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:
#1,530
Reviews:
2,969
Ratings:
11,141
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
4.46
 
 
Wants:
372
Gots:
3,281
Trade:
6
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 11,141 |  Reviews: 2,969
Photo of Bridgtd
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of dad's favorite beers! This beer has gotten me in trouble numerous times!

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Photo of CobraDC23
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Burgy
3.82/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dooman
3.86/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NorCalKid
3.69/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

In a world of IPA’s, Torpedo falls into the classic North West IPA. The aroma is sweet caramel malt with subtle floral earthy hops. Much follows in taste with a spicy, toffee like caramel malt. A light bitterness keeps it slightly in balance. The body and finish are fairly clean with a lingering sweet bitter caramel malt. Not my favorite but would drink if handed.

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Photo of HealingTek
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gvickery
4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I can’t really find anything negative to say about this. It’s outstanding. Make sure it’s not outdated.

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

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

Photo of MikePacheco12
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kemblain
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jakepeterson
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dextr24
3.59/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of dbrown456
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best at 50 degrees or more. Lets the full flavor/aroma emerge. Quite impressed by this beer.

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Photo of Edani95
2.91/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ausonius
3.61/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BLicorice
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bolio
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mpmcguire11
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mbjb0720
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Thankin_Hank
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Looks great for an IPA, carbonation, good head and lacing. Not really strong in the smelling department but you get the hops. Not too strong for the hop flavor but a solid IPA. My buddy likes this beer and I had yet to try it. I'd never turn one down but there are other IPA's I'd rather have. This is an easy drinking beer and maybe an excellent palate cleanser. Overall I enjoyed the Torpedo but it wouldn't be on my favorites list for IPA's today. Poured from a 12 ounce bottle PKGD 12/30/2017.

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Photo of cleefwood
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

One of my go to IPAs. Probably has something to do with availability and price, but I'd still pick this over any other IPA in this price range (Sam Adam's is the only other one I can think of).

So, on to the beer. The appearance is an amber orange hue with a nice foamy head that dissipates rapidly. On the nose, I get some mild pine and copper malt notes, and that's about it. Once I take a sip, I get strong pine hop flavors with a light malt backbone. The mouth feel is moderate and indicative of it's 7.2% abv.

Overall, this is a solid IPA especially considering it's price and availability. However, there are better offerings which offer more complexity in flavor and aroma for a few dollars more. I've drank this brew at least a hundred times, but this is my first time to reviewing it.

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

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