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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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:
#2,898
Reviews:
3,000
Ratings:
11,250
pDev:
10.84%
 
 
Wants:
377
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3,360
Trade:
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Photo of Can_if_you_can
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RonHK
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

My current house IPA together with the Founders Centennial. Citrus, piney nose, nice orange copper color, good head - full strong mouth feel, smooth finish - not hot despite the high alcohol. This is the house beer during annual October fly fishing trip to West Yellowstone.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akme223
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served in a pint glass, bottle date 7/3/18.

Pours a clear, copper color. Medium ~1” foamy white head. Above average retention. Lots of lacing on the glass.

Strong pine scent. Hints of citrus and tropical. Some grassy tones as well. Very nice smelling and what you’d expect of a West Coast IPA.

It’s got that good strong piney hop taste, but it’s offset well with the citrus and the malt.

Medium-Full bodied. Smooth finish offsetting the hoppy front.

Very well balanced, perfect bitterness offset with the clean and crisp citrus taste. Alcohol is very well hidden for a 7.2%. This is a very good beer and great value at $7.99 for a 6 pack that I’d definitely buy again. Sierra Nevada does not disappoint.

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Photo of foundersasap
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of natzalot
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elohim
3.79/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knickfan3
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ghasting
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrismattlin
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brp94
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jdCrispyBrew
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great piney/citrus to the nose. Strong flavor but not overpowering. Finishes clean and quiet. Delicious for an IPA lover.

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Photo of Carmack
3.59/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Murray0420
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

One of my personal favorite if you want a kick in your beer with a. Smooth taste

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Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottled 7-9-18
1" white dense head with amazing retention. Orange/Amber glowing IPA with a slight chill haze. Thick lacing.
Oranges and pine...smells like a classic. Sweet malt is also present and fighting it out.
Tastes like an outstanding, traditional WC IPA, no fancy-schmancy stuff - just delicious hops over a simple but well proportioned malt base. Citrus and pine, some grass...sweet malts. WELL DONE.
Medium body, bright, perfect amount of carbonation. Long lingering hop bitterness.
Don't pass this up, great choice by Sierra Nevada to include this in the Fall Pack. Delicious, Sierra Nevada just gets better and better.

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Photo of MugillaGorilla
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Hondo
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shiu-chan
3.6/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep copper tone, One inch head stay frothy for long.
Piney and Hoppy nose.
Rich and instense, full bodied and bold.
IPA with intense bitterness, for those who really love double IPA.

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Photo of PhilFoley
3.39/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle, from the Fall Pack. Bottled on '07/09/18 08:25'.
Clear, medium amber, with some gold notes, colored body. Close to a two finger, white colored head, which slowly recedes. Leaves behind sheets of lacing.
Expressive aroma of citrus and pine hops, with some caramel malts (more in the background).
Taste is redolent with hops (orange citrus, piney resin, and lighter floral). Certainly a caramel malt component. Bitterness is there but not overboard. Balanced by a slightly sweet aspect.
Medium to full mouth feel. Good carbonation.
A beer that begs each sip to linger in the mouth in order to experience the full spectrum of aroma and flavor. Years ago, before the explosion of craft beer choices, this beer was in my regular rotation. Coming back to this beer again emphasizes the craft expertise of this brewer. Once in a while it is a good choice to delve into beers once enjoyed, but usually passed over because of the multitude of choices in the new environment of local, newer local breweries.

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Photo of Paradox1000
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good IPA, but does not excite me like some! I had a number of them at a hotel where it was the only IPA available.

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Photo of peterpunk15
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KingpinKev
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ChrisFinch
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WJL2112
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased a 24 oz bomber from local grocery store; about two months old. A very nice Extra IPA. Great hop flavors. Bold and assertive indeed! Clean on the palate. Nice bitterness. Strong but refreshing. Good beer from SN.

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Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,250 ratings