Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Torpedo Extra IPATorpedo Extra IPA
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4.15/5
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11,141 Ratings
Torpedo Extra IPATorpedo 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:
#1,529
Reviews:
2,969
Ratings:
11,141
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
4.46
 
 
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372
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3,282
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Sierra Nevada Torpedo..... Now I'm not much of an IPA master nor do I really care for them, but I gotta say it has a lot of flavor in involved. Can't say so much for the smell. The taste is reminiscent to the pale ale but much more complex. It has a almost sweet quality close to that of a pineapple but not quite, a lot of other flavors that I can't quite pinpoint.The after taste is almost too bitter and seems almost unbalanced because of the almost nonexistent malt. But it keeps you coming back for more. Oh yeah P.S. This is not a casual drinkers beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Everything you want from a big bold west coast IPA

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
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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3/5  rDev -27.7%

Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,141 ratings