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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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11,041 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:
#1,433
Reviews:
2,949
Ratings:
11,041
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
4.46
 
 
Wants:
367
Gots:
3,205
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 11,041 |  Reviews: 2,949
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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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Photo of austinc94
3.56/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of 8444dodgers01
3.71/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Gold in color. Thick, frothy head that collapses into a thick collar. Definitely smells malty. There is a chlorine smell. Taste is malty. There is a harshness to it. The beer definitely warms me up.

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Photo of glf60
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RMW66
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thebiglebowski
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I love this beer - however I'm rating it as I drink it after having a Saint Arnold's Endeavour (double IPA, probably my favorite IPA right now). This is a very bitter beer (which I love). The aroma is not quite there and it tastes very hoppy (65 IBU). Alcohol content is 7.2% but you can kinda tell that it's high, which to me is not ideal. I like high-alcohol-content beers but I like the "smooth" ones, not the ones that you can necessarily tell that are heavy in alcohol. That being said, this one gets a 4/5 in taste. Overall it's a great beer, ideal for those who like hoppy American IPA's.

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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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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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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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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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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,041 ratings
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