppy and bready, it tells a tale of sociable bitterness, but without being heavy, sticky or sweet. The flavor is pronouncedly balanced, and while the hop profile doesn't sound out, it plays well with all the other ingredients. Slightly metallic, slightly sweet, it offers enough of interest to give a beer drinker pause, without interrupting the evening's event.

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Photo of Mandpasbury
4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer poirs a very nice head, 1 finger at minimum. It has a very balanced taste with just the right amount of citrus, right amount of hops and just a tiny bit of pain. It sits well in your mouth and does not leave a bitter aftertaste. This could become a everyday beer if I would let it.

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Photo of Dodgerfan_33
4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: This beer poured in a glass has a nice 1 1/2 fingers of head and a thick lacing in the glass.

S: The smell of citrus, hops, and a bit of pine.

T: orange , Hoppy and balanced, little floral notes of pine. Perfect balance on flavor. Nice resin backnotes.

F: feel is a bit heavy. It has a nice Creamyness to it. Great mouthfeel. Just very well balanced.

O: I love this Extra IPA just so well balanced on Hops, citrus and pine. Has perfect balance in all flavors. Mouthfeel is great. Perfect balance of hops and I'm a Hop head. Best beer I had from Sierra Nevada, great beer at 7.99 a six pack. And 7.2 Apv. Definetely in my rotation of beers.

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Photo of Josephclark
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Like broccoli, this beer is drank for the great feel not taste

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Photo of BeerDreadz
2.75/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DanEasley
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DavetotheB
3.6/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Lots of flavor. It smacks you in the face and lingers for a while. Feels heavy. After two bottles I want to switch to a lighter beer. It’s good, but I prefer Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

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

Photo of crisis1290
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As usual...Sierra Nevada created another gem so may years ago and it still is amongst the leaders in the IPA catagory.
So simple, yet so good! Sierra nevada should be on the Mount Crushmore of Craft Beer ! Everything a hop head wants. Piney, cutrusy, and loaded with flavor. What I really like about torpedo is the mouth feel. Seems a bit more "creamy" than most IPAs.

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

Photo of dokhollidai
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bajengurkan
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of forshamegetit
3.6/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bryan12345
3.25/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Xerxes845
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of tmcarter23
4.66/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,029 ratings
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