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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
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 11,061 |  Reviews: 2,952
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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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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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

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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