Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Torpedo Extra IPATorpedo Extra IPA
BA SCORE
4.15/5
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11,193 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:
#1,581
Reviews:
2,986
Ratings:
11,193
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
4.46
 
 
Wants:
372
Gots:
3,327
Trade:
6
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 11,193 |  Reviews: 2,986
Photo of mralan_scz
4.81/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

my favorite beer of all time
one I keep on hand all the time for its delicios hoppy flavor and smooth character

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Photo of npdevil27
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rex_4539
4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: Hazy amber color, one and a half finger beige head, amazing lacing, good carbonation.

S: Hops, malts.

T: Hoppy, malty, caramel, bitter. Nice!

F: Light bodied, extremely drinkable and refreshing.

O: Exceptional IPA.

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Photo of Schnabelhund
4.72/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Torpedo Extra IPA pours a copper color with a big, long-lasting creamy head and thick lacing. The scents of citrus, orange, pine, and a hint of apple float up to the nose. Upon taking a mouthful, the malt unfolds its sweetness up front before it makes room for the complex transition from pine and resin notes to fruity grapefruit bitterness from the hops, which stays well into the finish with relatively gentle warmth and a tannic zing. The interaction of flavors overall is phenomenal and gives a slightly different impression with each sip taken, while the medium-sublte carbonation makes sure to stay in the background. I fell in love with this massive beer.

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Photo of lmaduells
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A beer that fulfills all that must have a product of this style. Balanced within the style, without excesses or weaknesses. Good cerevsa that is allowed to drink and enjoy.

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Photo of AleManDan
3.82/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A true classic and a great IPA. Surprisingly cheap and available. I find myself avoiding it because I want crazy new flavors but this never ceases to satisfy. I can get a 32oz bottle for about $4!

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Photo of M4CDO
3.79/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of la_nomade
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Brewsome
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nicely balanced IPA. Not overly bitter even with high IBU. Citra dry hopping adds fruit aroma and flavor.

I would add a few points if packaged in a can for additional freshness and flavor longevity.

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Photo of SirGunther
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DigitGrowler
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chilmer
1.99/5  rDev -52%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of SolarPower36
2.97/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Thehoff_21
3.31/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

An ok ipa. A little too bitter and piney for my taste

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Photo of akirakcat
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark copper color with a small white head. Rich, earthy and pine aromas, with some tropical fruit on the back end. Woody pine taste with a splash of spice and plenty of sweet, toasted malts. Just as the aroma, there's some fruit hidden in there (tangerine?). There's a good amount of bitterness but it almost felt disconnected from the taste of the hops. Medium body with slight oils.

Overall, it's a solid brew, but not as strong in flavor as advertised.

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

Photo of Rsides
3.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TossKing7
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of poppopintheattic11
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IPAQuester
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nonnie864
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jripley97
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jro1960
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful color, Serious dankness, piney, Citrus notes, in your face bitterness makes this a go to when something more esoteric is not available. Little hot on the ABV and palate, but still love it. WC/American IPA fans will be happy. Far from a desert island choice, but solid.

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Photo of jrb5094
4.66/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

What a beautiful beer. Great balance, between fruity and floral with the right amount of maltiness. Sierra Nevada is my new go-to in general they are so conistent and you can find their stuff everywhere!

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Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,193 ratings