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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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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Ratings: 11,093 |  Reviews: 2,957
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Photo of natelocc787
3.52/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours golden amber with a caramel colored head.

The nose is very perfumy and spritzy. Herbal and floral notes are dominant with a lot of pine and hops.

This beer got better as it warmed to room temperature. Piney, hoppy, and grassy. Taste has a crisp bite to it like putting your nose in a fresh bag of cascades. Small citrus character.

Not as assertive as I'd hoped and lacking compared to many other high ranked examples of this style. This is what i would imagine a dry-hopped/hoppier SN Pale Ale would taste like.

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Photo of DaveONan
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of kagent777
3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle purchased from Utah State system poured into a 24 oz solo plastic cup, I am at a party what can I say.

Appearance: A solid light amber that is slightly hazy. The head stuck around for a while and left sticky lacing all over the cup.

Smell: The hops do not make too much of a statement in the nose, but I do notice the caramel malts.

Taste: Sweet caramel malts followed but some middling bitterness. This is a nice IPA that does not lean too much to the hoppy side.

Mouthfeel: A medium body with good carbonation. This beer has a lingering finish.

Overall: A solid beer that is easy for me to get.

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From can

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3.43/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle purchased as part of a 6 pack from Jax. I split the 6 pack with my friend. Poured into a Sierra Nevada Hop Tulip glass.

A: Pours a clear amber color with a small amount of tiny bubble off white head. The lacing coats the sides of the glass as it is consumed.

S: There is a grassy hop aroma with a bit of caramel malt aroma mixed in. There are a lot of beers in the style that have a lot more of an interesting aroma.

T: A very light flavor for the style in both malts and hops. A weak caramel malt flavor with not much in the way of hop flavor. What is there matches the nose and has a grass like flavor.

M: It has a medium thickness and the carbonation does not assist to make it more smooth.

D: This one does not go down as easy as many others in the style. I am a bit surprised that I do not care for this beer that much.

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4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Plenty of creamy white head adorns this one, excellent lacing also. A dark amber color with exceptional clarity. Smells are of piney hops, a bit floral along with a hint of sweetness. Taste is similar to the smell, plenty of hops that dominate, not overly bitter though, the sweetness also keeps coming back, honey possibly? Alcohol is well hidden also. Very smooth and very drinkable, a great beer paired with the hockey game I was watching at the time.

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4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance-Pours an unclouded orange amber with a creamy off white head and very nice sheets of white lacing.

Smell-Some amber malts and a bright citrus pine hop aroma.

Taste-A perfect balance between a malty backbone and a flowery, piney and citrus hop presence. Hop finish carries on the palate for quite some time.

Mouthfeel-Crisply carbonated and moderate body.

Drinkability-One could drink quite a few of these based upon the beautifully balanced flavor. It's very hard to believe that the ABV is over seven percent.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

In my imperial pint glass at cellar temperature. How have I not reviewed this yet?

Torpedo has a nice two centimeters or so of off-white foam for a head and a vibrant, deep sunset orange color.

It smells of fresh bread, honey, sweet lemon and orange, and herbal pine.

The flavor is a beautifully balanced ride, starting with tangy citrus, moving to sweet white bread and marmalade, and ending with a fairly dry finish of biscuity malts, citrus rind, and resinous pine. Lingering dank and bitter hops tease my palate for another sip.

I'm fond of the feel. Pretty well-carbonated but not too prickly, and ever so slightly sticky.

Kind of a classic IPA. Substantially hoppy and bitter, but with other balancing attributes as well.

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3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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

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4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

I was surprised to see this on the beer menu at Summits near Stone Mountain. I had not heard about this beer. Without knowing it's kind of a Celebration clone, I was very impressed. Nice hoppy/citrus aroma. Was served with zero head, unfortunately. A bit of a malt aroma and taste. Nice crisp mouthfeel was a good bit of carbonation.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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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