Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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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Everything you want from a big bold west coast IPA

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355 ml bottle served cold into a pint glass. Purchased for about $1.65 USD in Buffalo, New York. Packaged July 1,2014.

Appearance - clear rich bronze color with a few reddish hues. One finger of head tops it all off, with some streaky curtain lacing left inside the glass. Small amount of visible carbonation.

Smell - citrusy with some lemon, grapefruit and nectarines. Smell is subdued for a substantial IPA.

Taste - fairly good citrus flavor lemon and nectarines again. Some earthy and pine elements. Even some caramel flavor blended in.nice balance and substantial boldness, I only wish I had gotten this fresher as I imagine it would be considerably more flavourful. Malt flavor blends very nicely with citrusy hops.

Mouthfeel - smooth, medium carbonation with medium to heavy body. Moist juicy finish.

Overall - a very nice IPA, that I think would score at least a quarter point higher across the board if fresh. Definitely worth a try for IPA lovers and important to have fairly fresh, but still pretty solid if sitting on the shelf for a little longer than you'd like.

Update : tried another bottle December 20, 2014 which appeared to be a bit fresher than the last. Still a very good IPA, but underwhelming give it's street cred.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89.6% out of 100 with 11,012 ratings
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